Of Mice and Men

Crooks

Paragraph about Crooks

Crooks' name is significant (he has a crooked back) . In the novel his real name is never revealed. He reads lots of books ( he is very intelligent). He has c copy of the California civil Code , which shows that he knows his rights. He refers to it a lot in his conversation with Lennie ( chapter 4 ). He is very lonely and secretive, but he desires for company


Quote on Loneliness

"S'pose you didn't have nobody. S'pose you couldn't go into the bunk house and play rummy 'cause you was black. How'd you like that? S'pose you had to sit out here an' read books. Sure you could play horseshoes till it got dark, but then you got to read books. Books ain't no good. A guy needs somebody-to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you. I tell ya, I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick"


Of Mice and Men - Crooks' Scene (2010)

Simple Quote on Racism

'"Why ain't you wanted?" Lennie asked. "'Cause I'm black. They play cards in there, but I can't play because I'm black. They say I stink.'


Explanations on Crooks Loneliness and Racism

Crooks basically has a 'relationship' with loneliness . He experiences isolation because in that time period blacks were treated different and looked different ( bad looks ) than the white people.Crooks is rejected by every group of people and can't socially interact with others .


Christina Perri - The Lonely [Official Lyric Video]

Crooks' dream


Crooks had his dreamed crushed ( to own a little farm by Curley's wife by the rude comment she made about his race."you keep your place then, Nigger. I could have you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny." Instead of proving a woman wrong he accepts the fact that he had forgotten his "place" because of how well they had treated him .