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.
She is forced to stay in the house by her controlling husband Curley. Curley is insecure about his relationship with his wife, which causes him to be controlling, jealous, and mean. Curley’s wife uses flirting with the workers on the ranch as one way to help with her loneliness. She sees that Lennie is simple minded and so she feels that he is the only one she can talk about her problems with. She feels that no one else listens.
He later learns Lennie is a nice guy. Crooks isn't fond of the workers because they never invite him to play cards, because he's black and because they say he stinks. So Crooks assumes that since Lennie is a worker he's wants something from him, when in fact Lennie is only trying to see his puppy and later make a new friend. Crooks opinion of Lennie changes when they start talking. They start talking in a friendly manner and have a normal conversation.
George is sure that if the boss realizes Lennie is mentally disabled, they’ll be discriminated against and not hired. To George, Lennie’s mental disability is something that isn’t really that important – as long as he plays it down to others, it shouldn’t hinder them too much. George patted a wrinkle out of his bed, and sat down. "[The boss gave] the stable buck hell?" he
They say I stink. Well, I tell you, you all of you stink to me”. ( page 68. Crooks) People tend to pick on him because he was crippled and had no say. He is so desperate for company and for someone to talk, even though he does not really show it.
He is always wanting to be doing something instead of sitting around. Crooks a Negro man had a little bit of problems but wanted a good hand so he had a few sayings. ….i never seen a guy really do it…I seen guys nearly crazy with loneliness for land, but ever’ time a whore house of blackjack game took what it takes…if you…guys would want a hand to work for nothing—just his keep, why’d I’d come an’ lend a hand. I ain’t so crippled I can’t work like a son-of-a-bitch if I want to. (84) This shows that Crooks is lonely and needs someone around and George and Lennie are going to try and help him out by adding him
‘“You got no right to come in my room. This here’s my room. Nobody got any right in here but me.’” When Crooks says this, it works in both ways, in that he isn’t allowed around the white workers, and they shouldn’t be around him. His defensive manner fades, however, once Lennie behaves kindly toward him, and he even considers helping Lennie and Candy with their plan to buy land until the threats
Tom Robinson exemplifies how racism prohibits justice and fairness in the town of Maycomb. Tom Robinson is a black man that is not treated fairly because of his race. In the town maycomb no one is ever going to believe a black man over a white man. The people in the town are prepared to accept the word of the ignorant Bob Ewell over a decent black man. How the town perceives Tom has a lot to do with how he is treated.
Would you rather be in a society that misunderstands you as a person or would you choose to be lonely where you understand society and most importantly yourself? Throughout section 4, its seems as Crooks has personally chosen to isolate himself from society as he feels “they” will never change and in their eyes he will just stay as a “nigger” nothing more, and nothing less. Ironically, at the time there was “nothing less” than being black as white people saw black people at the bottom of society. Through the portrayal of Crooks character it becomes clear that he has the same knowledge as a white man, understands his rights as a black man and understands what rights he should have regardless of being white or black. Knowledge is the base of
Naturally Violent “People are Violent because they are born that way.” Modern writers often speak of people native to violence. Although these three stories disproves that mankind is born evil, in Ralph Ellison’s “A Party Down at the Square” says the white narrator does not like the racism but will approve of it because his family and the environment revolved around him is indeed racist. “Invisible Man” also by Ralph Ellison, the Invisible man was always seeing the bright side of everything but as he grew older nobody noticed him so he turned evil, he understood that no one will ever see him the way he wants to be seen. “The Destructors” By Graham Greene, this also disproves the statement of all mankind are born evil because it shows