The boss gives him “hell” but despite this Crooks claims not to “give a damn” which suggests he is independent and proud. Crooks is separated from everybody else, by being given his own room. However it also holds horses’ harnesses and it is right by the manure pile. This shows that he is just being segregated and the position that his room is in show his position in the ranch is very low. They only “let the nigger” in the bunk house during Christmas and then only purely for their entertainment.
The bunkhouse is a main place for the ranchmen to relax, play cards and sleep, despite its drawbacks. Steinbeck uses details about how the bunkhouse looks. He also gives us readers a brief insight of what the ranchmen are like and what belongings the ranchmen have left with them. We also get a description of Candy, the ‘old man’ on the ranch. The bunkhouse is shown to be a ‘long, rectangular building’ with ‘whitewashed’ walls and the floor ‘unpainted’.
'Stable buck' means he tends the horses on the ranch, and this is where he sleeps. He is not allowed to sleep in the bunkhouse with the rest of the ranch workers, as they are afraid that they might catch a disease off him, so instead he has to sleep in the barn with the animals. He lives a life of solitude, being alone in the barn with no-one coming in to talk to him, 'You got no right to come in my room', 'I aint wanted in the bunkhouse and you aint wanted in here'. Among his possessions, in his room he has some books, including "a tattered dictionary and a mauled copy of the California civil code for 1905" This tells him his rights as a black man, so he obviously does not want to get on the wrong side of the law, so he keeps to his limits. Him having books suggests to us that he may have been well educated as a child.
Just like in a motion picture, lighting is used to create a sense of evil, passion, hope, etc. Caravaggio uses the same to convey the emotion of being caught, put in the spotlight so to speak. It is as if Matthew had done something wrong, and Jesus is calling to him, as the painting is titled, to repent in a way. When looking at Jesus himself, he is not casted in the light. In most paintings including Jesus, he is more often than not the main subject of the piece and because Caravaggio wanted to included the man as well, however him not be the main thing viewers look at first.
The theme of being able to keep someone’s identity is crucial in the novel, and is considered very important to shukhov, “if you found a bowl with something left in it you could hardly resist licking it out.” This emphasizes that life in camp was brutal and there was a shortage of food for prisoners. This also shows a contrast and conflict between the need for survival and maintaining his identity. The theme of identity is carried out through out the book, for example shukhov’s personal spoon that he keeps in his own shoes, this separates him from the rest of the prisoners and characterizes shukhov as different which is also continued during breakfast, “he removed his cap from his shaven head – however cold it was, he wouldn’t let himself eat with his cap on” which apart from separating him to other prisoners, also demonstrates that Shukhov is a well educated person, as in our present society, eating with a cap/hat on can be considered rude or uncivilized. Survival is also a key theme throughout the book. The reader learns
Book is briefly accepted by the Amish community during the barn raising scene and is the only time within the film that he is the same as the Amish men. The law angle shot of the Amish men passing the saw to Book signifies the cooperation among the men, regardless of their culture. The existence of the uplifting music without any dialogue highlights the unionism between the Amish and John Book. However, at the end of the day, the fact that Book couldn’t participate in the chanting of the victorious song with the Amish men implies that ultimately he does not fit in. Also, in this scene Books gaze at the barn as it is being built exemplifies a new experience that Book has never witnessed in the English world.
Dear Manager of the Oaksville Nursing Home I am writing to you as a voluntary advocate to one of your clients/patients Mr Patel. Mr Patel is 65 years of age, he is an Asian man and only speaks a few words of English and cannot read or write due to his cultural background, this is effecting Mr Patel’s communicating not just with staff but also with other residents at Oaksville Nursing Home which is bad for Mr Patel as very little communication can affect Mr Patel’s confidence and can also lead to depression, as Oaksville is all about the wellbeing of their residents it would be beneficial to hire a translator or even a tutor for Mr Patel to work with and learn English and help with his correspondence. This would not just benefit Mr Patel but also those who care for him and also put his family’s minds at ease to know that he is being cared for and is enjoying himself and building a relationship with other residents. Mr Patel does not find some staff members and other residents polite as they do not call him by his surname and he finds this very rude due to his upbringing and religion to show respect in Mr Patel’s country it is polite to call people they hardly know by the surname until they build a relationship or that person says otherwise. As Mr Patel is limited with his communication he tend to spend most of his time in his room and other residents are starting to see him as being withdrawn from the rest of the residents.
Analysis of Crooks’ Room- Of Mice and Men Crooks, a character from Of Mice and men lives in a separate room than that of his colleagues at the ranch. Crooks is Black and in representation of the times (late 1920’s-30’s) he is segregated from the rest of the workers, singled out as entirely different and because of this is shunted to the side like an animal .That is not the only comparison to animal that we could interpret from this text, in fact ,there are many implied messages that he is regarded as more animal than the other workers by the fact that he sleeps in a room with manure under his outside window or that he is forced to use the same medicine box as the animals, not mentioning that his makeshift home was just built to suffice and was just built to house him away from the eyes of others, as though he is prisoner because of his skin colour and that his room is built on the side of a barn ( again with the animals, not humans). He also has a bed of straw (normally placed in a barn) and uses ointment on his back normally used on animals such as horses. There is evidence to suggest to us that Crooks is a more permanent fixture at the ranch, form the fact that he has his own separate room and also when he says “I seen too many guys. Lennie here’ll be on road in two, three weeks” showing that he was an experienced head and that he had, as the quote suggests, seen many men come and go- with him staying a permanent fixture.
A clean well lighted place A clean well lighted place is a short story by Ernest Hemingway is a powerful and depressing investigation of the meaning of life. There are three main characters in this story and each represents a different view on the meaning of life. This story takes place late one night in a cafe. The cafe is clean, pleasant, and well lighted, which brings some kind of comfort to the atmosphere, who works two waiters with different age and different purpose in their life. The young waiter naively believes that his life has purpose, but in contrast to the old waiter, there is the old man who was drinking in the café who has nothing left to live for.
In this passage he seems to be quite a self-standing person because he owns a copy of the California civil code for 1905 so he knows what rights he has out of the few that black people had and when Lennie came into his room he was really defensive over his rights of having his room and that no one else had a right to come in accept him. He also seems proud of himself because the passage mentions that he keeps his room was “swept” and “fairly neat” he has a few shelf and pegs to place his things upon. He the outcast on the ranch because the passage says that he demands that people keep their distance and it says that he’s an “aloof” and this could be due to him being black and mistreated or that his crippled back has made him miserable and he doesn’t want anyone to bother him while he’s disabled. Crooks’ meagre yellow light could suggest that he has no/little hope for things because a light symbolises hope but the light wasn’t bright so that means there was little hope for him and lack in hope could be caused by his sickness of loneliness and emotional and physical pain. Steinbeck