When Lenny visits Crooks, Crooks says a few things that verify his loneliness and how much he wishes he could be accepted. ‘Books ain't no good. A guy needs somebody - to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody.’ This quote shows how being black has affected Crooks, because he has nobody to turn to. Although this shouldn’t be the case, just by the colour of his skin Crooks is leading a miserable life.
This shows that Crooks' bunk is linked with the animals because his bunk is filled with straw, just like the animals. This is telling us that the men on the ranch think of crooks as sub-human, and they treat him like an animal and give him the same living conditions. Crooks again is linked to horses when the reader is told that there are 'a range of medicine bottles, both for himself and for the horses'. This sounds like they have all just been shoved together in one box and not caring for Crooks' at all. Steinbeck also suggests that Crooks is extremely lonely, when he quotes, 'Crooks could leave his things about'.
How do the details in this passage (page 98-99) add to your understanding of Crooks? The beginning of this passage describes Crooks’ room in great detail. Crooks, the “negro” stable buck had a room of his own, with no family or friends. The use of this detail shows the life of a typical itinerant worker who doesn’t have the time or money to support a family. This highlights the main theme of the novel: loneliness.
In the novel Of Mice and Men, there is a farm hand named Crooks. He was injured by a horses kick to the back when he was younger. He isn’t ever allowed in the bunk house where the other workers sleep because he is African American. Even though that is really the only place he isn’t allowed you still don’t see him often because of his race. Yet another way these people are intolerant.
Meanwhile, when curleys wife comes looking for her husband in Crooks room, she feels superior infront of them and says them the weak ones. Curley's wife threatens crooks to strung up on a tree which made him reflect on him and he felt powerless. Therefore, Stenibeck has shown crooks to be the victim of racial prejudice.During 1930s, segregation was widespread. When crooks becomes an ally in the fantasy to buy a farm, the barrier of raical prejudice is briefly broken.Steinbeck shows the failures of American dream through crooks bitter
He is not even allowed to enter the others (white men) bunkhouse, or join them in a game of cards. Crooks tells Lennie his thoughts about not having anyone ‘“A guy needs somebody to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you. I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick”’.
He live alone in a room but nobody is allowed to go into his room. He always read books because he has no one to talk with. When he was talking to Lennie he said, "A guy needs somebody -to be near him" and he also said ,"A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody". It shows that he was really feeling lonely. Another thing he cried, "I tell ya a guy gets too lonely and , he gets sick.
The racial discrimination from the 1930s in America highly affects him, “ they play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black. They say I stink. Well, I tell you, you all stink to me”, this quote shows that Crooks gets bitter because of loneliness. When Crooks scares Lennie about George not coming back, Crooks “face lighted with pleasure in his torture”, this quote demonstrates what George meant when he told Slim: “I seen the guys that go around on the ranches alone. That ain’t no good… they get mean”.
‘Of Mice and Men’- Crooks essay In this section Lennie, Candy and Crooks are in Crooks’ room. Crooks lives by himself because he is the only black man on the ranch. He is bookish and likes to keep his room neat, but he has been so beaten down by loneliness and prejudicial treatment of that he is now suspicious of any kindness he receives, when Lennie enters his room, he soon realizes that Lennie is mentally disabled and find pleasure in tormenting Lennie about what would happen if George didn’t return, this reveals a mean streak in crooks that he developed from being alone. Candy then comes in and he and Lennie accidentally reveal to him their dream of the ranch. In the extract we see that Crooks is very cynical towards the American dream, “‘you guys is just kiddin’ yourself.’” Crooks dismisses the dream as nothing more than something that is just in the heads of these workers.