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Victims of Prejudice

MICMEN-KCREIN

Which of the following quotes from Chapter 4 does NOT portray one of the characters in Of Mice and Men as a victim of American society's prejudices in the 1930s?

A

"You're nuts," said Crooks. "You're crazy as a wedge. Jus' nuts," said Crooks. "I don't blame the guy you travel with for keepin' you outa sight." (Crooks talking to Lennie)

B

The stable buck went on dreamily, "I remember when I was a little kid on my old man's chicken ranch. Had two brothers. They was always near me, always there. Used to sleep right in the same room, right in the same bed- all three. Had a strawberry patch. Had an alfalfa patch. Used to turn the chickens out in the alfalfa on a sunny morning. My brothers'd set on a fence rail an' watch 'em- white chickens they was." (Crooks talking to Lennie)

C

"Maybe you just better go along an' roll your hoop. We ain't got nothing to say to you at all. We know what we got, and we don't care whether you know it or not. So maybe you better jus' scatter along now, 'cause Curley maybe ain't gonna like his wife out in the barn with us 'bindle stiffs.'" (Candy talking to Curley's wife)

D

She turned on him in scorn. "Listen, Nigger," she said. "You know what I can do to you if you open your trap?" Crooks stared hopelessly at her, and then he sat down on his bunk and drew into himself. Crooks seemed to grow smaller, and he pressed himself against the wall. "Yes, ma'am." (Curley's wife talking to Crooks)

E

All of the excerpts portray either Lennie, Crooks, or Curley's wife as a victim of society's prejudices.