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Social Injustice at the novel Of Mice and Men Essay

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Discipline Arts Entertainment
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I'm going to discuss the social injustice that had happened on most of the characters from the novel Of Mice and Men. At the plot of "Of Mice and Men", each one the ranch employees got very little sum of money but they worked for extended hours. They had only one free day and remained in 1 room which was not big enough. Normally, they were in a lower position than their own boss, they didn't have a family or anybody to depend on. Along with these, they'd suffered in the attitudes of Curley (who was the son of the boss) to them and they couldn't do anything about it. Steinbeck used an extremely simple language with a comprehensive description to convey the societal injustice in their own lives, so that everybody could understand that one of the chief topic of the novel was societal injustice. In my perspective, in this novel, social injustice can be viewed best on four specific characters: Lennie, that had the six year-old boy's mind, Crooks-a black guy, Candy-an old guy and Curley's wife who had no freedom. Firstly, I will talk about Lennie who was known as a man with lack of intelligence and self control. Curley utilized this weakness of Lennie's to make him angry each moment. Curley blamed everybody's fault on Lennie and tried to punish him. By way of example, when everyone was making fun of him , he focused his rage on Lennie and tried to argue with him. This incident occurred when Chocolate said "Glove fulla vaseline" and when Curley saw Lennie, he "stepped over to Lennie like a terrier" and said "What the hell you laughin' at?" Before he attacked him (Page 62). This incident affected me in a way that now I am convinced that people who possess the power always dominate the poorer ones. Steinbeck utilized an...

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