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.
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’.
Societal norms, bias, and antiquated ideologies have major implications in the lives of both George and Lennie. Steinbeck, through character’s actions, portrays how deeply inbred discrimination can affect a person’s emotional well-being. The social norms of the 1930s were very derogatory especially towards African Americans and women. For example, Slim is talking to George and Lennie about Crooks, who is an African American and stable buck — this is someone who is usually a black man who works in a stable.
A man of a different race is assumed to be treated justly, especially in this current generation. However, segregation unfortunately still is an enormous issue, although it was said to be resolved many years prior. The novella, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, accompanies several ranchers who all are detached from one another in various manners. Precisely, Crooks, an African American stable buck who resides at the ranch, is segregated so extremely often that he never truly considers that he belongs anywhere. Society, using isolation and alienation as key components, can compel people to feel inferior and abandoned which can lead to a sense of despair or helplessness.
Orwell choose the word “forced” to convey negative thoughts about how the men treat the animals. The denotation of “forced” is obtain or impose by coercion or physical power. This relates to the main idea because the men obtain their desires from the animals through maltreatment and this relates to the main idea because the animals rebel due to the unjust treatment they receive. The animals consider this oppression because they work hour after hour with no chance to be lethargic. The way the men put the animals to work is similar to the capitalist system in Europe in the mid-1800s in which workers of all ages labored for 14-16 hours a day for adequate wages.
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.
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.
Loneliness is a state of sadness caused by a lack of friends or company, it is the quality of being remote and isolated from people whether it was by choice or not. In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie are hired at a ranch for a new job. They meet Curley, the boss’ son, who does not like Lennie and always wants to start problems with him. They also meet other interesting people such as Candy, Crooks, and Curley 's wife. They open up and offer their thoughts and feelings to George and Lennie that they have never spoke about before to anyone, which accidently causes Curley’s wife to be killed by Lennie resulting in Lennie being shot by George.
Crooks admits to Lennie that because the other ranch hands exclude him from their bunkhouse and card games, he finds himself lonely. The white ranch hands fraternize with each other and keep each other company, while excluding Crooks, which forces him to lead a lonesome lifestyle. (3) Crooks reveals to Lennie that every man must maintain friendships and if they do not, then “a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick” (73). Crooks parades his depressing life on the ranch to Lennie in hopes that Lennie will sympathize with him.
They ain 't got nothing to look ahead to” (Steinbeck 113).In the book some of the characters that have it the worst is crooks, Lennie, and curleys wife. Crooks is black so he isn’t allowed to socialize with the other men, Curleys wife feels very alone because her husband doesn’t care about her and she is the only girl on the farm. In the book, Curleys wife is portrayed as a very flirty person, she is married to the bosses son, her husband is a small man that picks fights with all the guys that are physically bigger than him.
I had him so long. Had him since he was a pup. I herded sheep with him’ he said proudly, ‘You wouldn 't think it to look at him now, but he was the best damn sheep dog i ever seen.” (44) He knows now he is a weak man, like his dog, and when he was younger they both were great workers, but now they are both old and broken.
Lennie is happy in the beginning because he has George and he believes in his dream of having a farm with a lot of rabbits in different colours, but George is letting down Lennie cause he 's always putting him in trouble so Lennie is alone. He 's trying to make friends with the puppies and the mice but he ends up killing them "That mouse ain 't fresh, Lennie; and besides you 've broke it pettin it ." ~ George  and so he end up lonely, when he wants to go to the bunk house, the men 's
Being isolated or not able to have something because of being different is tough. Imagine the people that are different races or they have a disability and they can not the same as others. Segregation lasted up until 1954, blacks in America were oppressed and given less because they did not have same pigment of skin. They were assumed to be less important so they were beat and forced to live in poor conditions. In Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, many charters are limited to what they can do based of of barriers.