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How dose John Steinbeck uses stereotypes to shows us the conditions of the normal people of America during the 1910(TM)s, through the characters in the story?

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Introduction

In the story Of mice and men the author John Steinbeck uses stereotypes to shows us the conditions of the normal people of America during the 1910's, through the characters in the story. One of the characters who are trapped is George, as he and Lennie have to stay together due to the fact Lennie "is like a kid". This means George has to look after Lennie so he does not get into trouble. This is shown from this we know Lennie is also trapped as he is unable to care for his self so he has to stay with someone else. Both gorge and Lennie are trapped by illusion of own farm. Both of the characters react to being trapped by working towards achieving there dream but it is unlikely they will raise enough money to by the land. ...read more.

Middle

I get awful lonely" Curly's wife responds to being trapped in many ways some of the ways are:- � Trying to make friends � Flirting with other men on the ranch � Threatening crooks and candy with the little power she has Another character that is trapped is candy, he is trapped because he is old and only has one hand. This means he is unable to move to another ranch. Candy is also expecting to get "canned" soon this means he will have no were to go. We know he has no family from the quote "I don't have no relatives nor nothing". This suggests he is lonely. Candy reacts to being lonely by having a strong relationship with his dog. ...read more.

Conclusion

We are also told "Curley's like a lot of little guys. Kind of like he's made at em' because he ain't a big guy. You seen little guys like that, ain't you?". This shows he is prepared to fight people even if they are bigger then him. Crooks, stable-buck, is another lonely character at the ranch. The boss is the main cause of Crook's loneliness. Because of his colour, Crooks must live by himself in a small room in the barn. Crooks become so accustomed to this isolation, this makes him suspicious of anyone who tries to make friends with him. Crooks is the only man on the ranch who reads, hoping it will help him pass his lonely hours. Unlike Lennie, Crooks has no dreams for the future, which gives him the feeling that he is trapped on the lonely ranch for the rest of his life. ...read more.

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