Stereotyping and ethnocentrism are the leading reasons for the
intense pain experienced by some characters in the following novels. The
Chrysalids, Of Mice and Men, and The Pearl. Of Mice and Men and The Pearl
were written by John Steinbeck and The Chrysalids was written by
Stereotyping, a fixed mental impression, is illustrated in all these
novels along with ethnocentrism, the tendency to regard ones own group
and/or culture as intrinsically superior to all others.
Characters in theses novels, (pearl) Coyotito, Kino, Jauna, (of mice
and men) Lenny, Crooks, Curleys Wife , all the workers, every one that is
not “pure” Suffer intense pain.
This essay will explore the reasons