Of Mice and Men Injustices Faced

Of Mice and Guy Oppressions Dealt With

Justice and injustice “Oppression anywhere is a danger to justice all over” Martin Luther King regarding justice. This quote considers the oppression that takes place and its potential impacts. Justice is specified as a quality of being simply; fairness and oppression is specified as Absence of fairness or justice. This quote has some relevance and can be related to the issues of justice and oppression which is faced in the book Of Mice of Men. The book is set in the 1900s it happens on and about a ranch in the Salinas Valley, near the town of Soledad, south of San Francisco.

It is about two migrant field employees in California throughout the Great Depression– George Milton, a smart and negative man; and Lennie Small, an ironically called man of large stature and enormous strength however restricted mental abilities. They work on a ranch and they want to one day obtain their shared dream of settling down on their own piece of land. Lennie’s part of the dream, which he never ever tires of hearing George describe, is merely to tend to (and touch) soft bunnies on the farm. In the book many characters are confronted with injustices ranging from bigotry to disabilities.

One such characters who goes through this is Crooks. In the unique “Of Mice and Male” John Steinbeck, the author, utilizes the character of Crooks to represent racism and to symbolise the marginalization of the black community during the setting of the book. The term “nigger” is referenced in the book a variety of times such as being prohibited from the bunkhouse, only throughout Christmas “they let the nigger been available in” and in one scene Curley’s other half threatens Scoundrels that she’ll’ get you strung up on a tree so easy It ain’t even amusing” revealing the oppression that he deals with when operating at the ranch.

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