Crooks In John Stienbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The loneliest person in the story Of Mice and Men by John Stienbeck is Crooks. Since crooks was black all the ranch workers would stay away from him. The men on the ranch were very racist. They don't let him sleep in the bunkhouse or play chards with them because he's a "nigger". Crooks has no friends or family o he reads because he can't really socialize with anyone Crooks suffered because he wasn't allowed to defend himself.
In the story of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck shows how horrible loneliness is, especially through the black stable hand Crooks. Crooks doesn't have anyone to look after him. He is lonely cause he has no friends or family. On page 72 it states "Crooks said gently, maybe you can see now. You got George. You know he's goin' …show more content…

Due to his race, he was segregated, and was not allowed to associate with white people. Crooks was the loneliest person on the ranch because his color, there is a lot of racism at the point and so they were considered lower. On page 68 it states " I ain't wanted in the bunkhouse and you ain't wanted in my room. "Why ain't you wanted?" Lennie asked. " 'Cause I'm black. They play cards in there, but I can't play because I'm black. They say I stink. Well, I tell you, you all of you stink to me." This shows he feels unwanted. This also shows that he his money. On page 80 it states "Listen, Nigger," she said. "You know what I can do to you if you open your trap?" On page 81 it states "Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny." This shows that he was treated unfairly. This also shows that he is treated with disrespect. The fact that people treat Crooks with cruelty it has made Crooks a bitter and hostile man. This shows how people in the bunkhouse treat him they isolated him which makes him bitter to others.
Loneliness haunts Crooks deep down. But Crooks accepts things the way they are. Crooks doesn't talk to the other men and they don't talk to him. This causes the greatness of loneliness in Crooks. The other workers on the ranch take place in some fun activities but Crooks is near invited to come play. Crooks has no one but envy that derives from the relationship around him. Crooks is the loneliest person in the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck because he is black and crippled in a very racist

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