This shows Crooks explaining what he has to go through and how much it affects him. He has nothing to keep him occupied in his free time as when it 's dark he has books but explains that he doesn’t like them as he possibly can’t read. Crooks showed
He scratched the white stubble whiskers on his cheeks nervously. “I’m so used to him,” he said softly.” Candy was nervous that they might be right, it might be the right thing to do but he was afraid it might be the biggest regret in his life because he would be lonely because of the absence of friendship. Candy gave up after he knew he had no hope of keeping his friend (the dog) “awright- take ‘im” he laid back on his bunk and crossed his arms behind his head and stared at the ceiling.” Candy tried his best to avert looking at his poor dog because he can avoid crying or him getting sad or that he might change his mind even though he does not have a choice. However, Sometimes candy regrets agreeing for them to kill his dog, “I ought to shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn’t ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog” he also regrets that he was not the one who put his dog down, he thinks that he is the one who was supposed to do it and not let anyone “stranger” do it for him.
According to San Jose State University, the bunkhouse of the white migrant workers serves, “as symbol of elite masculinity,” unlike the barn Crooks is forced to live in, which, “demonstrates [Crooks’s] society’s view of African Americans as subhuman.” Others on the farm view Crooks as a useless, bitter stable buck, who has no one as he is excluded from everything because of the color of his skin. Crooks, “Sits alone out [in the barn] at night, maybe readin’ books or thinkin’ or stuff” (69). The anguish felt by Crooks devours him, because he knows he will never have what he truly desires, which is the company of another. Crooks is considered by most to be the most lonesome character on the ranch, according to Novels for Students, as he lives in a state of, “Distrust [which] is the quality of the modern world in which people live in alienation from one another.” In Of Mice and Men Crooks’ segregation causes his yearning for companionship as he is in a state of discomforting isolation. Crooks claims “A guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick”(69).
They choose to hide from their judgement and stay in the darkness between heaven and hell. They disguise themselves from the eyes shining down on them, waiting for them to show themselves. The men feel scared of the answer they might be given when they go to judgement and find where they will spend eternity. The hollow men that Eliot writes about are hollow because they might have not done much in their life to be fit for heaven or hell. They are stuck in this purgatory because they are not enough for either fate.
Crooks is physically separated from the rest of the workers on the ranch and has to live in a shed on the side of the barn. The racial discrimination is harsh and is part of the microcosm Steinbeck uses to describe in his story. Crooks reads lots of books because he has no companions. Crooks has the same problem as candy because of his disability and race he has no hope of moving on and getting a better
For instance, “It was I who renamed him [...] Crawling backwards made him look like a Doodlebug, […] because nobody expects much from someone called Doodle.” Society’s attentiveness is predominantly towards the aspects of and in this story Doodle’s impairment seemed to have negative impacts on him that the society has caused. His brother saw him as a burden in many ways. Doodle must be treated gently as he was forbidden from certain activities and conditions, at the same time he was embarrassed to have a crippled brother at the age
Crooks feels very lonely and acts out because of his frustration. Since he is black, he is isolated from the rest of the men and doesn’t want anyone at his home where only he is allowed. (Steinbeck 68). Crooks takes out his bundled up anger on Lennie when he feels he has an advantage. “Crooks torments Lennie out of his own frustration for being rejected because he is black”(Telgen
But, simply because of the fact that he is a negro who is surfeited of being ill treated and discriminated. “His eyes lay deep in his head, and because of their depth seemed to glitter with intensity.”, give the impression that inside Crooks is full of anger and indignation. The fact that he has his own room does not mean luxury or
He is rejected the throne and his schooling. His relationship with his mother is gone and his father isn’t there to guide him anymore. Hamlet feels as if he has no purpose. He says the only thing keeping him from killing himself is the stain of sin. He is afraid to not believe in heaven or hell.
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.