Crooks Essays

  • Of Mice and Men: My Ending

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    Crooks and Curley’s wife both receive a paramount amount of isolation. Many people are unable to cope with this. Few people are able to cope with this type of loneliness in a healthy way. That is why there are so many problems as it is with Crooks and Curley’s wife. Many times a person does “weird” things in order to get attention, or to make the feelings of seclusion recede for a while. I plan to open your mind to some of the ideas of why our characters, Crooks and Curley’s wife, act the way they

  • Of Mice And Men: Four Major Themes

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    farm" and becomes a part of the dream. Candy goes from a depressed sad additude to a cheerful excited one. He now has hope of doing something and it came from the "dream farm". A final example of the value of dreams and goals is when Crooks hears of the farm. Crooks is a lonely black man who has no future, but when he starts to think of how he can be a part of the dream he also gets happy and excited, until his dream is crushed. Many people of good character have to honor certin moral responibilites

  • Of Mice And Men: Lonliness

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    deprivation. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the characters, Crooks, Candy, and Curley's wife all exhibit some form of loneliness. They are driven towards the curiosity of George and Lennie's friendship because they do not have that support in their life. Through his novel, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck demonstrates that often times, a victim of isolation will have a never-ending search to fulfill a friendship. "Crooks is a black man that experiences isolation because the society in which

  • of mice and men...theme of lonliness in the book

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    themes. One of the predominant themes found in this book is loneliness. Many characters in this book are affected by loneliness and they all demonstrate it in one way or another throughout the book. Examples of these characters are Curley’s Wife, Crooks, and Candy. All through the book Curley’s Wife is very “open” to everyone she meets. The reason for this can be interpreted by her and Curley’s “so-called” marriage. The relationship between Curley’s Wife and Curley seems to be somewhat unstable as

  • Isolation in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

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    Throughout the novel, it is shown that loneliness and isolation has a greater affect on us than may seem. Steinbeck's characters experience different forms of isolation based on the specific prejudice contained within themselves. This theme is shown in Crooks and his isolation due to his race, Candy due to his age, and Curley's wife due to her quality as "jail bait." Candy, characterized as an old swamper, is victimized into isolation as a result of two main factors: his basic disability and his age.

  • The Solitaire Metaphor in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

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    team, they will never accomplish it because all human beings are in essence, alone. Thus, George's constant playing of the game of solitaire foreshadows his eventual decision to become a solitary man. John Steinbeck demonstrates loneliness of Crooks, the black handicap. He has a strong difference from the rest of the crew, as he must live in a separate room from the rest of the workers. He attempts to explain this to Lennie, "S'pose you didn't have nobody. S'pose you couldn't go into the bunk

  • What Crook's Room tells us about the Scene Set in Of Mice and Men

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    the life on the ranch? Crooks scene is a key point in the novel "of mice and men", as the themes that are touched upon in this scene apply to the whole novel, and we learn a lot about life on the ranch for example segregation of the black community and the isolation that is faced while working on the ranch. We come across crooks's scene towards the middle of the novel. The main characters in this scene are Lennie, Candy, Curley's wife and obviously Crooks. From the start we soon realise

  • Of Mice And Men

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    "A guy goes nuts if he aint got nobody. Don’t matter no difference who the guy is, long’s he’s with you. I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick." A major theme in Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men is loneliness. The characters Crooks, Candy and Curley’s wife each suffer from this although the severity of their seclusion varied. The old swapper, Candy was victimized by isolation as a result of two main factors, one being his disability and the other being his age. For example, throughout

  • Loneliness In Of Mice And Men

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    lonely, some more than others. Loneliness haunts Crooks deep inside. Crooks accepts things the way they are though. Crooks does not talk to the other men and they do not talk to him. This causes the greatest amount of loneliness in Crooks out of all the characters. Rejection can cause most people to become crazy, as it did to Crooks. Other characters on the ranch show signs of loneliness also. But what makes the others different is the fact that Crooks does not have anyone to talk with, the others atleast

  • Of Mice And Men? Is More Than Just The Tragedy Of Lennie; It Shows Th

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    limited to workers, women also felt these kinds of sadness and suffering a lot. In the book, Crooks, Curley’s wife and Candy are the main examples of these. Crooks is a black stable hand who has been called Crooks due the hunched back he has after a horse kicked him. In the 1930’s, being black was an extreme disadvantaged. You would be discriminated for your colour and this would lead to loneliness. Crooks was always being blamed for everything that went wrong even though he was hardly involved. The

