Discrimination In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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On July 2nd in the year of 1776, the 56 delegates of the Second Continental Congress stood in the Pennsylvania State House and signed the Declaration of Independence, proclaiming the United State’s separation from Great Britain and listing their citizen’s rightful entitlements that Great Britain had not previously allowed them. Perhaps the most important of these is listed in the preamble: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” (Thomas Jefferson, principal author of Declaration of Independence). From the time the last blot of ink from the final signature on the Declaration of Independence dried and until the demise of these United States will this hold true, that all people are equal and will continue to be treated so, as long as we stand united; so why are minorities still being discriminated against if our country is based off the idea of equality? In the novella, Of Mice and Men, author John Steinbeck sheds light on the heart-wrenching topic of discrimination and how it affects people. Several characters in his story are victims of prejudice, whether it be over their gender, race, mental health status, disabilities, or age. These characters do not understand why they are being targeted, and frequently discuss how this affects them. Through the telling of these character’s stories, Steinbeck reveals the
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