Of Mice And Men Quotes That Show Discrimination And Prejudice

2531 words - 11 pages

Of Mice and Men Quotes
Discrimination and Prejudice
Racial
Crooks – he’s coloured, so automatically he is isolated by the others. He is often
referred in the novella as a “nigger” ”the negro stable buck” ”why it’s just a nigger
sayin’ it” “s’pose you couldn’t go into the bunk… cause you was black” he blocks
himself from the other ranch hands because he is not used to being part of a society.
No one feels pathos for him because no one can sympathise with him.
Sexism
Curley’s wife- she’s the only woman on the ranch, always excluded from activities
such as horse shoes. She seeks for attention. she always goes onto the ranch to seek
for company. “Can’t talk to nobody but Curley”
Cat house also shows how women had low value back then. They were used as items
to please men and is shown without self-respect.
Disability
Lennie- he had learning disability. “”this shows that people did not understand this
kind of illness and is badly treated by others. He is called the “Dum Dum” along with
Candy.
Candy-he lost a limb on the ranch, due to this, he is given simple jobs. He’s also at an
old age which means he cannot do much work. “They’ll can me purty soon. Jus’ as
soon as I can’t swamp out no bunk houses they’ll put me on the county.”
Crooks-he is not given a real name; clearly the character is named after his disability
which is a crooked back.” Busted-back nigger”
Ageism
Candy-he is allowed to stay at the ranch despite his old age. He is described as a
“lousy ol’ sheep” by Curley’s wife.
Slim is treated as a god of the ranch, “Godlike eyes,” “Slim’s opinions were law.” This
shows that people were honoured by his presence and his decisions were
conclusive. They showed Slim a tremendous amount of respect.
Slim is a very calm and collective character, who has a peaceful aura about him.
“Slim’s calm invitation to confidence.” “
"He's got a team" showing Slim is a leader. This quote shows us the different levels
of authority amongst the itinerant workers.
Slim's "authority" means that he gets to decide who deserves justice, and who
deserves a little leniency. He's good at reading character, saying "I can tell a mean
guy from a mile off", this too shows his influence on the rest of the ranch members.
“You hadda, George. I swear you hadda…” Slim seems to agree with George’s
decision about killing Lennie. George’s actions are justified by Slims lawful verdict.
Carlson
1. “ I don’t see no reason for it”
This shows that Carlson has no personal attachments in the matter and does not think
about Candy’s personal emotions for the dog. He would willingly shoot Candy’s dog
showing no compassion and sympathy with him at all.
2. “Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin’ them two guys?”
Carlson is unable to place himself in the position of George when he shoots Lennie. He is
different as George and Lennie both had someone who cared about them, each other. He
shows a lack of empathy towards George.
3. ”Ranch workers are the loneliest guys in the word”.
Carlson comes across...

RELATED

Essay On Of Mice And Men

1165 words - 5 pages Stanford University so that he would be able to earn enough money to support himself. He had many interesting jobs. One of these was working in the barley fields, which gave him authentic material to use in his books like Of Mice And Men and Grapes of Wrath. By Working on a ranch, Steinbeck learned how others were treated and how tough a life on the ranch really was. John Steinbeck's life as a migrant worker taught him to feel compassion for people

Paper On Of Mice And Men

501 words - 3 pages Of Mice and Men In the novel Of Mice and Men, many social injustices, which are reflective of the time, victimize many characters in the novel. John Steinbeck wrote of a time where the economic depression has begun to destroy the spirits of human kind. The injustices portrayed through the characters were accepted at the time, by both the victims and the victimizers. Sexism and Racism were two issues that were touched upon through two secondary

Assignment On Of mice and men

772 words - 4 pages Group Assignment: MGM 3101 (Group1)Semester 1 2014/2015Lecturer: DrHaslindaHashimRoom: E102Phone: ext 7890Email:ACTIVITY 1Topic: Environments of Business OrganizationsMain Task: To apply the understanding of knowledge learned in class to real life examples and situations that happen in the workplace through the development of term papers.a. Each group is requested to choose one established organization and arrange for an interview with one

Dialectical Journal Assignment: Of Mice and Men

838 words - 4 pages /s or phrase/s (give CM). Draw across the page underneath the entries so that the reader can see that they belong together. Dialectical Journals earning a grade of 93-100 will have the following elements: 1. Cover all five chapters in Of Mice and Men. 2. Should have several quotes for each of the chapters. 3. Use meaningful and significant quotes related to the one of the novella’s themes: Alienation and Loneliness; Idealism vs. Reality

