· At first, he turns Lennie away, hoping to prove a point that if he, as a black man, is not allowed in white men’s houses, then whites are not allowed in his, but his desire for company ultimately wins out and he invites Lennie to sit with him. · Perhaps what Crooks wants more than anything else is a sense of belonging—to enjoy simple pleasures such as the right to enter the bunkhouse or to play cards with the other men. · The name Crooks connotates a villain, someone horrible who is not wanted in society. · His pride is shown when he defends Lennie against Curley’s wife, but when she lashed out at him, he knows he must back down or face the consequences. · Inside he knows he is equal to every other man on the ranch as he is obsessed with his rights , but if he expressed these thoughts he would probably be forced out of the farm, or even worse possibly as black people were not excepted and many people were prejudice in america in the 1930's.
With only having the job as a “happy homemaker” woman in the 1950’s felt dissatisfaction and needed fulfillment in their life other than staying home, and taking care of their families. Consequently, in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller women were portrayed almost the same way. They both were treated poorly and held a position of that inferior to men. Because, women in the Crucible held no real power or independence they were forced to follow the negative stereotypes of the 1950’s. Women in the 1950’s were expected to stay home, and were more or less left out of everything that were to be of importance.
‘“You got no right to come in my room. This here’s my room. Nobody got any right in here but me.’” When Crooks says this, it works in both ways, in that he isn’t allowed around the white workers, and they shouldn’t be around him. His defensive manner fades, however, once Lennie behaves kindly toward him, and he even considers helping Lennie and Candy with their plan to buy land until the threats
How does Steinbeck present Curley as a villain in ‘Of Mice and Men’? Steinbeck presents Curley as the antagonist in this novel as he is cruel to his wife and also the ranch workers, he often gets into fights, especially with men that he feels threaten him, like Lennie, as they are taller than him and Curley also gets in the way of the other ranch workers dreams. However, Steinbeck doesn’t present Curley as a “traditional villain” in the novel as Curley doesn’t murder anyone or steal anything and in some respects he is also similar to many of the other characters, as his dreams are not going to come true either. Steinbeck presents Curley as sadistic, through the use of Curley’s actions. This quality can be shown in a quotation from the scene in which Curley starts a fight with Lennie, “Curley attacked his stomach and cut off his wind.” This quotation suggests that Curley enjoys that he is hurting Lennie.
The Women of Waknuk The Chrysalids by John Wyndham illustrates women differently towards their husbands, and their family members. Women in Waknuk are pressured to be perfect. Most likely women like Elias Strorm’s wife, who was a beautiful young lady. Elias Strorm’s strict ways turned his wife into a withered, grey woman, who was almost glad to die one year after David’s father was born. This explains that such a society stifles life.
The boys' decline into savagery starts to reveal itself more when they pretend to hunt Robert. William Golding uses children instead of adults because children are much more innocent than adults are. Children are taught to be good or bad by their parents. Society and media play a role in how they
George stated at the beginning that Lennie always gets into troubles. “You do bad things and I go to get you out,” (Steinbeck, 11). When Lennie held Curley's wife tighter and tighter we all knew whats going to happen because first he killed a mouse and he thought he will not do the same thing with a puppy. John Steinbeck used his creativity use of foreshadowing to make the book more enjoyable to read. Lennie seems to be very strong, but in reality he is the weakest character in the novel “Of Mice And Men”, because of the lack of his mentality ability and the missing characteristic to think for himself and make his own decisions.
Naturally Violent “People are Violent because they are born that way.” Modern writers often speak of people native to violence. Although these three stories disproves that mankind is born evil, in Ralph Ellison’s “A Party Down at the Square” says the white narrator does not like the racism but will approve of it because his family and the environment revolved around him is indeed racist. “Invisible Man” also by Ralph Ellison, the Invisible man was always seeing the bright side of everything but as he grew older nobody noticed him so he turned evil, he understood that no one will ever see him the way he wants to be seen. “The Destructors” By Graham Greene, this also disproves the statement of all mankind are born evil because it shows
To Kill a Mockingbird "Ignorant individuals are those who refuse to see the world through the eyes of another." - Matthew Michael James once said. Ignorance is something that is oblivious to humans and are not aware of their lack of knowledge about other people. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, displays Attics Finch a lawyer that was chosen to defend Tom Robinson's life from the racist people in Maycomb County such as Bob Ewell, and to always be their for his two children Scout, and Jem that experience many conflicts throughout the novel. Two characters that show bewilderment throughout the course of the novel is Scout, and Bob Ewell.
Using Jurors Three, Eight, and Ten will show you whether or not they show justice. Starting with Juror 3, we can see from the beginning of Act One, Juror Three makes his decision without looking at the evidence much like the others. Yet what makes Juror 3 special is that he has a dislike for the rebellious youth. “It’s the kids… I’m gonna bust you up into little pieces… Rotten kids! I hate tough kids!”(21).