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Rewritten Version Of A Chapter In Of Mice And Men

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Crooks' Point Of ViewI faced her; the flirtatious, fiery demon who downgraded me at any chance she had. I stood up. Coldly turning to her in anger, I spoke fiercely "I had enough." All my life I have been treated like I am nothing, I am inferior to the rest of society because of my dark skin, although I too was born here in California and have just as many rights as white people do. I am painfully aware that my skin colour keeps me divided in my culture, however I do not want to live being beaten down by loneliness and being suspicious of any kindness I receive because I am constantly treated prejudicially. I want to be treated equally.Lennie had treated me equally because he ...view middle of the document...

..Reality was danger, it was her. Strutting in her ruby shoes, she approached me angrily. A spiteful sound swamped my soul, as she bellowed the dreaded words "Listen, Nigger." My world crashed, and I instantly fell back in place. The loathed words drowned my head and the awkwardness hung heavily upon my shoulders. Unwillingly forced to remember who I was, she shoved me back to the needless place of the negro. Where we are given neither substance nor meaning. Unsolicited, superfluous, dispensable. Accepting that she is right, I am just the nigger, I dismissed the once 'open' personality I showed when I had the comfort of Lennie and Candy, and I retreated to the simple life of the negro. Toneless, emotionless and worthless.Returning the terrible protective dignity of the Negro, I drew everything in, having to retire myself into a blank soul was excruciating but I felt the need to protect my remaining dignity. I constantly lost the battle of having authority and respect because I was inferior to white people. I looked at her hopelessly knowing that any second she would explode in rage. "You know what I can do to you if you open your trap?" she screeched. I knew what she meant, she could get me lynched with one cry, no question about it! No one would believe me because I am just the nigger. No good today, no good tomorrow, not good enough for anything. She had reassured me of my place the minute her deadly eyes touched me and now she was reminding me once more she closed in on me. I grew smaller and finally answered her venomous question... I replied emotionless "Yes, ma'am."Mia Cottage

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