This displays their unequal friendship.George also constantly mentions how he’s frustrated that he has to think and act for both of themand that “if [he] was alone [he] could live so easy. [He] could go get a job an ' work, an ' no trouble... [He] could take [his] fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever [he] want.” Of the other characters, Crooks and curley 's wife also show signs of desperate loneliness. Since Crooks is black, he is shunned by the other men and so spends his time in his room, alone and bitter and even says that “S’pose you didn 't have nobody. S 'pose you couldn 't go into the bunk house and play rummy 'cause you was black. How 'd you like that?” curley 's wife also spends her days hounded by her mean-spirited husband with her attempts to reach out to the other men backfiring, ultimately leading to her death when she desperately reaches out to Lennie saying “Why can 't I talk to you?
In pages 66 and 67 it talks about Crooks’ bunk that he has all to himself. None of the other men want to share a bunk with a man of different race. He is very territorial of his bunk because that is all he has on the plantation along with the few personal belongings he keeps in his bunk. On top of being the only man of a different race, Crooks is also a cripple. As the narrator talks about his bunk in page
In latin “Solitaire” (the card game the men play) means alone and isolated. Some of the characters in the book have been described as more isolated and lonely than the other character, with the ones in particular ; Crooks, Candy and Curley’s Wife. Crooks is lonely because he is black and has a crooked back which is physically isolating him, Candy is lonely because he is old and only has one hand, Curley’s Wife is lonely because she is the only woman on the ranch. All the people living on the ranch are lonely to some extent. This is proven when Steinbeck describes the bunkhouse where all the workers sleep.
In the routinely racist world of 1930s California, Crooks’ colour is his defining feature, as Candy explains, ‘Ya see the stable buck’s a nigger’. However, he follows this definition with an additional description of how he is a ‘nice fella’. We also learn that he was accepted into the men’s game of horseshoes, where he shoes proficiency, yet is entirely isolated in his stable room for the rest of the time. He is described as an ‘aloof’ man with ‘pain tightened lips’ connoting the harsh life of silence and deprivation he has had to endure. Finally, the racism in the novel is driven home dramatically when Curley’s wife expresses how she could ‘get [Crooks] strung up on a tree so easy it ‘ain’t even funny’.
The Right Thing “Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.”-Tony Blair. In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch realized this very truth. When someone approached Atticus about defending a black man named Tom Robinson, Atticus had a serious decision to make. MayElla Ewell recently accused Tom of raping her, and Atticus would have to prove otherwise. In this time, white people thought of black people as lower than them and did not treat them fairly.
The novel Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry, written by Mildred D. Taylor, is based on the time after the Civil War. Although slavery was officially abolished, the book’s setting is a town with a lot of racial tension between the black and white people. Most of the white characters are corrupt, but there are a few white characters who are respectful to everyone regardless of their skin color. These non-corrupt characters encountered many problems among the other white characters, and are even untrusted by the black characters. While many white characters were ill-hearted, there were a couple characters who treated the black families fairly.
Steinbeck utilizes symbols such as Crooks and Curley’s Wife, the ranch and rabbits to portray the American Dream as impossible to catch. While the Great Depression lasted, there was a great deal of segregation of color and gender that endured with it too. In Of Mice and Men, Crooks and Curley’s wife are affected by this subject. Crooks being the only black guy and Curley’s wife being the only woman on the ranch face many restrictions. Crooks lives in the barn and his job is to take care of the horses and to clean the barn.
Discrimination is the one of the, if not the biggest themes portrayed in the novel To kill A Mockingbird written by Harper Lee. As we already know the biggest form of discrimination in the novel is racism.However, there are many forms of other discrimination such as Jem being put down for being who she loves to be, a classic Tomboy. Another example would be Boo Radley being hated by almost every citizen in Maycomb for no reason at all, none of these mean citizens even know Boo personally. There is however some good to this evil. Atticus and others were different from the norm and stood up for people.
The men on the ranch travel by themselves and have no real connections to each other. Curley's wife spends her days wandering around the ranch, hoping someone will be open to having a conversation with. Crooks is completely isolate and has to live in a small room next to the barn because he has a different skin tone compared to all the ranch workers. Lastly, Candy feels lonely and isolated since he is separated from the other men after losing his hand and losing his dog. I think one of the morals of the story is that everyone needs someone to talk to in order to survive.
Mother Teresa once said “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” In John Steinbeck 's novel, Of Mice and Men, the three characters, Curly wife, Candy, and Crooks struggle with loneliness that they try to overcome by searching for friendship with others on the ranch. Crooks demonstrates loneliness because he is the only black man on the ranch and he lives in the barn separated from the others. Candy is the old man on the ranch who has lost his hand and lost his dog, witch later results in him being lonely. Since candy lost his dog he has no-one to take care of, talk to, or play with, thus making him isolated. Curley threatens all of the men with a beating if they speak to his wife, witch makes Curley 's wife feel extremely isolated and lonely.