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Respect--not tolerance--must be our goal if we would diminishprejudice in our time For tolerance is often but a gentle disguise forprejudice Selma G Hircsh in the novel Of Mice and Men by JohnStienbeck discrimination is a recurring theme when two ranch handshandicapped Lennie and his caretaker George struggle with work in thetime of The Great Depression The friends find work on a ranch andstrive to earn enough money to own land of there own Housing Lenniesfavorite animal rabbits Ones physical and mental attributes caninitiate discrimination In Of Mice and Men discrimination is showntowards Lennie Crooks and Curleys wife in many ways throughout thenovel because of there race intelligence and gender Lennie is developmentally delayed and many discriminateagainst him for this seeing hm as less of a person In the quote Ifhe finds out what a crazy bastard you are we wont get no job6George is showing how Lennies illness is a burden and that it causesthem to loose work He is discriminating against Lennie for beingcrazy instead of accepting Lennie This also shows that George resentsLennie for the way that he is George thinks that no one will give him achance if they hear how dumb he is They will discriminate against himbefore knowing how good of a worker he is they can afford to lose workin the time of the Great Depression When George and Lennie beginworking on the farm there co-workers start to notice and discriminateLennies actions Jesus he said Hes jes like a kid aint he 44 In this quote it shows hownoticeable Lennies underdeveloped brain is Like Lennie many childrenarent able to form the difference between right and wrong and becauseof this they will do things without thought Discrimination has become arecurring action with Lennie throughout the book for his development andcraziness unfairlyThough Lennie is not
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