“One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings” (Quote Garden.com).This quote by Franklin Thomas is a great example of marginalization and mistreatment in the past, both issues that were made very evident in the books that were read during the summer.The other characters also depict how they cope with their loneliness and powerlessness.
“One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings” (Quote Garden.com).
Each character is portrayed as lonely despite the fact that some have a physical companion.
However, as we have seen, the companion may be a liability, and may render them powerless in the way they control (Lennie and George, Curley's wife and Curley) and thus diminish their control over their future.
Lennie repeatedly asks George when they will 'live on the fatta the lan' - an' rabbits? This dream relies on Lennie having control over himself, a thing which he does not yet have, and the dream remains unfulfilled.
George and Lennie encounter another lonely character on arriving at the ranch in Soledad.
Throughout A Lesson Before Dying, Burned Alive, and Of Mice and Men, marginalization and maltreatment were immanent.
In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, some of the characters experience several examples of both mistreatment and marginalization.
Though the bear connotations ferocity, it is also cuddly as are dogs, particularly the puppies with whom Lennie plays.
Steinbeck's style magnifies the images: Lennie has the innocence of a pet but the strength of those animals to kill.
Introduction John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men, focuses on the lonely and powerless lives led by many men during the Great Depression and how they must take refuge in insubstantial dreams of a better life to cope with it.
Of Mice and Men portray the lives of George, Lennie, Candy, Curley's wife and Crooks during the 1930's.