Discrimination in Of Mice and Men

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Discrimination is a problem that plagues those whose qualities are vulnerable. There are many examples of discrimination in the novel, Of Mice and Men. The characters face discrimination in many different ways including racial, age, gender, and disability. Crooks, the black stable buck, is the victim of racial discrimination. Candy, the old swamper, is a victim of the age discrimination. The victim of gender discrimination is Curley's wife because she is a woman. Life of the victims is hard because of the things they have to go through. Lastly, Lennie is mentally handicap so he discriminated against because of that. Racial discrimination has been around for a long time, judging people for the color of their skin. Crooks is affected by…show more content…
This affected the story by making the audience really sad when they killed his dog. If he hadn’t been seen as a vulnerable person then Candy could have stopped them from killing his dog. That wouldn’t have made the audience sad. After becoming sad the audience would start to see how bad Candy is treated because of his age and understand how the discrimination was. It also affected the story by putting Candy in a mindset of wanting to get out of there, so he proposes to join George and Lennie in buying the little house. This pretty much sealed the deal for the house, until Lennie killed Curley’s wife. Gender discrimination mostly affects women. People think that since they are women they are less than men. In the novel Curley’s wife is discriminated against because she is a woman. She is usually alone because she is perceive as an evil woman and promiscuous. People don’t think that she can do anything that a man can do because she is a woman. It affects her by making her lonely. She is all cooped up in the house and never has anyone to talk to except for Curley who she doesn’t like. She responds to this discrimination by going out and talking to the men and stirring up things. If affects George and Lennie’s lives because she talks to Lennie and he accidently kills her. This messes up the guy’s plans to go out and get a little place. Her actions affected the story because she prevented the guys
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