  • Alienation And Discrimination: Of Mice And Men

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    Mice and Men, Crooks, a black stable buck, endures alienation due to racial discrimination. Racial discrimination also hinders him from any type of success. Despite the hardships, he overcomes these obstacles and faces this struggle head on. Forced into isolationism, due to segregation, alienation becomes Crooks’ companion. On an attempt for his alienation to be broken, Lennie walks into Crooks’ room “smiled helplessly in an attempt to make friends” (75). At the sight of this Crooks becomes defensive

  • The Struggle for Happiness in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

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    Of Mice And Men:  The Struggle for Happiness In the novel Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck illustrates the possibilities that life has and its effects on Lennie, Crooks and George. It shows a view of two outsiders struggling to understand their own unique places in the world. Steinbeck suggests humans have the natural potential to seek happiness although the potential can be fatal or harmful. Although Lennie does not have the potential to be smart, Lennie has the potential to be a hard worker

  • Comparing Cruelty in The Lord of the Flies and Of Mice and Men

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    cruel and discriminative against Crooks causing him to be the one to mourn. An example of how the men are discriminative towards Crooks is that he is forced to live in a shack away from the bunkhouse and also Crooks says that "They play cards in there, but I can't play because I'm black. They say I stink" and "I ain't wanted in the bunkhouse." An example of when Curley's Wife is critical towards Crooks is when she looks into his room to see what Lennie and Crooks are doing and then she states,

  • Of Mice and Men

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    alone. In this novel, John Steinbeck shows how being alone affects different characters. Each is affected in a different way. Throughout the novel, the theme of loneliness is mostly expressed in the important characters of Candy, Curley’s wife and Crooks. Candy, the ranch handyman, lost his hand in an accident and worries about his future on the ranch. He fears that his age is making him useless and unwanted. Candy's age and handicap also contribute to his loneliness. Many of the men reject Candy

  • Trapped Characters in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

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    to loneliness. Crooks is a character who is mistreated  in many ways because he is black. Crooks is the stable buck of the barn.  It’s not certain whether Crooks is his name, or his nickname, but we know he got kicked in the back by a horse and had a crooked back ever since.  Nevertheless he gets yelled at by the boss every time something’s wrong. " ‘The boss gives him hell when he’s mad.  But the stable buck don’t give a damn about that,’ " says Candy, p.32.  Crooks also isn’t allowed in

  • John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

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    no one to help him or he would of simply wondered off and died of loneliness. Crooks suffers from loneliness, because he is black, not because he is an unfriendly person. Crooks, though, may seem mean, but he is just tired of being rejected and disrespected by everybody around him. Crooks has a horrible life. He will never have a companion or anybody that will respect him unless he meets another black person. Crooks says,” I’ll tell ya a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick. (Pg. 73)” He doesn’t

  • Of Mice And Men Essay On Loneliness

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    affects many characters on the ranch. Crooks, Curley's wife, and Candy are the most excluded characters on the ranch, because they all have dreams that they will not be able to live out and they all are at loss when it came to companionship. Crooks is lonely because he is the only black man on the ranch. Since this book is set during the Depression, Jim Crow laws are still in effect, whites and blacks had separate facilities for socializing and living. Crooks comments that he can't live in the bunkhouse

  • crooks

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    own their own home, to have a good job, and be their own boss. Candy, the elderly cleaner, was a worker at the ranch that had lost his hand when he was working in the field and thus, he was not viewed as important as the other workers on the ranch. Crooks is the stable buck at the ranch and he is African American so therefore, he is looked down upon by the other workers. Curley's wife is the only woman that lives on the ranch and her American Dream is to be a movie actress, but she fails at this because

  • Critcal Analysis of CATCHER IN THE RYE

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    school is, the more crooks it has-I’m not kidding.” I agree with this statement because people tend to assume that if the school is very expensive, then the crime rate will be lower. Although they think that way, they are making the wrong assumption because they have crooks too. Not only do they have crooks, but they also have high-class crooks. The only difference is that the crooks at more expensive schools may get away with the crime because they have an advantage that crooks in other schools

  • Three Lonely Outcasts

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    outcast because he is retarded, Crooks is an outcast because he is black, and Curley?s wife is an outcast because she is a woman. These three outcasts look for companionship throughout the novel. First, Lennie is a lonely outcast because he is retarded. One of the reasons he doesn?t fit in with the other ranch hands is because he doesn?t always understand what people are talking about. He doesn?t even always understand George. Lennie admits this when Crooks says to him, ?Sometimes he talks