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?"
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. This here’s my room.
This making distance in relationships in Of Mice and Men, isolating these characters into loneliness. 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.
It begins with two men named George and Lennie who have moved to work on a new ranch. 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.
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
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 first is that he is discriminated against because he’s black, and this creates a rift between him and the other ranch workers.
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
Throughout John Steinbeck's novella “Of Mice and Men”, Crook’s worth of an individual's life is at the bare minimum from being discriminated because of his race, being labeled as disabled, and having to work under everyone else. 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. Imagine feeling like nothing
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).