Brother did some cruel things to Doodle. Doodle’s worst fear, was to be left alone, because he couldn’t take care of himself, and walk. So sometimes, brother left Doodle alone, unless he did was he was told. On page 4, brother said “Then I will leave you by yourself,” I threatened. Doodle never wants to be alone, because
S’pose you had to sit out here an’ read books. Sure you could pay horseshoes till it got dark, but then you got to read books. Books ain’t no good. A guy needs somebody – to be near him’ (P. 105)
First off, Crooks is a black stable buck that is isolated from the men which happens to make him a mean and unsympathetic man. Lennie enters the barn to see his puppy and decides to strike a conversation with Crooks. Crooks sees that Lennie isn't the smartest guy and decides to play around and make him concerned about George by saying " Le's say he wants to come back and can't. S'pose he gets killed or hurt so he can't come back"(71). Seeing that Crooks is displayed as a hostile guy and is not welcomed in the barn, he keeps to himself.
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.
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. " Over each bunk there was nailed an apple box with the opening forward so that it made two shelves for personal belongings of the occupant of the bunk."
Max Alexander Mrs. McGuire English 9 2 may 2017 Crooks Imagine being a black man on an all white farm back in the 1930’s where the Jim Crow Laws were in place. In the book “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, Crooks is also treated with disrespect by his boss. Whenever the boss gets mad, the boss takes it out on Crooks.
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.
As he explains to Lennie that the ranch men don’t let him near them, Crooks tells him,“They play cards in the bunk house but I can’t play because I’m black” (68). Crooks uses cards as an example of one of the many things he is not allowed to do on the ranch. The fact that he isn’t even able to participate in leisure activities such as card games shows just how alone he is on the ranch. After that Crooks begins to talk more about his solitude and how “a guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody… [He] gets too lonely an’ he gets sick” (72-73).
In Mice of Men, when George is not able to save up enough money to buy a farm and take care of Lennie at the same time. In chapter 6, George had to shoot Lennie because he realized that Lennie wouldn’t be able to tend the rabbits like he wanted to after Lennie made another mistake. He had just killed Curley’s wife on accident because he was just trying to pet her hair. Lennie was always getting into trouble, making it hard to settle down somewhere on a farm.
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 '
Lonely Characters in Of Mice And Men Imagine a world where people didn’t really care what one said to another, and neither cared enough to ask each other questions. A place where everyone existed in silence, but were together at the same time. As portrayed in the novel, Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, in which Steinbeck’s idea of loneliness is isolation in silences. The author teaches the reader that friendship is mostly about conversation, and magnifies the effects of isolation through the eyes of Crooks, Curley’s wife and Candy.
Being isolated or not able to have something because of being different is tough. Imagine the people that are different races or they have a disability and they can not the same as others. Segregation lasted up until 1954, blacks in America were oppressed and given less because they did not have same pigment of skin. They were assumed to be less important so they were beat and forced to live in poor conditions. In Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, many charters are limited to what they can do based of of barriers.
A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men, George Milton and Curley’s wife both have dreams that will not come true. One character who never accomplished was George Milton. George has a dream about running his own ranch with Lennie but Lennie keeps getting in the way by getting in trouble.
“We must work together to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunity, and power in our society”- Nelson Mandela. The book Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck captures the reality of class division as the characters are judged upon their social status which defines who they are as a person. Steinbeck is suggesting that a person’s values are reflected by their race, as they are treated differently based on the color or their skin and a person’s gender as women have stereotypes set for them and are degraded by society. A person’s values are reflected by their race as they are treated differently based on the color or their skin.
What was life like during the 1930's? Life for people back then was so different from life now. Luanne Durst, born in 1931, says "People have so much more now than people had during the Depression"(AAron 1). The novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck portrays how life for different people was back in the 1930’s. The book was set on a farm in Salinas Valley, California.