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Prejudice in Of Mice and Men Novel by John Steinbeck In the past and present there have been many divisions of people for many reasons Examples of this prejudice include discrimination against women who wanted equal rights including the right to vote It also includes discrimination against African Americans and believe it or not the Elderly In John Steinbecks Novel Of Mice and Men there is prejudice on many levels including gender race and age Both in the real world and in Steinbecks novel women were treated as if they are a minute part of society Curley treats his wife like she is simply an object An example of this is when he tells her to go inside their house very pugnaciously This shows his lack of respect for her In his novel Steinbeck shows that throughout history women have been discriminated against Curleys wife is an example of this prejudice Many people throughout the years have discriminated against individuals because of their race In Of Mice and Men Crooks represents the prejudice against African Americans In one part of the book Crooks is Given Hell because George and Lennie were late to work Then Candy said Sure Ya see the stable bucks a nigger Crooks is Given Hell for the simple fact that he is black He is also called a nigger which is both disrespectful and degrading to African Americans Crooks speaks much about being alone and then he remarks that the only thing to keep him company when it becomes dark are books Books aint no good A guy needs somebody to be near him This statement represents Crooks deep loneliness because the difference in his skin color from the others One Last example of prejudice in this novel are the attitudes of all the people
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