Assignment On Of Mice And Men By Pierce

921 words - 4 pages The physical environment and circumstances that an individual are exposed to, play a major role in the development and outcome of a person's nature and actions. Of Mice And Men, a novel written by John Steinbeck, is a perfect example of individuals molded and created as a result of their surroundings. Of Mice and Men was written during the American society's bleak period of mass depression (in the 1930's). Parallel to this time in history, the

Of Mice And Men.......10 Years On Assignment

280 words - 2 pages Of Mice and Men"¦ ...10 Years on! Curley slammed his beer glass down on the rickety table. It juddered slightly, and Curley was taciturn for a moment. He shook the unsightly stump in the direction of an amused George. Then, he glanced down, and where there was once a soft hand, well preserved for his purty wife, there was a hideous, tangled protuberance of fleshy tissue. The scabs had never healed but this one was particularly repulsive

OF mice and Men by John stienbeck

667 words - 3 pages Do you have an unrealistic dream? In the book Of Mice and Men by JohnSteinbeck, the main characters in the story each had a dream in whichthey were unable to carry out. Taking place during the Great Depressionera in the United States, these individuals struggled to survive. Thetheme "It is better not to have big dreams in life because they are toodifficult to attain and you end up bitterly disappointed andunmotivated" was brought up and proven

"Of Mice And Men" By John Steinbeck

777 words - 4 pages In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, many references are made to the struggleto achieve an impossible goal. Almost every character confesses their desire to lead adifferent life. George, Lennie, Candy, Curley's wife, and even Crooks mention theirfantasies of a better, more enjoyable and admirable life.George and Lennie's fantasy is the main example used to express the struggle torealize impossible dreams. George created this elaborate vision of

Of Mice And Men John Steinbeck

1100 words - 5 pages Of mice and men - The EssaySo, John Malkovich plays Lennie, one of the main characters, who is very different from the other characters. The setting of this story is a Californian farm, in 1930´s. On this farm is a very hard life, everybody is terrorized by the boss ´s son Curley. When Lennie and George come to this farm, every thing changes. They are both nice to every single person, which works on the farm, except to Curley and his

OF MICE AND MEN “Friendships”         The Friendship Lennie And George

658 words - 3 pages OF MICE AND MEN "Friendships" The friendship Lennie and George had in Of Mice and Men is incomparable to most friendships today. They were two very different people brought together by fate. Through all the hardships that they've been through, they still managed to pull through it all, that is, until it came to the very end.Lennie and George are polar opposites. Lennie a muscular guy with no sense of what is going on around him, relies purely on

Of Mice and Men and the American Dream - English - essay

1309 words - 6 pages The American dream was an appealing idea to the millions of very poor people living in America in the 1930s. Even though it’s been decades since, people still aim to achieve this goal. Many people believed that the United States was the land of opportunities and that is how the american dream became an inspiration for many in hope for a better life. In the novel “ of mice and men,” by John Steinbeck, illustrates the harsh reality of the american

Of mice and men; a powerful display - school - essay

1096 words - 5 pages Of Mice and Men: A Powerful Display The Great Depression was a period of time in the 1930s when America was in a state of economic collapse. Poverty and unemployment were common, thus, leading to large amounts of migrant workers. In Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, the author conveys the struggle and hardship the characters cope with in order to attain the “American Dream” in this now defective world; prejudice, isolation and lack of security are

Of Mice and Men Character Essay - 9th Grade - Essay

598 words - 3 pages Steinbeck​’​s historical fiction novel ​Of Mice and Men​, the Black stable buck named Crooks dreams of finding companionship with the workers on ranch, but cannot obtain this dream because of racial discrimination and his separation from the Black community. In his​ ​small dwelling, Crooks shares with Lennie some examples of the daily discrimination he faces as a Black man. Crooks says, ​“​Cause I​’​m black. They play cards in there, but I can​’​t

A Lasting Friendship- Of Mice and Men - Berkshire/ English - Essay

1579 words - 7 pages Hannah Espinosa Mrs. Kiczek 4th Period 3/14/18 A Lasting Friendship “It jus’ seems kind of funny a cuckoo like him and a smart little guy like you travelin’ together” (39). Many people who have read John Steinbeck’s ​Of Mice and Men, ​most likely had this same thought. Within the first few pages of the novella, many readers are able to recognize that George and Lennie are complete opposites. Yet, somehow they managed to stay together. People

Of Mice and Men "The Losers Club" Essay - English - Essay

1079 words - 5 pages with prostitutes. Although Lennie Smalls in the story ​Of Mice and Men​ is regarded as George’s companion, he is described as slow, relies on George for almost everything, and has a mental disability that would change his mental capacity. Therefore, he is portrayed as one of the losers in the story. In page 63 in Chapter 3 during the fight between Curley and Lennie, Lennie would cry to George saying, “Make ‘um stop, George.” until Slim decided to