"God a’mighty, if i was alone I could live so easy.”(12). This quote develops the idea that man can be cruel by expressing one of the characters actions towards another characters. This quote expresses how a man can be cruel to another man because of how they were born. This quote helps the reader get a good understanding of the idea of how a man treats another man a certain way sometimes because of certain reasons.
“Curley’s like a lot of little guys. He hates big guys. He’s alla time picking scraps with big guys. Kinds of like he’s mad at ‘em because he ain’t a big guy.”(26). This quote develops the idea that man can be cruel by expressing how a man's way of thinking depends on someones else physical appearance. This quote helps the reader understand how in some cases a man can be cruel to others because of others way of looking.
Discrimination of Race
Which because I am black ???
“S’ pose Curely jumps a big guy an’ licks him. Ever’body says what a game guy Curley is. And s’ pose he does the same thing and gets licked. Then ever’body says the big guy oughtta pick somebody his own size, and maybe they gang up on the big guy.”(27). This quote develops the idea of a man can be cruel by showing a mans actions being cruel to others. It shows the reader that some of the characters take advantage of other charatcers.
People with Disabilities
I swear I didn't mean to hurt Curley's wife!
“He went to his bunk, pulled his bag from underneath it and took out a Luger pistol. ‘ Let’s get it over with’.” (47), This quote represents how a character is so cruel to have pulled out his guy to shot a poor and innocent dog. In this quote Carlson wanted to shot Candy's dog. This quote give this reader in understanding of how a man can be cruel by even hurting a poor animal.
“ Cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black. They say I stink.”(67). This quote represents how everyone at the ranch are men except one person, but out of all of those men most of then discriminates Crooks because he was black. Due to that the men where cruel to Crooks because they pushed him tot he side. This quote gives the reader an understanding of the idea that many men can be cruel to their own gender because of race.
"Couldn' we maybe bring him in an' they'll lock him up? He's nuts, Slim. He never done this to be mean."(94). The quote revels how a man can be cruel for locking up a person with mental disabilities. This quote revels how a person with mental disabilities can be treat the same as a normal person. This quote helps the reader understand that many characters treat each other the same when it comes to cruelty.