John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men

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Imagine a young man who had to repay his loans by selling his house in the time of the Great Depression. With no family or close friends, he has to continue to live his life by working at a ranch. This loneliness causes the man to lose hope and keep wasting a lot of this money gambling with the other men. Most of the men in the Great Depression, led their lives in this desperate manner and it altered their lives in various ways. In the novel, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, three people of extremely different characteristics suffer from the deadly disease: alienation. Although these three people, Candy, Curley’s wife and Crooks all dealt with isolation, they had different reasons for why and how they had it. For instance, Crooks was mainly discriminated because of his race. His color caused many other aftereffects that worsened his level of alienation by a big factor. Crooks was treated very offensively like he was an alien and everyone kept away from him as much as they could. In fact, he did not sleep in the same bunkhouse but instead slept in a different room. He was not allowed to play horseshoe with them either. This showed how blacks were still thought of and treated unequally even after the Civil War. Nobody other than Slim and the boss, had entered Crooks 's room because Crooks was ‘negro’. “You have no right to come in my room. Nobody has the right to come here but me” (Page 68 )said Crooks to Lennie when he came into his cabin. Even Crooks, himself had gotten

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