Candy, an elderly ranch hand, describes to George and Lennie the last Christmas party at the ranch, when the owner gave the workers liquor and one of the workers attacked Crooks for sport. That is why George is constantly reminding Lennie to be quiet and to let him do the talking. Examples of this prejudice include discrimination against women who wanted equal rights, including the right to vote. Curley's wife on the other hand is rude without excuse. On a ranch full of white workers who want nothing to do with a black, crippled man, Crooks signifies discrimination. She experiences sexual prejudice in that none of the ranch hands will talk to her.
Because she has nothing to do but sit at home she goes out on the ranch under the pretence of looking for Curley. Racism, the definition being prejudice or animosity against other races, was wholly focused on the only black character in the book - Crooks. Because of this she's dissatisfied and feels she's been deprived by life. There is a lot of racial prejudice shown towards the crippled black man, Crooks. One of the major themes that comes from this is loneliness, or fear of apartness.
As a result of this prejudice Crooks has become bitter and very lonely. At the time of the novel blacks in America had no rights, they were seen as nobodies. Candy represents the elderly people in the world. Also because he thinks that he is old he puts himself in a state of mind which handicaps him far more than his missing hand ever will. Most of the characters experience social prejudice at different levels throughout the course of the book. Living on a ranch where the large majority of the inhabitants are male, she is very lonely.
In the novel, prejudice is demonstrated on 3 different levels: racial, sexual and social. It mirrors many of the characteristics that every human possesses. Even though much of discrimination was driven towards…. I bet she even gives the stable buck they eye. Or does he also just accept them? No one on the ranch talks to her.
George and Lennie experience social prejudice in a sense that people can't accept the unusual relationship they have with each other. She experiences further sexual prejudice in that none of the ranch hands will talk to her. No-one fits into our idealistic world perfectly. Chapter 3, page 43 and 44 This is another example of the prejudice that Lennie receives because of his size. Candy is also a cripple, which would also contribute to his inability to work. The novel is a microcosm, a cross-section of society at the time reflecting the kind of prejudice around at the time.
Crooks is more permanent than the other ranch hands and has his own room off the stables with many more possessions than them. Both in the real world and in Steinbeck's novel, women were treated as if they are a minute part of society. In Of Mice And Men there are several different levels of prejudice shown, all contributing to the failure of the American dream. In a secluded ranch, during the Great Depression, one is in great need of amity. This is clearly a very incorrect assumption as can be shown throughout the rest of the book.
Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders. Crooks is fascinated by the strength of the friendship of Lennie and George. The main types of prejudice shown in this novel are racial, sexual and social prejudice. People of color were the majority, that were treated unfairly. A strong point, enforced through many examples in the book, is the constant ability of the stronger to overcome the weaker. Of mice and men Section B Question 21 Part a How does Steinbeck use details in this passage to present the bunkhouse and its inhabitants? It is a person that knows someone and is loyal to someone.
The same happens when the ranch members go out and do activities. In the quote it shines light on how people treat each other during the book and on how they act when they are near each other. Crooks' didn't experience racism directly in his childhood, making his current situation even worse. The guys said on account of the nigger's got a crooked back, Smitty can't use his feet. But this story of two itinerant farm workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, is about far more than economic struggle.
Living on a ranch where the large majority of the inhabitants are male she is very lonely. This room is made out to be a privilege and also because it means he is nearer to the horses but in fact it is really because the other ranch hands do not want him in the bunk house with them. John Steinbeck wrote this novel with a variety of different themes in mind. The idea of her wanting something only sexual and not spiritual shows the prejudice associated with gender in this novel and how its falsehood prevents a lonely woman from engaging and connecting with others on a mental level. Loneliness is defined as an emotional state in which a person or animal experiences an immense feeling of emptiness and isolation. Having a husband who pays no attention to her, she tries to find someone to talk to among the men in the ranch, dressing provocatively for that reason only.