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.
They say I stink. Well, I tell you, you all of you stink to me.” (Steinbeck 68). This conversation between Lennie and Crooks shows another example of racial discrimination in the novel. Clearly, stated by Crooks himself, because he is black he has to sleep in a separate room than the white workers. Not only this but he isn’t wanted for playing cards.
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.
Pap was unlike this man he was mad at, Pap could neither read nor speak multiple languages. Swiftly after this speech on voting as a privilege, Twain made Pap trip and fall, be injured, then have hallucinations, and then attempt to stab his son, Huck. Through this Twain was trying to satirize white men, in general, who were upset that other people could do what they did. Journal #2 During chapters 4, 6, 7, and 8, Twain is trying to show how Huck is a problem solver, someone to tells the truth, and a smart young boy. Twain does
Steinbeck uses characterization within the book through specific characters, such as Crooks, Curley’s Wife, and George, to express major themes of loneliness and prejudice and bringing awareness to the readers. One of the most obvious characters used in the novel to depict isolated at its greatest extent is Crooks, who is described as an outcast separated from the rest of the men because of his race. In the early 1900’s, racism was very common as white people thought they were superior to black people. Crooks’ loneliness is implied through his belongings, but also admits to being so lonely as he says, “S'pose you didn't have nobody. S'pose you couldn't go into the bunk house and play rummy
The reader is led to believe this through the author's quotes when Lennie asks, "Why ain't you wanted?”, and Crooks responds, "Because I'm black. They say I stink. Well, I tell you, you all of you stink to me.” (P. 68). The reader understands that Crooks is not accepted by the other workers on the ranch because of his race. Crooks feels discriminated against and is defensive and angry with the other men for not including him.
It begins with two men named George and Lennie who have moved to work on a new ranch. Unfortunately for them, Lennie has a mental disability which causes his brain to function as a child’s brain, this disability creates many conflicts throughout the novella. They met many characters that were divergent from the rest of the workers, such as Crooks, Curley’s wife, and Candy. Steinbeck used dialogue between characters to present his belief that loneliness and isolation are caused by both social barriers and personal choice. Candy is set apart from the rest of the workers due to his old age and his strong bond with his dog who eventually was killed.
Lennie, one of the main characters was discriminated against because of his mental disability. Crooks, a black farmer is shown prejudice because of his race. Curley’s wife, Lennie and crooks are all characters who are victims of prejudice because they are different from all the others on the ranch.
An incident occurred between a father and his son, where the son murdered his father for a ration of food. Also a Gypsy had attacked Elie’s father when he asked where the bathrooms were. Sadly, Elie doesn’t escape this horrific fate. When his father had grown sick, he had to stay in a cabin with others who were sick as well. Elie tried to help him, but he soon grew tired of helping his father and felt relieved when his father had died; he felt free.
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?"
Theodore J. Kaczynski once said, “Our society tends to regard as a sickness any mode of thought or behavior that is inconvenient for the system and this is plausible because when an individual doesn 't fit into the system it causes pain to the individual as well as problems for the system. Thus the manipulation of an individual to adjust him to the system is seen as a cure for a sickness and therefore as good.” How does a society get affected when citizens feel marginalized? Throughout the shocking read Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, John expresses the difference between the past and present with marginalization. The two main characters George a small, wiry, quick-witted man and Lennie a large, lumbering childlike man both dream of owning
How would it feel to have no friends or family, and to feel like you had no hope for the future? Although this seems unreal, these feelings were reality for people in CAlifornia, and the rest of America, during the 1930s. John Steinbeck, the author of Of Mice and Men, conveys a different story of different communities and how they experienced loneliness during the Great Depression. Characters such as Crooks, Curley’s wife, and George are used to prove that loneliness is an inevitable part of existing as a human being, according to Steinbeck who saw that, especially in the 1930s, when entire groups were isolated from each other. Steinbeck’s clearest example of human loneliness and frustration appears to be Crooks because of racial segregation.
John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men, depicts race as a critical factor to the dominance of people during this time period. Racism is presented most evidently in chapter four by the treatment of Crooks, the stable buck. Crook’s and his fellow workers discussed ambitions in his quarters, which happened to be separate from the others clearly due to his skin tone. As the men conversed topics regarding the near future, Curley’s wife abruptly barged into the area searching for her husband. Noting the peril with which Curley’s wife is associated with, Crook’s suggests she depart.
Is Isolation Ever for the Better? John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men contains a multitude of themes through which Steinbeck shows his disgust with society. This story was written during The Great Depression and the American society was struggling to survive. People thought that by isolating themselves, they could protect people they love. Steinbeck portrays this hardship through several characters throughout the book.
He is also isolated to the barn. Since he is African American, he is not allowed to sleep in the bunkroom with the rest of the workers. Some of the workers also called him derogatory names. More specifically, “nigger.” This was during the time of the 1930s and the Great Depression, so that word was commonly used to describe people of