Of Mice and Men – Crooks and Curley’s Wife

Of Mice and Male– Crooks and Curley’s Better half

Throughout the 1920’s, black people and females in America have actually been required to live through bad social conditions. Till current years, these individuals have actually been left out from society and were considered castaways in a typical neighborhood. John Steinbeck reveals the reader this in his novella, “Of Mice and Male.” Steinbeck uses the characters of Crooks and Curley’s partner to show that although one character is a black male and the other, a white lady, they still have similar qualities. These factors like discrimination, loneliness and shattered dreams make Crooks and Curley’s other half parallel.

Crooks and Curley’s spouse experience discrimination around the cattle ranch. Steinbeck expresses discrimination, or prejudice, very merely by declining to provide Curley’s other half a name. She is shown as only a simple item of Curley’s. Curley’s spouse is done not like by cattle ranch hands as they only see and think

“she’s a rat trap if I ever seen one”

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and refuse to speak to her. In a similar fashion to Curley’s other half, Crooks is discriminated and dealt with unfairly in comparison to the other ranch hands. It is simply apparent as they refer to Crooks as a “ni ** er”. This stinks however he is at the bottom of the hierarchy so evidently

“he do not provide a damn about that”

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His space is situated away from the others as they

“don’t want nothing to do with him. “

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Scoundrels is alike Curley’s other half as they are both discriminated and omitted from society. Prejudice towards Crooks and Curley’s wife causes them to be really lonely. Due to the fact that the ranch hands find Curley’s wife bothersome, it indicates that

“she can’t speak to no one”

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and this triggers her to be lonesome. Steinbeck highlights Curley’s wife in a way that makes her seem flirtatious and “purty” and this is all the males see in her, though she is merely just attempting to make conversation.

Isolation is likewise seen in Curley’s other half as she

“do not even like Curley who ain’t a good fella”

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and for that reason has nobody to communicate with,

“even [her] own partner”

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Crooks, alike Curley’s partner, is also lonesome as he is the only coloured guy in the cattle ranch. Due to this, he is isolated from the other men and therefore has no one to talk with. Criminals’ loneliness can be recognized by the scene in the novella when Lennie goes into Crooks space. At this moment, Crooks seizes the opportunity to speak with somebody at tells Lennie

“you may too set down”

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and later on realises that it’s simply the reality that

“they’re talking” and “being with another man”

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This reveals that Crooks admires Lennie’s company due to the fact that he is so lonesome every other time. Criminals and Curley’s other half’s discrimination triggers them to be lonely. Scoundrels and Curley’s better half have imagine their own which have actually been shattered however they are continuously attempting to put them back together. When Curley’s wife was fifteen, she

“coulda been in the films … an’ had pitchers took of me”

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Nevertheless, her “ol’ woman would not let [her] At that minute, Curley’s spouse’s dream had actually been shattered by her mom.

Throughout the unique, she dresses seductively in effort to restore her dream of being a film star and

“had nice clothing like they wear. “

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In a related manner, Scoundrels also had the dream of having the feeling of surviving on his dad’s cattle ranch once again. When in discussion with Lennie, Crooks recollects about his past and how his

“old guy owned a chicken cattle ranch”

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In the past,

“white kids pertain to play at [Crooks’] location, an’ sometimes [he] went to play with them, and a few of them was quite great”

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He was on the brink of satisfying his dream, when it was ruined by his daddy “who didn’t like that”.

Crooks joins George and Lennie’s dream of owning their own land, in effort to restore his imagine living and playing on his daddy’s cattle ranch with white individuals. By joining George and Lennie’s dream, Crooks would be coping with white people as well as dealing with a farm, parallel to his dad’s. The dreams of Curley’s wife and Criminals which somehow or another have actually been destroyed and are trying to piece it back together. Crooks and Curley’s wife, though they are physically opposite, have parallel attributes which can be determined from causes like bias, isolation, and dreams that have actually been ruined.