He knows that he is discriminated against for his race and does not think it is fair. He is like all of the other workers except he has a different skin color. “This is just a nigger talkin’ , an’ a busted black nigger” (71). Crooks knows that the other workers call him a “nigger” or “black” and they do not see him as a regular human. He is all alone out in his barn because the others have prejudice against African-Americans.
Crooks hates the other men, so he gets mad at Lennie for invading his privacy. Crooks tells Lennie that he is very lucky to have George. Crooks believes that “a guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody” (Steinbeck 72). He is usually by himself. Crooks soon realizes Lennie’s mental condition and takes advantage of him by saying that George will not come back from town.
Notwithstanding, he has had controversy with almost everyone on the ranch. He abused Lennie, a mentally disabled man, he publicly exposes his and his wife’s sexual lives, and he treats his wife as if she is his slave. Moreover, the actions Curley has done are corrupt, but they are not solely because he is an abominable person. An infrequent amount of readers will look at Curley’s actions and have sympathy for him, but Curley has reasons for his mistakes. Nevertheless, Curley is a disastrous man due to the way he grew up being an only child, he is astoundingly short, his father is a wealthy ranch owner, and he grew up in a racist and sexist community.
Next, Candy is a very lonely person such as the people in the nursing home with no family. Candy is lonely because Carlson shot his dog, Candy and his dog were very Close there relationship was very similar to George and Lennie’s.Candy began to get hope for himself when he heard George
Loneliness and isolation is an ongoing theme throughout the novel Of Mice and Men, experienced by several characters to different degrees. Some characters are more isolated and lonely than others, yet every character in the story goes through this theme during one point in the story. There are various reasons why each character is lonely or isolated. In general, all the ranch workers feel some sort of loneliness because they move alone from ranch to ranch and do not have real connections with others, Curley’s wife experiences this theme because she is the only woman on the ranch and nobody wants to interact with her because Curley is very protective and hostile of her. Thirdly, Candy struggles through being lonely and isolated after Carlson shot his dog and because Candy does not work with the others since he is a swamper.
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.
"'Cause I'm black. They play cards in there, but I can't play because I'm black. They say I stink.” In 1930’s race was known as a much bigger issue than today. This quote was spoken by crooks, a man who had longed to be treated with the same respect as the “whites”. Crooks came from the North, and absolutely despised the way the other men treated him because of his color.
One of the people that gets discriminated in the book is Crooks. Crooks is an African American that gets mistreated because of race. There are a few examples that the author really highlights, when we find out that Crooks is living away from all of the white men, nobody comes to visit him, and he gets referred to by the other men with racist slurs. He also works by himself on jobs that are difficult to him since his was crippled by a horse. There are some striking
I tell ya, he cried, I tell ya a guy gets lonely an’ he gets sick”(72-73). Crooks is explaining to poor Lenny after Crooks hurt him or angered him by saying George would not
George often shows his anger since he is mad that he has been chosen to be the caretaker of Lennie. Meanwhile, Lennie is constantly behaving in ways which are not suitable or appropriate for his age or stature. All of these emotions lead up to George living a life where he knows he constantly has no companions or friends since the two of them are kicked out of every town due to Lennie. Due to this George is emotionally alone and this leads him to become even more frustrated. Lennie loves all of the little mice he finds but whenever he is allowed to hold one, he kills it accidentally with his strong grip.
Lennie is happy in the beginning because he has George and he believes in his dream of having a farm with a lot of rabbits in different colours, but George is letting down Lennie cause he 's always putting him in trouble so Lennie is alone. He 's trying to make friends with the puppies and the mice but he ends up killing them "That mouse ain 't fresh, Lennie; and besides you 've broke it pettin it ." ~ George  and so he end up lonely, when he wants to go to the bunk house, the men 's
This meant that crooks’s didn 't have any friends around him he was isolated from the rest , he was given his own bunk in a separated nigger room . “ 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 for me” Crooks’s is being exposed to race discrimination because his skin color is different from the rest , but it 's not like they think different or have some type of different brain
Steinbeck’s clearest example of human loneliness and frustration appears to be Crooks because of racial segregation. In Chapter Four, Crooks began to pour out his thoughts to Lennie stating, “A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody. Don’t make no difference who the guy is, long he’s with you. I tell ya,” he cried, “ I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick” (Steinbeck 37). When Crooks ranted to Lennie, the physically large man appeared inattentive.