Of Mice And Men: Crooks Essay

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Aside from the obviouse, George and Lenie, Crooks played an important role in, Of Mice and men by John Stienbeck. Crooks is thought of as the lowest rank on the ranch. He is looking for companions but he goes about it in an around about way. He is a very smart man but no one on the ranch bothers to listen to him because he is black.Crooks is a very lonely and grumpy old man. He has a croked back were a horse kiked him. He is the stable buck on the ranch but he usally keeps to imself and stays in the barn. Being black is very hard for Crooks to deal with now that he is an adult. When he was a child he played with other white children but soon after he was nothing other than a black man.With all the time Crooks has on his hands he reads many books, and over the years he has beocme rather smart with no one to teach him. In Crooks personal bunk in the harness room he has many books and personal possessions hanging on walls or resting on small shelves. Crooks is in control in this room but he hates to be alone. His lolyness and depresion truly show thier colors when Lenie comes to pay him a visit. Crooks explains that "guys don't come in a colored mans room very much"(##). This shows that he has been casted out and he is aware of it. Meetin a man like Lenie is rare for Crooks because although he is white he is still...

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