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Of Mice And Men Crooks Discrimination

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Discrimination lives eternally within the tinted shadows of every creature’s life. It never leaves us. Have you ever been a victim of any type of discrimination? If you have, you should probably understand the strong negative feelings the victims will experience. This theme of discrimination is very significant in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Throughout the book, there are constant forms of discrimination present, broadly based on race, disability, and age. Even though there are countless occasions, both in the book and in our daily lives where discrimination does not seem very present, it can still, at any moment, jump back into the face of our characters in the lesser of a moment.
An exemplary instance of racism in the story has to do with Crooks, who is the black stable buck. The primary content nested within this example shows how Crooks is treated unfairly compared to the other farm workers due to his race by showing his forcefully isolated living conditions. It is stated that Crooks “...had his bunk in the harness room; a little shed that leaned off the wall of the barn” (Steinbeck 66). The other men on the farm are all able to live together, in one central bunk, where they can all play games and have fun together. Due to Crooks being separated from the rest of the men, he is isolated
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Discriminating and isolating Curley, Lennie, and other characters that experience similar discriminations makes the lives of the victims of this discrimination harder to manage. For me, similar to Candy, the issue of age discrimination is significant to me because I feel that I am sometimes a victim to this when people underestimate my skills and exclude me from things because of my age. Discrimination is a broad and negative topic, that constantly changes size and presence in people’s lives, but is nonetheless always looms among
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