Crooks was scared to speak but Candy could talk. She just had the option to not speak. This is why Crooks is the most loneliest person in the book. 3. He confesses to him, ‘S’pose you couldn’t go in the bunk house and play rummy ‘cause you was black.
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.
Hintons character Dally. George only has Lennie and Lennie is the one thing that keeps him from becoming “one of the loneliest guys in the world”. At the beginning he illustrates to Lennie their situation, “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family.” (p 13) But then at the end of the book George shoots Lennie because Lennie is a danger to everyone around him, except for George. When George shoots Lennie in the back of the head and Lennie doesn’t even quiver.
All of these characters are described as sad and hopeless individuals. This kind of work attracted people who are loners, as George says: “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place.”(13) Each of the character has a slightly different type of loneliness. Curley’s wife is lonely because she is all alone on the ranch; far away from her friends and any distractions in the town.
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 '
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. If Crooks does anything people don 't like, he can get easily killed. He is usually lonely and sits in his room all night and reads books, life is very hard on this farm while Jim Crow laws were still in effect.
They all show to have been or become lonely in the story at one point in time. Firstly Crooks shows to be a lonely character in the book Of Mice and Men. This is when he is talking to lennie, "S 'pose you didn 't have nobody. S 'pose you couldn 't go into the bunk house and play rummy 'cause you was black. How 'd you like that?"
One’s self has experienced loneliness from choice or forced into isolation. The novel ¨Of Mice and Men¨ written by John Steinbeck, took place during the Great Depression, near Soledad, California. The protagonist, George and the antagonist, Lennie are mid aged, white men who are working on a ranch with other mid aged, white men. Along with ones who aren’t as focused at the time, such as Crooks, the negro or black, Curley’s wife, the woman and, Candy, the old and weak man were treated differently from all the white, strong males in the novel due to the setting the novel. This making distance in relationships in Of Mice and Men, isolating these characters into loneliness.
Reflection Journal #3 Loneliness is a common issue experienced in the ranch. Curley's wife undergoes loneliness, because she is the only female in the ranch. Crooks seems to be the only colored worker at the ranch, isolating him away from all the other workers. Candy seems to have a companion (his dog) till one day realizes that maybe letting his dog die in peace would be best rather than him suffer any day more. Therefore George and lennie's companionship leaves their coworkers astonished.
Crooks is the only colored man on the ranch hence the reason he is lonely. He is separate from the other workers and has no one to talk to. He even states that he wants company because of this statement “Long as you won 't get out and leave me alone, you might as well set down." (4.22) This statement