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.
The one thing that is different with Crooks is that everyone know that he is lonely. Everyone knows that he is forced to live alone because of his race and everyone knows that he can’t do anything about being alone. Crooks lives all by himself because he is a black man on a white man’s farm in the middle the Great Depression. Though it may not be fair, it was just normal for that time period. This does not mean that he doesn 't struggle with loneliness because his situation is normal, he most definitely does.
In a conversation he has with Lennie, Crooks explains, “‘There wasn 't another colored family for miles around. And now there ain 't a colored man on this ranch an ' there 's jus ' one family in Soledad.’" (Steinbeck 70). Showing his situation, Crooks also explains how he has been in a sense, isolated from everyone due to his color and as a result racism surrounds him. It’s hard for Crooks to get anywhere in life because of the constant harassment he receives from the simple fact that he is “different” from your “average” person. In a heated confrontation Curley sullenly says, “‘Standin ' here talkin '
Crooks was the most lonely person in the book.We couldn't find out what Crooks real name was but Crooks had been named Crooks because of his crooked back accident caused by a horse. He was African american in a racist environment.Crooks has a temper because of the racism or when people invade his privacy. Lennie tried to be his friend. He didn't trust Lennie because he thought he was disliked by everyone. He was African american and he just doesn't trust anybody because he never had a friend.
George and Lennie, the main characters of the novel share a genuine friendship that no one seems to understand. In contrast, Crooks, a black stable buck, is segregated from the other men. Similar to Crooks, no one wants to speak to Curley's wife because she is described as "jail bait"(32) to the men and there is no
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.
Doodle was scared when he first saw the storm, because Doodle was different and sensitive, and he has never seen a storm so huge, that he was scared of what it was. But brother didn’t care, he wanted to push over his limit, and make him worn out. So he ran away from Doodle, so Doodle could run to him, and catch up. Brother said on page 3, “His skin was very sensitive.” Meaning, that brother knew that Doodle wasn’t normal, and he had sensitive skin, and so he didn’t take the responsibility to help Doodle get out of the rain, but for Doodle to do it for himself, even though he wasn’t capable to. Brother said on page 2, “When Doodle was 5 years old, I was embarrassed at having a brother who couldn’t walk.” Brother was also very embarrassed of his brother, because he looked different, and acted different.
Mice and Men Character Analysis Many characters are alone in some way in the novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck. The character of Crooks is a black man on a ranch of white men in the 1930’s so naturally he finds himself separated in most ways from the other men. Crooks resents his isolation but tries to overcome his loneliness by sharing his feelings with Lennie. Steinbeck immediately makes it clear that Crooks has grown spiteful of his isolation from the other men. Very soon after introducing Crooks, the author directly characterizes him as a man who “kept his distance and demanded others to keep theirs” (Steinbeck, 67).
Most people at some point in time have felt lonely, as if the world is turning against them. A lot of people feel isolated and lonely due to some sort of barrier, whether it is race, gender, or people group. However, people can also choose to be lonely. In the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, isolation and loneliness are displayed throughout the novel. It begins with two men named George and Lennie who have moved to work on a new ranch.
People Affected by Loneliness Loneliness can make anyone affected by it very depressing and sad to see. It is seen in Of Mice and Men in many characters that are prominent in the story. The main ones are Crooks (the black stable hand), Candy (the old worker with his old dog), and Curley’s wife (who is ignored so that they do not get into trouble). Each of these characters have had lasting events that led them here. They all show to have been or become lonely in the story at one point in time.