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Cases of injustice have always been present in human society Whether it be discrimination against certain types of people or just personal matters involving family and friends you will always find a type of injustice being conducted somewhere in the world There are many cases of injustice present in the novel Of Mice and Men Most of which were just on a casual scale because at their time they were thought to be the right way to treat people First off the bat is Lennie Being one the main characters in the book he also suffers from one of the heaviest examples of injustice present Lennie is big strong and mentally retarded He does not realize his own physical strength and therefore he constantly becomes a victim of it throughout the book He really has no idea of what is going on around him and sticks to very simple thoughts copying other peoples reactions and manner of behavior when he can When he starts being picked on by Curley he doesnt know what to do Curley picks on Lennie because he is big and Curley isnt therefore Curley is jealous of his size and constantly shoots him down Curley really doesnt understand the way Lennie is and how he doesnt know how fight back against Curley Even if Curley did know what was wrong with Lennie he wouldnt have cared He still would have used Lennie as a tool for taking his anger out on Another case of injustice against Lennie is when he is hunted down for the murder of Curleys wife Although Lennie was the one who killed her Curley and the others dont realize that he never meaned to hurt her Slim and George is the only ones who know what has really happened here and they really have no power over an enraged Curley George cant take the fact that Curley is going to shoot Lennie to trap like a
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