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Of Mice and Men Essay

  • Submitted by: jacobvanzanten
  • on November 21, 2013
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 255 words

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“Of Mice and Men”

“Of Mice and Men” is a book that shows in different ways how inhumane man can be. The characters in this story are very racist, prejudice and don’t have high regard for human or animal life.


In “Of Mice and Men” some of the characters are found to be racist as they refer to Crooks as a “nigger”. When Lennie is talking to Crooks we find that he longs for another person to talk to but he is not allowed into the bunkhouse. “Because [he’s] black. They say [he] stinks”.


The characters are also prejudice. Curly’s wife has to stay in the house all day cooking and cleaning. The only way she can talk to people is if she sneaks away. The characters also refer to Curly’s wife as “tart”. Curly is prejudiced against Lennie just because he is large and slow moving.


The animals in this story are treated very poorly. Every animal that Lennie touches he kills because he is so strong and dumb, “Why do you go to get killed? I didn’t bounce you hard.” is one example of how he treats every animal he holds. Another example of this is when the characters decide to kill Candy’s dog, “Look, Candy. This ol’ dog jus’ suffers hisself all the time”.


“Of Mice and Men” shows the many ways that people can treat others inhumanly. This also shows characters in this story are very racist, prejudice and don’t have a high regard for human or animal life.

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