Common People in Julius Caesar

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In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses different prejudices to prove loneliness can destroy people’s lives. During The Great Depression, African Americans were treated differently; no one wanted to be around them because people felt they were no use. Crooks the African American in Of Mice and Men was in his barn alone and Lennie comes around to find his puppy, while all the other men were at the cat house. Crooks notices Lennie in his barn and was surprised someone came in and said “long as you won’t get out and leave me alone, you might as well set down”(Steinbeck 69). Crooks said it meanly he really wanted to talk to some one because he is so lonely. As Lennie starts to worry about George, Crooks starts to explain “You got George.You know he’s goin’ to come back. S’pos you was black. How’d you like that? S’pose you had to sit out here an’ read books. .Books ain’t no good. A guy needs some body-to be near him”(Steinbeck 72). Although, crooks made a good point Leinne was only worried about when he was going to tend the rabbits at George and Lennies dream home. African Amricans were treated terrible, women are treated almost the same. In the 1930’s, women were very lonely because they were used and not equal to men. Curly the boss’s son on the farm is the only one married and she is always messing around with all the men on the farm because she is extremely lonely. When she trys to talk to Candy she gets no love back because she is the bosses sons wife.” Well, I ain’t giving you no trouble. Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while? Think I like to stick in that house alla time?” (Steinbeck 77). Curly’s wife always trying to get close with all the farmers because she is so alone all the time. Curley’s wife is normally alone because Curly treats her like trash and uses her. “All the guys got a horseshoe tenement going on. It’s on’y about four…...

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