Crooks believes that “a guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody” (Steinbeck 72). He is usually by himself. Crooks soon realizes Lennie’s mental condition and takes advantage of him by saying that George will not come back from town. Crooks does this because for the first time, he feels power over someone else. Soon
Furthermore, Crooks is lonely and does not have anyone to talk to. When Crooks is
People are all too often judged by their appearance rather than by who they really are. In the story Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, this is what happened to the stable buck Crooks. Crooks has one major difference from everyone on the ranch, he's black. This major difference gives Crooks an attitude towards life that is different from everyone else's .
This lack of compassion has made Crooks very lonely and isolated. When Lennie visits Crooks, he is talking to Lennie about how he is always alone or lonely and says, “I was talkin’ about myself. A guy sets out here alone at night..” (71). He knows that he is discriminated against for his race and does not think it is fair.
In addition, Beatty expresses knowledge that could only come from books. For instance, he mentions books such as Little Black Sambo and Uncle Tom’s Cabin, as well
(SIP-A) Montag is not willing to believe what the society says about books and is denying it. (STEWE-1) Even though Montag has read the books that he hid and does not understand them he still tries. “Here now, said Montag We’ll start over again, at the beginning” (Bradbury 65).
Crooks’ dialogue shows us the effects of solitude as seen by Steinbeck. Not allowed in the bunkhouse, Crooks must live out in the barn alone, woeful and isolated. "They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I'm black... They say I stink (Steinbeck 68). " This quote suggests that although he will not acknowledge it, he desires to be with everybody else and to have people who understand him.
Loneliness is something no living thing wants, unfortunately for Crooks and Curley's wife they feel lonesome. Crooks is a black colored man, he is not allowed to go in the bunk house or around the house because he is a “negro”. He owns many objects that a bindlestiffs would obtain, he owns a copy of the california civil code for 1905, and books and magazines. In Chapter 4 John steinbeck exports Crooks in loneliness; Crooks clearly states he is lonely in chapter 4 by saying “ A guy goes nuts if he got nobody. Don't make a difference who the guy is, long's he's with you.
Racism and Loneliness: Two Components for Bitterness Norman Cousins once said, “The eternal quest of the individual human being is to shatter his loneliness.” Crooks, one character from John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, battles with loneliness. He is forced to deal with racial segregation and live in a confined space isolated. Since Crooks is secluded he becomes an unpleasant human being and treats others poorly. Crooks’ method for coping with his loneliness, hurts him as a person instead of helping him.
Of Mice And Man Have you ever notice how lonely people are in the world. For example, rich people with so much money they have no one to share it with. Also such the people in our story such as Curley’s wife, Candy, and Crooks. The the best thing you should always remember is that you worst day is someone best day. First, Curley’s wife is lonely because she could actually be something if she did not marry Curley.
The story takes back in the day during the American great depression and people struggles to live in America. The two main characters in the story are George who is the sharp eyed hard worker and Lennie who is handicapped and has bad control of himself. Lennie doesn’t go along with many people except his partner George. Crooks who works at the same place and his black, which makes thing cheesy for him. Crooks likes reading books alone and he likes to keep his distance from others, which is his way of keeping things calm and not messy.
In Crooks’ room Crooks converses with Lennie about his feelings. Bothered, he laments over how he can “play horseshoes til it’s dark” with all the other workers, but then he has to go “read books” all by himself(72,72). While Crooks does not despise reading books, he wishes that he had a companion to confide in. The deep mistrust that Crooks feels towards others, though, is one of the reasons he does not have a friend to talk to. Lennie creates excitement in Crooks because Crooks can trust Lennie since he knows that Lennie will never repeat what he says .
The Internal Battle of Loneliness Loneliness is a significant theme in John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men because this specific feeling is the motive behind Crook’s pessimistic nature, Candy’s determination to keep his old dog around, and Curley’s wife’s unfaithful behavior. All three of these characters have more to them than meets the eye, and Steinbeck shows this through the theme of loneliness. So many people mistreat Crook because of his skin tone, that Crook has no hope left of ever reaching his American Dream. Candy is so old and fears that one day nobody will need him anymore, which is why he keeps his dog around for company. Curley’s wife never wanted to marry Curly and when she does, everyone expects her to just stay at the
Lonely Characters in Of Mice And Men Imagine a world where people didn’t really care what one said to another, and neither cared enough to ask each other questions. A place where everyone existed in silence, but were together at the same time. As portrayed in the novel, Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, in which Steinbeck’s idea of loneliness is isolation in silences. The author teaches the reader that friendship is mostly about conversation, and magnifies the effects of isolation through the eyes of Crooks, Curley’s wife and Candy.
In the Book Of Mice And Men You will read about a lot of characters who deserve sympathy. Although Curley’s wife and Lennie are characters who deserve pity, Crooks is the most sympathetic character, his race, bad back , and is very lonely. He's not the only sympathetic character in the book pretty much every character deserves some pity for example Curley’s Wife and Lennie deserve some pity. One of the reasons the reader feels bad for Crooks is because he is separated from the rest of the ranch workers because of his race. The narrator explains, ¨Crooks, the Negro stable buck, had his bunk in the harness room: a little shed that leaned off the barn.”