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How does Steinbeck present three characters who are outsiders?

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How does Steinbeck present three characters who are outsiders? The novel "Of Mice and man" wrote by Steinbeck. Steinbeck in 1930s he trying to say how was 1930s in the America .In 1930s John Steinbeck is trying to explain how people were migrating from place to place. The reason why people migrated was because people need money as a result of "economic depression". Just for that reason the people are moving to another place to get money. Can you imagine every time you migrating to place to place .The novel is full outsiders .What is an outsider? An outsider is when somebody who is excluded from the community for a reason or for reasons. The reason why this so significant is because in those days there was great amount of depression, massive unemployment and migrant workers. At that time friendship was the only key to get people together or love each other. This is same situation we have in this novel which includes everything I have already mentioned. Firstly example "curley's wife" is an outsider from novel. Stein Beck shows that by not giving her a name. He shows in this 1930s America women did not have their own identify .if they have not got an identify they cannot get a name .In 1903s women were used, only for cooking , house work and many other horrible things ..... ...read more.


Because lennie is too strong but he doesn't know how strong he is. Another example for lennie when he takes the, mice dies in that time. He always dreams to get so many rabbits and to have a nice home with his best friend George .Some times he gets angry" suddenly his anger rose God damn you "he cried." Why do you get killed? You ain't as mice. This shows us he can't tend the rabbits because George said if you do bad thing you can't get tend the rabbit and land because if lennie do bad things he can't live on a place. Lennie before kill Curley's wife Lennie was stroking her hair because lennie likes to touch soft things .When Curley's wife said" let go" and shout to lennie and lennie gets angry but lennie doesn't want to let her because her hair is so soft. Then lennie trying to stop her to shouting and shut her mouth but by accident he broke her neck and she died. Steinbeck foreshadows this. He is a big man, in contrast to his name. He has limited intelligence, so he relies on George to look after him. He copies George in everything George does and trusts George completely. "Behind him(George)walked his opposite, a huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes, with wide, sloping shoulders; and he walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws. ...read more.


He looks past lennie mental handicap and lennie looks past crook's physical handicap. Crooks are the black stable hand or buck. He is the only permanent employee at the ranch, since he injured his back in an accident. His back gives him constant pain. He is the only black man around and is made to be isolated by his colour - he can't go into the bunk-house or socialise with the men. He is always called the 'nigger' by the men, which shows how racism is taken for granted. The men don't mean to insult Crooks every time they call him this, but they never think to use his name All this has made him proud and aloof. He is lonely "S'pose you didn't have nobody. S'pose you couldn't go into the bunk house and play rummy 'cause you were black...A guy needs somebody-to be near him....I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick." The only time he mixes with the ranch hands socially is when they pitch horseshoes - and then he beats everyone! He has his own room near the stables and has a few possessions. He has books, which show he is intelligent and an old copy of the California Civil Code, which suggests he is concerned about his rights. He has seen many men come and go, all dreaming of buying a piece of land, but is now cynical, as no one has ever achieved it. ...read more.

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