Analysis Of Crooks In John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice And Men'

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In today's world people still get mistreated by their race. In the novel of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Crooks is getting mistreated by other workers on the farm and making Crooks act mean to the other workers. Crooks gets mistreated by his race so that makes him act mean to everyone else, Crooks is being mean to the other workers because he is getting mistreated and makes him feel why should I be nice to the other workers. People on the farm think that Crooks is a horrible man because he is a black man. For example, Crooks is not allowed to hang out with the other men in the bunk house. When Lennie goes into Crooks's room because he has a light on, Crooks mad saying ” I got a right to have a light. You go on get outta my room. I ain't…show more content…
He doesn't get rights to say something so that gets him angry. For example, when Candy goes into Crooks room, Crooks gets mad because he is not getting the rights he wants. He said "I ain't sure I want you in her no more. A colored man got to have some rights even if he don't like em"(80). Crooks is tired of everybody going to his room without asking. He put all the anger out on Candy but Candy gets mad because a black man tells her what to do. In addition, Crooks get depressed because no one talks to him. When Crooks was talking to Lennie he told him " A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is long's he's with you. I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an he gets sick"(71). Crooks is jealous of George because George has someone to talk to. Crooks gets depressed when no one talks to him. Furthermore, Crooks gets angry because other people are trespassing in his room. When Candy goes into Crooks room, Crooks gets very mad and says "I had enough. You got no rights comin in a colored man room. You got no rights messing around in here at all. Now you jus get out, an' get out quick. If you don't, I'm gonna ask the boss not to ever let you come in the barn no more"(78). Crooks is tired of people going inside his room. But Crooks can't do anything about it because he is black and has no rights to say something. Crooks reacted with his mistreatment with anger because he is mad that he has no
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