Of Mice and Men - Crooks and Curley's Wife

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Throughout the 1920’s, black people and women in America have been forced to live through poor social conditions. Until recent years, these people have been excluded from society and were considered outcasts in a typical community. John Steinbeck shows the reader this in his novella, “Of Mice and Men.” Steinbeck uses the characters of Crooks and Curley’s wife to display that although one character is a black male and the other, a white woman, they still have similar traits. These factors like discrimination, loneliness and shattered dreams make Crooks and Curley’s wife parallel. Crooks and Curley’s wife suffer from discrimination around the ranch. Steinbeck expresses discrimination, or prejudice, very simply by refusing to give Curley's …show more content…

This shows that Crooks admires Lennie’s company because he is so lonely every other time. Crooks and Curley’s wife’s discrimination causes them to be lonely. Crooks and Curley’s wife have dreams of their own which have been shattered but they are constantly trying to put them back together. When Curley’s wife was fifteen, she “coulda been in the movies... an’ had pitchers took of me”. However, her “ol’ lady

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