I might of knew, he said gently. Seems like Curley is cockiern ever since he got married. George grunted. Right from the beginning it was clear that Mami did not like this girl(Diaz, 104)., Her own husband reacts with only rage, which may speak to how toxic masculinity has affected him, or to how unimportant to him his wife is. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 4. If we could keep Curley in, we might, But Curleys gonna want to shoot im. We created a page to help you study this book! Without getting to know her personally, the men automatically judge her. After the mens game of horseshoes, Carlson complains about how good Crooks plays. He is basically calling Curleys Wife a slut. But I know now. He hesitated, and when he spoke again his voice was softer. Listen, N*****, she said. Spose you couldnt go into the bunk house and play rummy cause you was black. Overall, Crooks is affected by being separated from the other men on the ranch by him being locked away in his own room and by him feeling like, She was affected by the guys giving her a bad reputation. He cant turn to some other guy and ast him if he sees it too. Hes nuts, Slim. Pura is purely hated by his mother, but that did not stop Rafa from marrying Pura. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 4. Give the stable buck hell? he asked.
This highlights the lack of understanding people had for those with a mentality disability like Lennie. I seen em poison before, but I never seen no piece of jail bait worse than her. Sure, she seeks attention from the men, but she only wants someone to talk to: What kind of harm am I doin to you? ., The other men on the ranch comment about Curley's married a tart" (Steinbeck 31), shows the disrespect Curleys wife is given. Everbody out doin sompin. Ranch with a bunch of guys aint no place for a girl, specially like her. (Steinbeck 51). Crooks suggests to Lennie that if George doesnt come back from town life would be catastrophic for Lennie. Cause Im black., I was born right here in Southern California. There wasnt another colored family for miles around. Yes, maam. Well, you keep your place then, N*****. Were gonna go in an see the boss. My ol man didnt like that. I aint wanted in the bunkhouse, and you aint wanted in my room. (Steinbeck 68). An a guy tol me he could put me in pitchers She was breathless with indignation. Maybe you just better go along an roll your hoop. Curley is a small man who constantly tries to show off and act tough. But Slim understands Lennies fate and that there will be no trial or mercy or for Lennie. Their suffering is ignored., She is discriminated against because of her gender. Candy tells George how Crooks was allowed to enter the bunkhouse at Christmas time when the boss bought a gallon of whiskey for the men. Sure. I never knew till long later why he didnt like that. In her lifetime no man has ever considered her as anything except a girl to try to make (Velvetblory), sexually.
Of Mice and Men, Chapter 4. George is wondering what he should do about Lennie after Curleys wifes body is discovered. Jesus Christ, youre a crazy bastard! I forgot, Lennie said softly. The words used to describe her are sexists and ruthless., This relationship between a mother and son is not an ideal relationship. Candy looks upon Curleys wife as inferior to him because she is a woman, and a young woman at that. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 4. Howd you like that? Of Mice and Men, Chapter 4.
A guy goes nuts if he aint got nobody. Consequently, the normalization of violence against women in our society exposes our misogyny as it proves that we do not value women as much. Even though slavery has been abolished, African Americans dont have equal rights. One example that shows how he was segregated is, Well I have a right to have a light. An spose they lock him up an strap him down and put him in a cage. He feels he can tell her what to do. But I jus dont know., Candy leaned against the wall beside the broken collar while he scratched his wrist stump.
I tell ya I could of went with shows. While Crooks is isolated because he is black, white people like Candy are also alienated from black people. Slim appears to be encouraging George to carry out a mercy killing of Lennie. If he finds out what a crazy bastard you are, we wont get no job, but if he sees ya work before he hears ya talk, were set., George patted a wrinkle out of his bed, and sat down. Well, I think Curleys married a tart. (Steinbeck 28). Of Mice and Men, Chapter 4. You go on and get outta my room. Sure you could play horseshoes till it got dark, but then you got to read books. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 4. The themes of loneliness, the predatory nature of people, and discrimination are all addressed here. If reduction in program participation is considered the standard of success, then welfare program reforms enacted since the 1990s have largely been successful. If he coulda used his feet, Smitty says he woulda killed the n*****. His language reveals the sexist between Curleys wife and the men on the ranch. Seems like aint none of them cares how I gotta live (88). He also senses trouble ahead, as she is the only woman there. photosynthesis takes place in cells with chloroplasts (true or false). She is never referred to by name, but merely as Curleys wife. In addition, he doesnt get to talk to the other boys often, leaving him feeling isolated. Check out the study guide for Of Mice and Men, "I could get you strung up on a tree so fast it ain't even funny", "I never seen no piece of jail bait worse than her", Prejudice against Lennie (Mentally unstable people), "They'll take ya to the booby hatch.
There he is treated in a very demeaning manner by the ranch hands. This kind of relationship also the one which can be broken with the slightest push, and the push is when Rafa married Pura. She is affected by this because it makes her look like someone she isnt. Crooks to Lennie. So when he tries to talk to people, he thinks what he says does not matter. I dont know if I was asleep. Maybe hes showin off for his wife., Don?t you even take a look at that bitch.
