Of Mice And Men Crooks Loneliness Essay

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CROOKS Crooks, like Curley’s wife has no name. Crooks is merely a nick name and it appears that the novel does not mention the most inferior characters names. He appreciates Lennie’s company “I tell ya a guy gets too lonely, an’ he gets sick.” Crooks is happy to admit that he has no company and is isolated because of his colour, he also admits to have no dream as he is afraid of being disappointed. It seems lonely characters can talk to Lennie as he will not tell anyone. Crooks is used to being ignored and as a result of this he is very protective of his possessions “Ya got no right to come in my room!” The characters are rendered helpless by their isolation, and yet, even at their weakest, they seek to destroy those who are even weaker than…show more content…
Given the name for his crooked back, he is still a very respectable worker. He is incredibly self sufficient and this highlights the theme of loneliness. Crook’s sleeps in the barn, apart from everyone else. He is racially discriminated against, as he is the only black person on the ranch. Curley’s wife in particular is a bully towards him as she thinks she has more power over him than anyone else, as she is married to the bosses’ son and she’s white. Crooks longs for friendship with someone but nobody wants to communicate with him as he is coloured. Excitement in his actions when Lennie turns up to talk to him shows just how lonely he is. But Lennie only talks to Crooks when all the other men are out in town. He’s quite cruel towards Lennie and torments him. He keeps telling Lennie that George might not come back. The feeling given here shows that Crooks wants Lennie to feel just as isolated as he does. Loneliness is also shown when he offers to go and hoe the garden if Lennie and George accomplish their dream. He desires to be involved with other people and he hopes he can be a part of their dream. He also dreams that he was treated equally to white people. He knows his civil
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