White Supremacy In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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RRacial inferiority is seen throughout the book as it was set in a time where racial segregation was accepted by society in America. White supremacy is seen in the novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ as he is the only black character. Since white supremacy overpowered all, black men, during the time, were left isolated because of his skin colour. You can see this when Lennie was trying to become friends with Crooks “Lennie smiled helplessly in an attempt to make friends. Crooks said sharply, “You got no right to come in my room. This here’s my room. Nobody got any right to be in here but me”. Because he was denied by society for so long, he tended to isolate himself towards others. The author relates Crooks to the many black men suffering during ‘the Great Depression’’; Racism was so embedded into society during ‘the Great Depression’ that no one wanted to employ a black man.…show more content…
For example, the dictionary definition is ‘a person who is dishonest or a criminal’. Crooks also oozes the effects of an aftershock from the power of isolation and loneliness. The character, neglected by society, may suffer from similar effects from solitary confinement in which he slowly becomes less sane towards the outside world. Racial superiority is seen in today’s society for example in America, the republican candidate, Donald Trump, often brings up the point of illegal immigrants from nearby countries such as Mexico and how he plans to build a wall to keep them out, however just like in the book, many immigrants are misjudged by someone and are commonly neglected by society. The audience may disagree towards the point of view that the writer put into the novel and contempt towards

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