Maybe you guys better go. Shes a jail bait all set on the trigger. Ranch with a bunch of guys on it aint no place for a girl, specially like her. (Steinbeck 23) Not only has George told the men she was jail bait he also told them the ranch was no place for a female., The reason the men don 't talk to her is because her husband threatens anyone that talks to her and because all the men think of her as a tramp.
My old man had a chicken ranch, bout ten acres. Little skinner name of Smitty took after the n*****. The guys wouldnt let him use his feet, so the n***** got him. I wasnt drunk. That aint no good, George.. A colored man got to have some rights even if he dont like em. Dont make no difference who the guy is, longs hes with you.
But the stable buck dont give a damn about that.. Her death and subsequently Lennies were viewed as events that would inevitably occur, and they are under-reacted to. He was the master of the situation. The names she calls Crook, Candy, and Lennie represent her prejudice towards blacks, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Crooks is affected by being separated because it makes him lonely and makes him think he is less important. theys gonna be a bad mess about her. This quote means that all the guys think that a girl doesnt belong at the ranch and especially a girl who is very flirtatious. If some guy was with me, he could tell me I was asleep, an then it would be all right. That Curley got his work cut out for him. The social gap between blacks and white is still very apparent. You know what I could do? Crooks seemed to grow smaller, and he pressed himself against the wall. I tell ya, I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an he gets sick., A guy sets alone out here at night, maybe readin books or thinkin or stuff like that. Along with judging her they also label her. Theyll take ya to the booby hatch. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 4. Maybe if he sees somethin, he dont know whether its right or not. Jesus, we had fun. I gotta tell you again, do I? Candy to Curleys wife, who enters the stable bucks room looking for Curley. Another example that shows how Crooks is affected by being separated is, This is just a nigger talkin, an a busted-back nigger. People discriminate against him because he is black. Lennie doesnt understand racial prejudice and why Crooks is not allowed into the bunk house because of segregation. Everyone just assumes that she is a slut and nobody, even Curley, really knows who she is. A guy needs somebody to be near him. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 4. He feels like what he says does not mean anything to anyone since he is black. Unfortunately, Curley 's wife does not have a name. An Crooks been here a long time. Everbody! He pushes people away because he thinks that they dont care since he is black, but isolating himself causes a lot of loneliness., The boss is physically abusive towards him, and only him. Awright, cover im up if ya wanta. You know what I can do to you if you open your trap? Crooks stared hopelessly at her, and then he sat down on his bunk and drew into himself. Even when the others are out at a whorehouse, shes the tramp. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 1. Crooks on a black mans loneliness with nobody to talk to because he is so secluded from the social circle. But being little more than Curleys property, she could not pursue her ambitions and instead lives a life of loneliness and no freedom. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it aint even funny..
She dreamed of being in showbusiness and movies. For he knows that if the boss learns of Lennies disability, neither of them will get jobs. Theys gonna be a bad mess about her. And now there aint a colored man on this ranch an theres jus one family in Soledad., Want me to tell ya whatll happen? Standin here talkin to a bunch of bindle stiffs a n***** an a dum-dum and a lousy ol sheep an likin it because they aint nobody else., Candys face had grown redder and redder, but before she was done speaking, he had control of himself. Shes a jail bait all set on the trigger. George speaks in a sexist way about Curleys wife, saying she has no place on the ranch which should be for men only. Thiss the first time I ever been in his room. Crooks said darkly, Guys dont come into a colored mans room very much., Awright, she said contemptuously. Ranch with a bunch of guys on it aint no place for a girl, specially like her., You go on get outta my room. This shows that Curleys wife does get discriminated against and that discrimination affects her life because she can 't talk to anyone making her, Crooks is saying that when he talks, nobody really listens. In the novel, it is said Pura, man, was another story. He would be confined to a psychiatric hospital, where he would suffer cruel and degrading treatments. Not jus one, neither. This affects him because it makes him feel like he is a nobody. Couldn we maybe bring him in an theyll lock him up? That ranch were goin to is right down there about a quarter mile. An what am I doin?
This is another quote from Crooks and he is saying that he is not as important as a white man and the fact that he has a broken back makes him even more less important or like nobody cares. So it dont mean nothing, see?, Spose you didnt have nobody. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 1. This quote shows that Crooks has his own room or living arrangements because of him being African American. This speaks to the racial divide then in America.
I seen things out here. George threatens Lennie, his mentally disabled friend. You leave her be., He dont give nobody else a chance to win., George said, Shes gonna make a mess. So you forgot that awready, did you? Sometimes he gets thinkin, an he got nothing to tell him whats so an what aint so. He lives all by himself with very little human contact and he does not like it at all. Yes sir. He got nothing to measure by. In this novella, Crooks is the symbol of 1930s racism and prejudice. The way that her death is ignored, even as she is the only woman around, proves how misogynistic the ranch community really was. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 5. You bindle bums think youre so damn good. All the men on the ranch think of her as a big attention seeking tramp., This quote also proves that discrimination affects Curleys wife because she is a girl and the guys dont think she should be there and this leads for people not to talk to her. The only person she could only talk to is her husband, but in the book she admits that she does not like him.
