Of Mice And Men

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The Theme Of Racism


  • Racism in the book is shown through one charcter, Crooks
  • He is Segregated and is left in his own room
  • He has few possessions
  • He has a book of rights so he is treated fairly
  • He thinks everyone is against him
  • Curleys wife threatens to get him lynched
  • He knows his position and backs down when confronted
  • He has few rights and knows this, so doesn't behave badly
  • He obeys everyone due to his low position
  • Even women are higher up than he is
  • He lives on his own with the horses and stays in there all day
  • When in his room he cleans the horses and puts on new shoes
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