In the story “Of Mice And Men” Crooks is a character who is introduced once the main characters reach the ranch and get hired. Crooks lives in a small bunk next to the animals and is african american. He is treated terribly by the other members of the ranch and isn 't invited when they go out into town. Crooks is insulted horribly by the other characters in the story whenever they so much as refer to him. In this way crooks is faced with what almost every black american was faced with in the 1930s, Prejudice.
Crooks is the only black stable-hand in the novel, he displays how he is isolated and discriminated due to his race, however, he fears others when they approach him because he doesn 't want to become more lonely. The other ranch-hands discriminates against him “‘cause [he’s] black. They play cards in there, but [he] can’t play because [he’s] black. They say [he] stink[s]” (68). However, when Lennie came to Crooks, he was very careful and defensive towards Lennie because of the thought that Lennie would also be like the other workers and discriminate him.
Analysis of Piggy in Lord of the Flies Though physically vulnerable and socially inept, Piggy stands as the voice of reason and is the last sense of rationality and innocence among the boys. Though Piggy shows signs of low self esteem and is frequently made fun of, he is intelligent and good natured. Though he acts as Ralph’s advisor and is the most intelligent of the boys, he is often overlooked and his comments are often disregarded. Piggy represents intelligence and civilization, but also is a symbol of reason and innocence. Piggy may well be one of the most important people among the island, but is suppressed by the others, who never realize what great significance he has.
Moreover, it focused on the man who is trapped in an antagonistic universe without any chance of happiness and hope for the future. Many writers during the 1930 's and 1940 's concentrated on the brave individual stories of the lower and middle classes members and the protagonists were mostly of the working-class or of lower middle-class origin; who view society with contempt and ironic humor and may have conflict with authority. They used many techniques such as: flashback, irony, music, and stage direction. The plot in the plays of the
Life isn’t always fair for people. In fact, the majority of people you meet in your life will even say that life's not fair at all. Sacrifices have to be made in order for our futures to be made. Of Mice and Men is about sacrifices, and how they may be difficult to make, but they will absolutely pay off in the long
Steinbeck displays through the dialogue and characterizations that these characters experience isolation because of both social barriers and personal choice. Crooks being an African-American on the ranch, full of whites, struggles racially which causes his withdrawal from the society. Crooks explains to Lennie his when he’s accompanied by him “ A guy goes nuts if he ain 't got nobody. Don 't make no difference who the guy is long’s
From Delaware to California, and from North Dakota to Texas, many states (and cities, too) could impose legal punishments on people for consorting with members of another race. The most common types of laws forbade intermarriage and ordered business owners and public institutions to keep their black and white clientele separated. In Of Mice and Men, the theme of racism is expressed throughout by the character Crooks. The treatment of Crooks is both interesting and startling to a modern reader: he has some social contract with the rest of the ranch workers but is still persecuted by them for being black. In the routinely racist world of 1930s California, Crooks’ colour is his defining feature, as Candy explains, ‘Ya see the stable buck’s a nigger’.
I ain’t wanted in the bunk house, and you ain’t wanted in my room.’ ‘Why ain’t you wanted?’ Lennie asked. ‘Cause I‘m black’” (Steinbeck 34). Crooks being restricted from the bunk house insinuates that he is treated much differently by isolating him to a separate world.
He begins to resent the society they are in and gets in trouble. He learns that Mustapha Mond has read many forms of literature including Shakespeare. He tells john the savage by reading these thing she has the right to be unhappy and john claims this right. Banning literature is yet another way that they control the population.
The first person worth mentioning is Crooks. He is probably the most lonely person in this novel. He is black, and he lives in the area which is racist. He lives alone because other men working here don’t like him, he doesn’t take part in any social activities; he is in complete isolation from others. He tries to read books, but they bore him, he striving of talking with someone, and when Lanny of mice and men comes to his room, he even doesn’t care if Lennie is listening to him.
(1) Crooks explains to Lennie how he differs from other ranch hands; the other ranch hands forbid Crooks from entering their bunkhouse, he cannot “go into the bunkhouse and play rummy ‘cause [he is] black…[he has] sit out here an’ read books. Sure [he] could play horseshoes till it got dark, but then [he] got to read books.” (72).
“ 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
In Crooks’ room Crooks converses with Lennie about his feelings. Bothered, he laments over how he can “play horseshoes til it’s dark” with all the other workers, but then he has to go “read books” all by himself(72,72). While Crooks does not despise reading books, he wishes that he had a companion to confide in. The deep mistrust that Crooks feels towards others, though, is one of the reasons he does not have a friend to talk to. Lennie creates excitement in Crooks because Crooks can trust Lennie since he knows that Lennie will never repeat what he says .
Of Mice and Men, a story of friendship between to migrant farmers. Now when you here this you don't really think anything of this, but during this time migrant farmers didn't have friends it was just them no one else. Then you meet George and Lennie the two who break this stereotype of migrant farmers not having friends. In the book George and Lennie have ran away from their old job because of Lennie's mistakes, causing them to have to go find a new job.
“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.