In Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck forced readers to take a long hard look at the relatonship between the races and what they saw wasn't pretty. The black men(like Crooks) and the workers(like George and Lennie) were controlled by the rich, white bosses(like Slim) and the white rich people near the bosses(like Curley and his wife). And they had to listen to the bosses for their meals and place to live. Sometimes the workers feel angry about that and want to fight against the people up their head, the bosses can threaten them. And then everything are the same as before. The book shows the lives of the people at the butt of the social was so hard at that time. Their lives was so touching.