Lonely and flirtatious, she is discriminated against by the men, who are contemptuous of her and wont engage in conversation with her for fear of being fired. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 2. This is shown through the Crooks recalls how as a child his father didnt like him playing with white kids. Curley treats his wife like a possession. Curleys wife viciously attacks Crooks and threatens to have him hung, after he tells her she does not belong in his bunk and should leave. They'll tie ya up with a collar, like a dog".
Books aint no good. Whatta ya think I am, a kid? George says with disdain after first meeting Curley?s wife, the newly married young woman living on the ranch. Like most of the ranch hands Curleys wife has dreams. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 2. The guys said on account of the n*****s got a crooked back, Smitty cant use his feet. He paused in relish of the memory. This quote means that not everyone is accepted in the society we live in and that people do not like change.There are many types of discrimination and a lot of people have a hard time overcoming it and in the story, Crooks was an African American character who basically had a broken back. I been here a long time, he said. He never done this to be mean. Slim nodded. Curleys Wife is married to Curley and she does not have a name in the book other than Curleys Wife to show that women are not as important as men in this time period. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 3. You jus stand there and dont say nothing. Curleys still mad about his hand.
This is a quote from George to Lennie telling him to stay away from her because of how she acts. Crooks uses the racial slurs of the white men to describe himself, to show how he is aware of how little he is respected. The reason Steinbeck did not give her a name is because he wanted to symbolize her as isolation, not having a name takes away the identity and significance of a person. George loses patience with and verbally abuses Lennie for asking the same question over and over again. All of the guys on the ranch think she is an awful girl and that she shouldnt be on the ranch. So it dont mean nothing, see? Racism and prejudice works two ways. Spose you had to sit out here an read books. He is saying that she will look at other guys in the ranch like she wants to be with them even though she is married to Curley. I aint wanted in the bunk house, and you aint wanted in my room. Why aint you wanted? Lennie asked. Now, look Ill give him the work tickets, but you aint gonna say a word. Everyone is upset about this for different reasons, but Candy is upset that they can no longer get their dream farm. Theyll tie ya up with a collar, like a dog., This is just a n***** talkin, an a busted-back n*****. He also sleeps in a completely different place, not even in the bunkhouse with the, Curleys Wife is not well liked around the farm and is viewed as a tart. When Lennie gives her a little attention and talks to her, she tries to get to him to talk by any means possible.
We know what we got, and we dont care whether you know it or not., She turned on him in scorn. They let the n***** come in that night. He cant tell. Another example that shows how she was affected is, You know what I think? I dont care what she says and what she does. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 3. Shes a jail bait all set on the trigger. Ya see the stable bucks a n****r. N****r, huh? Yeah. This makes her feel like she is unwanted and it makes her miss her dreams as a little girl of being an actor. You couldnt remember it anyways (Steinbeck 71). Done pretty good, too. This is a quote from a character named Carlson. Nice fella tooThe boss gives him hell when hes mad. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 2, George and Candy talk about Crooks. Theys gonna be a bad mess about her. He didnt know why then, but now he does. The white kids come to play at our place, an sometimes I went to play with them, and some of them was pretty nice. quote Shes gonna make a mess. Since he is separated from all the other men and not allowed into the bunkhouse, he does not want people in his room because he thinks it is only fair. Whatta I care? One example that shows how she is affected is, Shes gonna make a mess. This passage highlights the need for companionship and the oppressive nature of society for Crooks, who faces both loneliness and discrimination. That Curley got his work cut out for him. We might, he said. Sexism was a very prominant part of 1930s America and led to the mistreatment of women such as Curleys wife. Curleys Wife is affected by being given a bad reputation because it makes her feel, Discrimination In Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 4.
That Curley got his work cut out for him. We aint got nothing to say to you at all. She closed on him. The kind of mental problems Lennie had were not understood at that time. Satiday night. This reveals the racism of the time had Crooks been white, the men would have hailed him as an expert. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 2, Candy and George. Curleys wife only wants to talk to Lennie, but he is more afraid of George getting upset with him., Collective fear stimulates herd of instinct, and tends to produce ferocity to those who are not regarded as members of the herd, (Goodreads). Where we goin, George? The little man jerked down the brim of his hat and scowled over at Lennie. George tells Lennie not to speak to the boss. Crooks on human rights. This backfires on her when her neck is snapped by Lennie. I aint sure I want you in here no more. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 2. Of Mice and Men, Chapter 4. He says the following, You God damn tramp. The boss makes Crooks the whipping boy of the ranch and lashes out at him whenever he is angry.