The Grapes Of Wrath By John Steinbeck: Character Analysis

Topics: Great Depression, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck / Pages: 4 (959 words) / Published: Feb 10th, 2017
“Crooks had reduced himself to nothing. There was no personality, no ego—nothing to arouse either like or dislike. He said ‘Yes ma’am,’ and his voice was toneless, (Steinbeck, 81). The black stable buck, Crooks, uttered this after being threatened by Curley’s wife to be lynched in the novella, Of Mice and Men. This book was published in 1937 by John Steinbeck who was born in Salinas California. The city of Salinas is very close to Soledad, California, where the majority of the story took place. Steinbeck worked as a manual laborer before deciding to become a writer. He received his higher education from Stanford University, but a short time later, dropped out. During his career, he wrote many other books including another one of his most popular, The Grapes of Wrath. …show more content…
With Lennie having a mental illness, as well the many other problems that arise at the ranch, it is this American Dream that continues to fuel the men. The differences in people can drive them apart, and discrimination is experienced by several …show more content…
Can the discrimination shown in this novella be justified by the values of people in that time period? Even though discrimination has drastically gone down since the depression era, it can still seen in today’s world in many ways, and is not over yet. It is clear that society today must work to end the prejudice and discrimination of those who are different and not fall back into the outdated beliefs of the Of Mice and Men characters. If serious efforts are put forth to end discrimination, will it become obsolete in the future, or is it human nature to be prejudice to those that are

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