How are three characters discriminated against in Of Mice and Men?
Steinbeck demonstrates the painful reality of being discriminated against.
Discrimination is a recurring theme in the work. In the opening pages, George and Lennie suffer economic discrimination. They are migrant workers. They lack a stable source of income. As a result, Steinbeck shows at least one occasion where they experience prejudice or discrimination. The first involves a bus driver and what George perceives as unfair treatment:
We could just as well of rode clear to the ranch if that bastard bus driver knew what he was talkin’ about. ‘Jes’ a little stretch down the highway,’ he says. ‘Jes’ a little stretch.’ God damn near four miles, that’s what it was! Didn’t wanta stop at the ranch gate,...
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