"’Cause I’m black…"(Steinbeck ch.4). This is the only time that we see crooks discussing how everyone on the ranch degrades him and discriminates him. Crooks is so oppressed by the society that he lives in, that he starts to opress himself and he seems to be depressed. Crooks never talks back to any of the ranch workers when they call him racial slurs to his face. Crooks either has a strong will to keep working here, or, he knows that he has no other choice than to go out alone and starve.
John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men follows George Milton and Lennie Small as they attempt to survive the destitution of the Great Depression. The two travel together, making them different from the rest of the ranch workers, who are alone in their hardships. However, their relationship is more complex than the surface: it presents a power struggle with the ulterior motive to help oneself. Through the characterization of the ranch workers, Steinbeck makes a claim about human’s innate characteristics: people in power will use their status in order to solidify their position over the weak. Through George and Lennie’s relationship, Steinbeck exemplifies a power struggle in which the stronger of the two, George, prevails over the other.
Steinbeck displays through the dialogue and characterizations that these characters experience isolation because of both social barriers and personal choice. Crooks being an African-American on the ranch, full of whites, struggles racially which causes his withdrawal from the society. Crooks explains to Lennie his when he’s accompanied by him “ A guy goes nuts if he ain 't got nobody. Don 't make no difference who the guy is long’s
Broken Dreams Anyone can be lonely, even if they are surrounded by people. They can be lost in their loneliness, without someone to talk to. The characters in the novella, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, are a perfect representation of this. The novella starts with the main characters, George and Lennie, finding their way to a ranch after being chased out of their previous job. It is immediately clear that George, while smaller in size is the sharper one, and that Lennie has the mind of a child and an obsession with petting things, soft things.
In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, he writes about how two migrant ranch partners, George and Lennie, endure many challenges by describing how they work together to fulfill a planned dream. The dream gets cut short through a tragic event that leaves everyone asking why. Steinbeck wants his readers to understand the challenges George faced taking care of Lennie after his Aunt Clara dies. Good friends watch out for others, but great friends stick up for others. George and Lennie faced fear, found safety in each other, had a great friendship, and faced reality together throughout Steinbeck’s novella.
Finally, Crooks was the loneliest, because of the constant disrespect he got from all of the people on the ranch. These three facts that Steinbeck gives, proves that Crooks is the loneliest.
This quote explains that George was lying about how Lennie got his disability, just so he can make the boss think that he was not born unintelligent. It reveals that George really wants the job, so he tries to make him and Lennie great candidates for the position. On the other hand, Candy’s dog has been living with Candy for a very long time, but can’t live much longer due to his poor health. When George and Lennie see Candy’s dog for the first time, the author describes him as, “And at his heels there walked a dragfooted sheepdog, gray of muzzle, and with pale, blind old eyes” (24). The dog is characterized as being very old, dragfooted, and having very old eyes.
Crooks is an African American farm worker that works with horses on the land. Being a colored person in this era was harsh, and the color of your skin automatically determined the amount of power you would have, so African Americans did not have power compared to everyone else in society. “Lennie watched her, his mouth half open. Crooks had retired into the terrible protective dignity of the negro.” (79;ch.4).
One final example of broken dreams in the book, Of Mice and Men, is Candys dream of belonging to a community that cared for him. As one reads this book, he/she will start to realize that Candy longs for a home, one with people who not only respect him, but care for him as well. And when he hears about George and Lennie’s farm idea, he thinks he’s finally found what he’s always wanted. But when Goerge Takes that fateful shot on Lennies skull, it ruins Candy’s dreams too. He comes to the realization that his dreams will never come true after this major
A man of a different race is assumed to be treated justly, especially in this current generation. However, segregation unfortunately still is an enormous issue, although it was said to be resolved many years prior. The novella, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, accompanies several ranchers who all are detached from one another in various manners. Precisely, Crooks, an African American stable buck who resides at the ranch, is segregated so extremely often that he never truly considers that he belongs anywhere. Society, using isolation and alienation as key components, can compel people to feel inferior and abandoned which can lead to a sense of despair or helplessness.
Abigail knew that soon her "sinful" behavior would come out. It was easy to blame Tituba, since not only was she a slave, but the mysteries of her culture would come to make it seem easy and that she was to blame. Abby cracks, screeching out, "Tituba! Tituba made me do it!" Abby was afraid of getting in trouble for the dancing and spell-casting, so she blames Tituba for doing it.
Crooks admits to Lennie that because the other ranch hands exclude him from their bunkhouse and card games, he finds himself lonely. The white ranch hands fraternize with each other and keep each other company, while excluding Crooks, which forces him to lead a lonesome lifestyle. (3) Crooks reveals to Lennie that every man must maintain friendships and if they do not, then “a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick” (73). Crooks parades his depressing life on the ranch to Lennie in hopes that Lennie will sympathize with him.
In John Steinbeck’s phenomenal novel Of Mice and Men, Curley’s wife causes problems all over the ranch by interrupting situations everywhere because she resides in a loveless relationship. Curley’s wife produced the Curley-Slim conflict by always dodging him and never being around to see him which lead Curley to quick accusations. Then she goes snooping in the barn to find poor Lennie after he just killed his pup which leads to her death and downfall of some rancher’s American Dream ranch. Curley’s wife also finds herself in Crook’s room just looking to stir trouble when she starts tossing out insults embarrassing them and hurting their spirits. No matter what situation is transponding she always finds a way to create problems for everyone
Lennie before he died. George didn’t want to kill Lennie. George was apprehensive to kill Lennie. Throughout the story “The Scarlet Ibis”, Brother was always disappointed by Doodle no matter how hard Doodle tried. George stated he was never mad at Lennie in Lennie’s final moments, but he was frustrated with him throughout the story.
Lonely Characters in Of Mice And Men Imagine a world where people didn’t really care what one said to another, and neither cared enough to ask each other questions. A place where everyone existed in silence, but were together at the same time. As portrayed in the novel, Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, in which Steinbeck’s idea of loneliness is isolation in silences. The author teaches the reader that friendship is mostly about conversation, and magnifies the effects of isolation through the eyes of Crooks, Curley’s wife and Candy.