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. He is scared if people come to his door because they will make a fool out of him and he doesn’t want to be more isolated and he originally is. Additionally, he doesn’t want to show how he is isolated as well. Crooks knows that because he is black and everyone treats him unfairly, he cannot express his emotions. When Lennie came to George, “It
I get awful lonely. [...] “You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley” (86-87). Lennie is hesitant to talk to Curley 's wife because he is afraid George will get mad. The ranchers thinks of Curley’s wife as “tart” so they do not engage with her. The men do not want to talk to Curley 's wife because they know Curley will get mad and fire them for talking to her.
For example, when Lennie goes into Crooks’ room even though he knows he is not allowed in there, Lennie is just trying to be friendly. Crooks at first doesn’t want Lennie in the room but after Lennie would not leave he let him stay. By Crooks letting Lennie stay was probably good for Crooks because he is always lonely and being discriminated against. The absence of friendship makes the characters sad and lonely and then they are meaner characters. For example, The Boss who only shows up once is a very lonely man because he has no friendships so he is always a very angry man.
They all can’t decide whether it is that they want to be alone or not. 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
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.
His feelings of loneliness and isolation are transformed into cynicism as he is extremely judgmental towards everything and the world around him. This could be linked to the fact that he is unable to fit in and so he decides to act superior and be negative towards those around him to make himself feel better. The reader would think that Holden feels like he’s disappearing because he has no one to share his thoughts and feelings with or feel that the lack of family support contributes to his mental instability. Perhaps, Salinger presented Holden in such a way to highlight the importance of family support or suggest how significant its effects are. This is shown at the beginning of the novel to reflect how his childhood was traumatised in the past and highlights the significance of childhood in later
in Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck is his character Lennie a dangerous person “Lennie cried “I didn’t wanna hurt him.”? Lennie’s character is portrayed as a caring person, but his simple mind makes him dangerous. Lennie’s actions in the story show that he is caring but doesn’t know when to stop. Curley the ranch boss’s son attacked Lennie because he was laughing at him. Lennie got scared and lost control grabbing Curley’s hand when he swung and wouldn’t let go crushing the bones in Curley’ hand “Looks to me like every bone in his hand is a bust”.
George is still portrayed as someone who cares for Lennie but is rather bothered by his constant mistakes. 2. While in the barn, Curley’s wife vents to Lennie how she hates being married to Curley. How he is exceedingly controlling and never lets her talk to any of the other men. That she only married him because he seemed nice.
Society was cruel through their lifestyles. Different people at these time were treated badly because of their age, race and gender. In the bunkhouse Carlson wants to kill Candy’s dog because of its stinking the bunkhouse. “ Well I can’t stand him in here,” said Carlson “That stink hangs around even after he’s gone.” He walked over with a heavy-legged stride and looked down at the dog. “Got no teeth he’s all stiff, he ain’t no good for you Candy” Before winning the fight and quickly says to the dog “come, on, boy.” This tells us by Carlson saying “Got no teeth he’s all stiff” tells us that Carlson thinks that if something is old and can’t take care of it’s self it should be killed.
They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I 'm black. They say I stink. Well, I tell you, all of you stink to me” (68). As blacks were no longer enslaved, they were still an outcast in America at the time during the Great Depression. Treated unequally they couldn’t get the same jobs as what most white men could get but, if they do they were separated.
Miss Kinnian had to go away because she knew that people did not treat him fairly, and he didn’t understand that all. Charlie first experiences people making fun of him, now that he has knowledge to understand that. This event must have hurt him deeply, because the very people he trusted and thought were his friends were actually mocking and making fun of him. He feels ashamed because people are using his name as an excuse for making mistakes, and he didn’t want to be known this way. This quote states how people are not used to and are kind of afraid of Charlie, as his newfound intelligence was not the Charlie they knew.
Jason’s grudge and hate not only prevents him from living in the present but, also causes him to believe that the world is out to get him. He uses epithets such as “bitch” to describe women and “nigger” to describe african americans. This shows the lack of respect that Jason has for other people and how self centered he is. In addition to this Jason only cares about money, causing him to steal from the checks that Caddy send to Quentin. He does this because he believes “that money can displace grief, frustration, and deprivation”(Matthews).