In the story “Of Mice And Men” there is an african american worker who works on the ranch that the two main characters are hired at. This man 's name is crooks and when he is first introduced we learn that he is victimized because of the color of his skin and that he is handicapped in that his back is crooked, hence the name crooks. Even the woman on the ranch, (curley 's wife) puts him down, he is used as a punching bag by everyone on the ranch. “She turned on him in scorn. "Listen, Nigger," she said.
She makes an escape attempt with a sympathetic domestic servant when the life in that house becomes awry and awesome. Regrettably the father and sons follow them and shoots that son who belongs to the lower caste. She is chained to a post in the cow shed and becomes a pawn of revenge in an intercommunity conflict as the lower cast society vows to take revenge from that higher class family and the lady. Consistently she renders to be gang raped not only from the family itself but also from the lower cast men who come in the night to the cow shed. She does not get the enough food for survival.
As Lonely As Me- PigPen Theatre Co. “As Lonely As Me” by PigPen Theatre Co. is a song I chose to describe the scene where Lennie was in the barn after he killed one of Slim’s pups and Curley’s wife approached him. Lennie tried to make her understand that he didn’t want to talk to her in fear that he’d get it trouble, however she didn’t allow him to do so. “‘Wha’s the matter with me?’ she cried. ‘Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody?’’ (87). The song that portrayed this situation is called As Lonely As Me by PigPen Theatre Co. due to its idea of loneliness.
Furthermore without any control George was forced to kill Lennie. However he first tells Lennie about their dream, about tending rabbits, living off the land from the crops, and shoots him. Friendship and Loneliness is shown here where George is Lennie’s best friend, and everyone else stays away leaving Lennie alone. Other times in the novel the reader witnesses many other characters face this same factor of isolation. Some examples are,
There, she found a farmer who helped her, and called the cops. All three men were caught, and charged. The incident started on August 8, around 10 p.m; when the girl was lured away from home by Thomas Baker, her friend’s father. Baker told the girl he needed help with his son, and being an innocent 15-year-old girl, fell into the trap. The men tortured the girl not only with rape, but attempting to drown, hang, and drug her.
Mob justice is mentioned in Of Mice and Men in an exchange between Curley’s wife and Crooks. She tells him that she could have him lynched whenever she wanted. As well was when Curley found his wife dead, it was determined by Curley and the other migrant workers, that the misfit has killed the woman, there is no thought of legal justice to kill Lennie. The isolation and size of the ranches allowed frontier justice to prevail and influence many that thought otherwise. Not only were there mass amounts of vigilante justice, the historical events of women’s role in society were displayed throughout the
But he can do anything you tell him” (22). This quote explains that George was lying about how Lennie got his disability, just so he can make the boss think that he was not born unintelligent. It reveals that George really wants the job, so he tries to make him and Lennie great candidates for the position. On the other hand, Candy’s dog has been living with Candy for a very long time, but can’t live much longer due to his poor health. When George and Lennie see Candy’s dog for the first time, the author describes him as, “And at his heels there walked a dragfooted sheepdog, gray of muzzle, and with pale, blind old eyes” (24).
Towards the end of the story, Candy, George, and Lennie gather up enough money to afford a farm, but as the last section of the last chapter unfolds, the reader learns that Lennie has to be killed for murdering Candy’s wife, which in turn ruins the dreams of not only George and Candy, bt Lennie as well. As chapter 6, page 106 entails, “ He pulled the trigger. The crash from the shot rolled up the hills and down again. Lennie jarred, and then settled slowly forward to the sand, and he lay without quivering.” When George fires this shot, he knows he ruined Lennies dreams. One final example of broken dreams in the book, Of Mice and Men, is Candys dream of belonging to a community that cared for him.
Candy’s dog who was once an spectacular sheep herder but is now toothless, horrible smelling and brittle from age supports Candy’s fears. Candy’s past accomplishments and current emotional involvement to his dog matter very little as Carlson makes clear when he strongly insisted Candy let him put the dog out of its misery. In such a society Candy’s dog represents an unpalatable reminder of the fate that awaits anyone who outlives their usefulness. For a short time, his dream of living out his days with George and Lennie on the farm they dream of buying distracts Candy from his grim reality. He considers the couple acres of land they explain was worthy of his hard earned life long savings, which bespeaks his desperate need to believe there is a kinder world than the one in which he lives.
This reflects on how friendships can teach people to have empathy for others. After Carlson takes Candy’s dog, George, Lennie and Candy talk about their dream place more descriptive then before, after a few minutes Candy states. “I ought to of shot that dog myself George.” This quote tells us that Candy wanted to kill the dog himself because he would’ve known how to kill the dog and how to burry the dog correctly because he has empathy towards his dog. This reflects on how friendships, teach people of empathy towards another person.Lennie was back turned to look at the river while George faced a gun directly at Lennie’s neck, but before shooting he states of how he is feeling. “I ain’t never been mad before quickly ending the conversation “he brought the
But later on, his strength increases with anger and cause more problems. Curley is their boss’s son and he has a beautiful young wife that causes trouble. One day Lennie was in the barn crying because he had killed his pup and knows that because he killed the pup he cannot tend the rabbits in their land that they were going to buy. He was sad and angry but at that moment Curley’s wife walks in and try to talk