Theme Of Isolation In Of Mice And Men

1065 Words5 Pages
When I relocated from Hong Kong to Shanghai, life was difficult. It have made me depressed and isolated from the other students. Hope and motivation can get some people out of isolation, sometimes, it won’t. In the book “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, the author uses minor characters of Crooks, Curley’s Wife and Candy to show how difficult life can make people isolated and depressed. Crooks is the only black worker in the ranch and he is often discriminated which leads to his isolation. When Lennie, a worker in the ranch asks Crooks if he wants to talk, he rejects him. Usually, no one wants to come into his room. Crooks’s first reaction when Lennie comes in is saying that “[he] got no right to come in [my] room. This here’s my room. Nobody got any right here but me” (68). Lennie’s intention was to make friends, on the other hand, Crooks have been isolated for a long time that he doesn’t want to make any friends. Even though Crooks have been rejective towards Lennie, Lennie tries to ask him questions about the puppies, Crooks insists that “this is just a nigger talkin’, an’ a busted-back nigger. So it don’t mean nothing, see?” (71). His viewpoints highlights his unhappiness as he believes that no-one should care for him and his words doesn’t mean anything to anyone. Racial discrimination is a major part in Crooks’s life, many workers have been calling him racist things that it made him isolated and depressed. He has also been experiencing loneliness and negative
Get Access