Monday, May 16, 2011

:P 4/5

In the novel Of Mice and Men different social problems in this time period are addressed. One is the treatment of blacks is unfair and poor. The workers on the farm treat the one black man on the ranch, Crook, as if he's worth less then them. When he can read and do as much as him. They won't let him go into their rooms, but they go into his. He tries to stop Lennie from doing into his, but it doesn't seem to work. He does this by pointing out "you got no right to come in my room. This here's my room. Nobody got any right to be here but me." Also they don't let him play cards but he knows why he can't play he said "I can't play because I'm black"pg 68 And when he was talking to Lennie he got all defensive about having a light when Lennie just said "Just come to look at my puppy. And I seen your light" pg 68 in response Crook said "I got a right to have a light" pg68 this means that other people who work here question what Crook has and try to take it away from him thats why he's so defensive. Lennie however even though he has special needs is treated better then Crook they don't try to take anything away from him. They treat him like a regular human being. They don't forgive him for the mistakes he's made he still has the same consequences the only thing that is degrading is when George says "Jus' tell Lennie what to do an' he'll do it if it don't take no figuring. He can't think of nothing to do himself, but he can sure take orders." pg39 He makes it seem that Lennie can't do anything by himself, but when Lennie does its the wrong thing. And since the world isn't ready for someone who doesn't understand how things work Lennie kills Curley's wife by accident and is put to death rather then getting aid for his mental disability. But in the end Lennie and Crook are in the same boat if they do something wrong or something that someone doesn't like they will get lynched that's why George killed Lennie as a sign of mercy and that's why Crooked back down when he was talking to Curl's wife when she said  "keep your place then, nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny." pg 81

No comments:

Post a Comment