Analysis Of ' Of Mice And Men '

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‘Prejudice is a burden than confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible’. This quote from the famous activist ‘Maya Angelou’ presents us with the unbelievable truth of human history. Prejudice can alter us for the better, encourage us, creates us as a person, to be strong, we can’t change it, and it makes us who we are. Prejudice; when a person outcasts someone before knowing the facts. Reasons can be due to a certain trait, characteristic, ethnic background etc. This includes racism, sexism, and ageism to name but a few. I am exploring the issue of prejudice, in three different texts ‘Of Mice and Men’, ‘Half Caste’ and ‘Still I Rise’. ‘Of Mice and Men’ is a novel published in 1937 by John Steinbeck, set in the 1920’s. It follows George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression. Next, ‘Half Caste’; a poem written by John Agard, an Englishmen with Jamaican origin, published in 2004. He explores the issue of the racist term ‘Half Caste’ and how the situation on racism in society. Lastly, ‘Still I Rise’ also a poem, but written by ‘Maya Angelou’, published in 1978. This world famous activist explores the racism and sexism towards black women. She also explores how these terms won’t weaken people but strengthen them. These texts all cover the issues of racism, as well as sexism.
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