Sarah James Mrs. Lewis AP Lang. October 21, 2013 Isolation of Crooks In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men isolation is the central theme throughout the text. Many of the characters are alone and have no one who truly cares about them, but the most isolated character is the stable hand, Crooks. Crooks is black, which sets him apart from all other characters, and is looked down on by almost everyone due to this. He has his own room in the barn because he is not permitted to sleep in the same room as a white person.
Slim also keeps reminding the reader of Lennie's strength but his incapability of controlling in. The main attitude towards Slim throughout the novel from the rest of the men at the ranch is of respect. He is authoritative in any subject, talented and competent. When Slim first enters the bunkhouse he is described as "He moved with a majesty only achieved by royalty." His mere manner makes him seem almost like a king.
Diary Entry Artifact 3 Hey Diary, I think I done messed it up. George aint gon let me tend no rabbits. All I did was feel her pretty hair. It was real soft. But she started yellin an screamin at me and I got scairt George would get mad if she was yellin an screamin like that.
This here’s my room. Nobody got any right in here but me.” (68) He is acting this way because this is the way that everybody else treats him. Crooks is secluded to a small room of his own and he never is allowed to go to the barn and play with the other guys. The author’s characterization of Crooks is also negative. He calls him a nigger and says he doesn’t mind getting hell from the others.
At the beginning of chapter 2 we get a sense of the bunkhouse. To begin with the bunkhouse seems very functional and purposeful (build just to sleep). We know this because ‘the walls were whitewashed and the floor unpainted’. This indicates that no one takes care of that place and that’s only made for one purpose. Also by referring to the quote ‘Three walls there were small.. .’ and ‘against the walls were eight bunks’ this suggest that it’s very crowded and unhygienic.
“Slim’s calm invitation to confidence.” “ * "He's got a team" showing Slim is a leader. This quote shows us the different levels of authority amongst the itinerant workers. * Slim's "authority" means that he gets to decide who deserves justice, and who deserves a little leniency. He's good at reading character, saying "I can tell a mean guy from a mile off", this too shows his influence on the rest of the ranch members. * “You hadda, George.
How does Miller present Joe Keller as a tragic hero In All My Sons? Joe Keller is a man who loves and values his family very much and has sacrificed everything, including his honour, in his struggle to make his family prosperous. He is a self-made business man, who in spite of his humble beginning, has managed to work his way up in the business world and become a successful manufacturer. Joe perfectly fits into the category of tragic hero. Unlike Greek plays, where main characters were kings and nobles for they were thought to embody the whole community, modern tragedies present an average leader of a family, neither completely good nor completely evil, whose mistake leads to his self-destruction.
Okwonko had many accomplishments as a young adult and it led him to his success and became very superior in every aspect of his life. Although Okwonko was very superior, he feared weakness and failure, which led him to treat members of his family insensitively. His son, Nwoye was not normal or desirable physically or mentally. This would fear Okwonko. “I will not have a son who cannot hold up his head in the gathering of the clan.
The structure Eliot uses in this first section has no obvious rhyme scheme and seems very irregular, which shows us that the hollow men are lost, and cannot escape, yet again showing stasis and the oddness of the “purgatory” they are in. He also uses caesura and enjambment with “Alas!” and “have crossed. With”. His use of these techniques gives the first section a slow and awkward mood and portrays the sadness of the “hollow men” who are stuck in this stasis. The form of section 1 seems to be very disjointed and especially Eliot’s lack of information on where the “hollow men” are.
Just like his back, his life is broken. The character of Crooks foreshadows the end of George and Lennie when he taunts Lennie in the stable. Crooks scares Lennie by telling him that George will never return. In the end, Crooks prediction comes true. “Eleanor Rigby” by Paul McCartney and John Lennon also relates to loneliness because Eleanor Rigby is a lonely person who doesn’t have anyone to share her life with.