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Flashcards in Powerlessness Deck (4)
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Quote showing crooks being worse than curleys wife

'Listen nigger (...) you know what I can do to you if you open your trap'

- crooks forces to accept segregation, even curleys wife is better

2

Elderly being forced to live life of segregation

'When they can me here I wisht somebody'd shoot me'

- dog has more rights
- no way out, no where to go

3

Crooks not meaning anything

'This is just a nigger talking'

Even if crooks wanted to make friends he'd get rejected

4

Crooks being dehumanised

'Crooks had reduced himself to nothing. There was no personality, no ego - nothing to arouse either like or dislike'

Not a person, knows it is too much of a right
- not allowed a voice