What are the similarities between Lennie, Crooks, Candy, and Curley's wife?

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To put in in simple terms, all four of these characters are maligned or considered inferior to other characters found in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.

Lennie suffers from mental challenges. He has a low IQ and does not understand the way the world works in terms of social interactions. To his great detriment, he also does not realize how strong he is physically.

The fact that that Crooks is maligned stems from the fact that he is black and would be considered disabled due to his crooked back.

When he comes to Candy, the fact that he is elderly and has lost a hand in a farming accident means that he is not as capable of working as somebody like George , making...

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they're all lonely and seperated from other guys on the ranch.

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