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

John Wyndham.

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