The Alienation Of Crooks In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Mice and Men Composition

By Jennifer Tran 8A

“Maybe you can see it now. You got George. You know he’s going to come back. S’pose you didn't have nobody.”


In the book, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck masterfully uses the character of Crooks in order to show the discrimination black people currently face at the time the novel is set. Crooks is one of the many characters that reinforces the theme of alienation or loneliness that is constantly being carried out throughout the story.

The quote shown above is an indication of how lonely Crooks is, and how he constantly feels the need for company and human interaction. Because Crooks is black, he is discarded by the human race and forced to face life by himself. He never has any
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