Characterization In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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In the novel, ¨Of Mice and Men,¨ the author, John Steinbeck, develops complex characters which opens the story up for interpretation. Steinbeck uses both direct and indirect characterization, which forces the reader to infer important traits about each characters. An example of a character is Crooks, a colored man working on a ranch during the Great Depression. Being the only black man on the ranch, Crooks is often looked down on as a stable bunk, and is not respected as the other men are. Because of this, Crooks is perceived as powerless. He does not have many companions, and lives segregated from the rest of the ranch workers, making him lonely and neglected. However, he is an educated man, who knows his rights, and his intelligence helps
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