Many of the men on the farm are racist so they have no compassion for Crooks. This lack of compassion has made Crooks very lonely and isolated. When Lennie visits Crooks, he is talking to Lennie about how he is always alone or lonely and says, “I was talkin’ about myself. A guy sets out here alone at night..” (71). He knows that he is discriminated against for his race and does not think it is fair.
For once Crooks thought well maybe I won’t be lonely I could go with them and don’t have worry about none of them. “ Crooks scowled, but Lennie’s disarming smile defeated him” ( Steinbeck 69). Crooks finally excepted some company and he was talking to Lennie. He didn’t feel so lonely anymore he felt like he could trust Lennie. Crooks even felt like he could finally talk to
Crooks tells us this here. “There wasn’t another colored family for miles around and now there ain’t a colored man on this ranch” (Steinbeck 70) The Brotherhood that would exist between African Americans post-Plessy v. Ferguson because of the separation wasn’t there for Crooks because nobody else was there for him. Despite being “better off” because he had privacy and more personal space it didn’t matter because he had no one there for him to share it with. It is not in human nature to be in Isolation feeling included and united with another is a basic human psychological need and Crooks has been denied that right be segregating him and driving him away. The Segregation Crooks faces Isn’t nearly as a harsh as it would be in Jackson or Birmingham However, The isolation is ten times worse.
Crooks attitude is being closed off from the rest of the workers. He feels as if he isn't good enough to be with the other ranch hands. They don't want him in the bunk house, so he in turn doesn't want them in his room. He feels threatened by the others on the ranch. Most of the people on the ranch treated Crooks unfairly just because he was black.
Crooks’ dialogue shows us the effects of solitude as seen by Steinbeck. Not allowed in the bunkhouse, Crooks must live out in the barn alone, woeful and isolated. "They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I'm black... They say I stink (Steinbeck 68)." This quote suggests that although he will not acknowledge it, he desires to be with everybody else and to have people who understand him.
Crooks he is lonely because he is the only black person at the job. “Many people don’t come in the niggers ranch very much”(70) he told Lennie “Growing up I always been the only black family,or black man in a place.”(70) In the book it’s proven that Crooks is lonely because when Lennie came into to his ranch he began to mess with him and act like someone hurt George and he was not coming back he did this because he usually does not get to have fun He stop before Lennie hurts him he does this because he usually never gets to have any fun with anyone because no one is ever around. Crooks has it really hard the boss takes his anger out on Crooks. He is not allowed in the ranch there really one thing he can do if he gets lucky and that is play horseshoes outside the
He is not treated fairly when he was accused of rape. Lennie never raped the girl, however he never got a chance to share his side of the story, because of his disability, and the circumstances of the situation were then assumed. Lennie wanted to pet the girls dress because it was soft. “ “Jus’ wanted to feel that girls dress-jus’ wanted to pet it like a mouse.” ” (10) This example is one of many that lead us to believe that Lennie was
Due to the characteristics of Crooks, Lennie, and Candy, they are the outsiders of society in this novel. To begin, Crooks is an outsider as he is not of white descent and the only colored man that works on the ranch. Crooks is discriminated upon by the workers on the ranch and sleeps in a room segregated from the others that sleep in the bunkhouse together. Moreover, he is not allowed to play cards with the men who live in the bunkhouse because in their words, he “stinks”; it is not the fact that Crooks stinks, but the fact that he is black. In section four of Of Mice and Men, Crooks’ character says, “‘S’pose you couldn't go into the bunkhouse and play rummy ‘cause you was black,’” (Steinbeck 72).
Mark Twain chose Huck Finn as the narrator because of his innocence and ignorance towards the views of society. Huck isn't the type of person you civilize, you can’t make him be someone he isn't willing to be. Every person who has entered his life has tried to create this image of Huck that wasn't realistic to him in any way, except Jim. Jim, Miss Watson’s runaway slave, has never expected Huck to be anybody but himself. Huck does mature as the time they spend together increases, Huck has never met stability in his life until Jim which is why he takes a liking to him.
After talking with Lennie for awhile, Crooks reveals that he is often lonely. As a child, Crooks was part of the only black family for miles, but he still played with the white boys. Now that he is on the farm, the white men feel superior. Apparently, Crooks smells bad and is black, so the men do not allow him in the bunkhouse. Crooks hates the other men, so he gets mad at Lennie for invading his privacy.
If he were to ask, he might have realized that it was a dream. Still Goodman Brown cannot forgive the townspeople and now lives the rest of his life in gloom and fear. Goodman Brown 's actions after the night prove that dreams can affect one 's reality. What caused Goodman Brown to dream about what he did is unknown. He loved his wife and he trusted that no one he knew worshipped the devil.
Crooks appears like an unhappy person to the other mens, because he is always rude and he always stayed on his own, every time the men 's want to go in his room he is always saying no so the others just see him as a rude and unhappy person, he is never been happy just once when he hoped he could be hanging out with Lennie and George, but he said no to himself so he is pretty lonely after. Crook is lonely cause he is the only one with a different colour skin, and so anyone really talk to him, and also he live separately from the other so he 's not connected to the others, and when Lennie tries to be friend with him he 's rejecting him. So he 's ends