They all show to have been or become lonely in the story at one point in time. Firstly Crooks shows to be a lonely character in the book Of Mice and Men. This is when he is talking to lennie, "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?"
Three characters that show loneliness is crooks, Curley 's wife, and candy. The first way the idea of loneliness is portrayed in the story is Crooks. Crooks is the black guy that can’t go in their bunkhouses. He stays in his room by himself because they don’t like him because he is black. When Lennie went to his room he said “you got no right to come in my room.
Steinbeck’s characterization and setting expresses his belief that it is both social barriers and personal choice that causes the loneliness and isolation of the characters. Civil rights caused separation and isolation towards black people when Of Mice and Men took place. As Crooks mention himself “Cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I 'm black.
Unfortunately for them, Lennie has a mental disability which causes his brain to function as a child’s brain, this disability creates many conflicts throughout the novella. They met many characters that were divergent from the rest of the workers, such as Crooks, Curley’s wife, and Candy. Steinbeck used dialogue between characters to present his belief that loneliness and isolation are caused by both social barriers and personal choice. Candy is set apart from the rest of the workers due to his old age and his strong bond with his dog who eventually was killed. Candy is first introduced as “a tall stoop-shouldered old man”(18), indicating to the audience he is old.
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). Crooks understands this form of loneliness because he is racially segregated and alienated from the others. Steinbeck uses Crooks to exemplify racial discrimination in the 1930s, and how it affected
In chapter four, when Lennie is coming in to visit with some of Slim’s puppies, one of which Slim gave to Lennie, Crooks vents to Lennie about how lonely he is. “ S'pose you didn't have nobody. S'pose you couldn't go into the bunkhouse and play rummy 'cause you was black. How'd you like that?” When Crooks says this to Lennie, it shows us several different things about his character.
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
Race discrimination is shown by directly being based on a character named Crooks who people treated differently because he was black. “Cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black. ”(75) Crooks was always left out of everything as if he was only a piece of dirt.
When Pip lived in the marshes, he didn’t want to become a blacksmith like Joe. “I wished Joe had been rather more genteelly brought up, and then I should have been so too” (Dickens 64). Also, Pip’s peer and fellow gentleman, Drummle, had been very disrespectful to Pip. Ever since Drummle met Pip, he has been extensively critical of his social status and wealth. “Such a mean stupid brute” (Dickens 337).
Loneliness makes me feel so sad, but in a book are cool. Loneliness has a negative effect many characters in the novella called Of Mice and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. The two main characters of the book are named George he is short and skinny also there's Lennie tall and strong. The setting of the book is on a ranch and nothing fancy about it. Loneliness has a negative effect on many characters in the book, like Crooks.
In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the author uses the motif of barriers to show that causes that lead into the failure of these character hopes and dreams. The ability to own your own land is the main dream held by four of the characters in the book. The idea of owning your own land is a simile for a life of happiness. There are two other unattainable dreams which are held by Curley's wife, and Crooks. Curley's wife once had an offer to become an actress in Hollywood, however the person never bequeathed the job to her.