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  • Crooks And Curley's Wife
    655 words
    You Cannot Judge a Book By its Cover- Lord Chesterfield once said, 'You must look into people, as well as at them. ' If you apply this logic to Curley's wife and Crooks in the book, Of Mice and Men, you will find that they are the same in many ways despite their differences in race and sex. These two unfortunate souls live in a world full of shattered dreams, discrimination, and loneliness. Langston Hughes once said, 'Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that canno...
  • Crooks Room
    787 words
    The 1930's was a time period in which racial discrimination played a vital role in the lives of minorities. Around this time period many men were rovers, or men who wandered in search of work. These men were often very lonely. In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, Crooks, a black stable buck, endures alienation due to racial discrimination. Racial discrimination also hinders him from any type of success. Despite the hardships, he overcomes these obstacles and faces this struggle head on. Forced i...
  • Crooks And Curley's Wife
    859 words
    Crooks and Curley's wife both receive a paramount amount of isolation. Many people are unable to cope with this. Few people are able to cope with this type of loneliness in a healthy way. That is why there are so many problems as it is with Crooks and Curley's wife. Many times a person does "weird" things in order to get attention, or to make the feelings of seclusion recede for a while. I plan to open your mind to some of the ideas of why our characters, Crooks and Curley's wife, act the way th...
  • Curley's Wife And Crooks
    1,254 words
    'Of Mice and Men' is a play written by John Steinbeck that focuses on life during the mid 1930's. This play has many recurring themes, and one of these themes is that of loneliness. This loneliness is because of the intolerance of society on those who are different. The underlying, yet stunningly obvious, theme of loneliness can be found in many characters with many examples. This loneliness due to isolation and intolerance is found in the characters of Candy, because he is old and useless; Croo...
  • Crooks For Being Black And Curley's Wife
    1,393 words
    Intolerance is human nature; people who are different from or weaker than the norm are victims of intolerance and become isolated and lonely. Those who are in the norm are expected to be strong and not show their feelings. In Of Mice And Men, by John Steinbeck, the social power group is the white, male workers on the farm. They are younger men, still useful, reasonably intelligent, and average-sized. They exclude people who do not fit their norm, such as Curley for being short, Lennie for being ...
  • Curley's Wife And Crooks
    2,215 words
    ... Brook and Gertrude is to show the discrimination against women in the 1800's society. Rhoda Brook is a woman who has an illegitimate child to the farmer who owns the land in which she works on. He ignores her and her child which shows that she too is a women who has been used for an affair or sex (alike to the women at the Whore house in 'Of Mice and Men'). It also shows the inferiority of women at that time. Rhoda Brook is an outsider (alike to Curley's wife in the book 'Of Mice and Men'). ...
  • Crooks And Curley's Wife
    685 words
    Of Mice and Men In the novel, Of Mice and Men, Crooks and Curley's wife could both be considered outcasts. Crooks could be considered an outcast because of his race. Curley's wife could be considered an outcast because most of the characters believe trouble always follows her. Both Crooks and Curley's wife are thought of as social outcasts for various reasons, such as race and reputation. Many examples are stated throughout the novel in different situations with other characters. Crooks is mainl...
  • Crooks And Curley's Wife
    390 words
    In my essay I will discuss the theme of loneliness in the novel "Of Mice And Men". The essay will consist of information based on the novel towards minor characters such as Curley's Wife, Candy and Crooks. This essay will state information about Curley's Wife, Candy and Crooks' loneliness. Curley's Wife was probably one of the loneliest characters of all. She never talked to anyone and she never really liked Curley all too much. "Why can't I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awfu...
  • Prejudice Crooks
    1,703 words
    Everywhere you look there is prejudice, you may be the wrong colour, worship the wrong God or wear the wrong thing. No-one fits into our idealistic world perfectly. This prejudice has been around for thousands of years because it is just human nature not to accept people for who they are. In Of Mice And Men there are several different levels of prejudice shown, all contributing to the failure of the American dream. The main types of prejudice shown in this novel are racial, sexual and social pre...
  • Crooks And Curley's Wife
    496 words
    Literary Analysis Loneliness is a feeling that occurs when someone feels that they have nobody, but themselves. In Of Mice of Men written by John Steinbeck, there are many characters that put across many feelings such as loneliness. The workmen, Crooks, and Curley's wife expresses much of it. Throughout, of Mice and Men loneliness is shown in a variety of ways. To begin with, many workers who work on a ranch.".. are the loneliest guys in the world" (Steinbeck pg. 13). Many workers who work on a ...
  • Crooks And Curley's Wife
    996 words
    Without a friend or someone to talk to, you'd become awfully lonely; you'd possibly go mad. In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, loneliness is a significant theme. Crooks, an African-American man who suffers from discrimination due to his skin color, endures intense solitude, for he's denied the privilege to enter and sleep in the bunk house with the rest of the men. Curley's wife, the only female character in the novel, undergoes extreme isolation. She is never given a name, and only referred t...

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