Of Mice And Men Crooks Cave Analysis

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The author wanted his readers to grasp the idea that shame and ridicule will force someone into loneliness and isolation. For example, when Lennie believed that George did not want the burden of always having him around, he thought about going off and living in a “cave”(12). The cave represents the simple and isolated lifestyle that Lennie dreamed about. Even when he and George were dreaming about their future together, Lennie always wanted a “little house” where just he and George could live alone and not having any contact with the outside world because they would “live fatta the lan”(14). This may have been a result of the people, in previous town that Lennie lived in, chasing him away because Lennie reacted to a problem in a way different …show more content…

First of all, Crooks is forced to live separate from the other men on the farm solely because he is a different race than his boss. He is treated like an animal and is forced to sleep in the stable. He has a collection of books which shows a grasp on humanity, but “[Crooks] had his apple box over his bunk, and in it a range of medicine bottles, both for himself and the horses”(66). This shows that even though Crooks is trying to hold onto his humanity, he is being forced to slip away from it. He has almost come to terms with being treated like an animal as a result of continuous emotional abuse. Throughout the book, Lennie dreams about spending all of his days with “the rabbits”. “The rabbits” carry a lot of symbolic meaning because they cannot judge nor express feelings or emotions. This is exactly what Lennie wanted. He wanted to spend his life with something that didn’t care about how different he was from everybody else, he didn’t want to be ridiculed by people who thought he was troubled, and he especially didn’t want to be with something or someone that emotionally and physically hurt him. Also, Curley’s wife had been increasingly criticized through the story mainly for being a woman. She wasn’t even given a name. And, after Lennie kills Curley's wife, it is said that “the puppy lay close to her”(92). The author wrote this line to

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