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Of Mice And Men: The Truth Of The American Dream

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Power is a choice and what many people wish to have. Loneliness is something few want but many have. Both can change a persons life and even their personality. In Of Mice and Men, it tells the story of two friends as they try and find the american dream. Along their way they meet new friends and even some enemies.
People treat Crooks like dirt and in return that is what he thinks of others. Although, because of who he is, he can not prove them wrong. Crooks is talking to Lennie who walked into crooks room without being invited. “They say I stink. Well I tell you, all of you stink to me.”(Steinbeck 68) Crooks tells Lennie that he knows what others think of him. But he tells Lennie what ...view middle of the document...

(Steinbeck 70). Crooks had a happy childhood with friends and a farm. However, he would have never have guessed he and his family was different. Crooks explains, or tries to explain, what it is like to be the one who's different. “There wasn't another colored family for miles around. and now there ain't a colored man on this ranch an’ theres just one family soledad”.(Steinbeck 70). Crooks explains that when he was on the ranch he was the only one like him for miles around and now he is the only one like that on the ranch. Crooks has always been different and he knows it but it seems like he wants another person like him so he has a friend in a world that will not accept him.
Crooks wants someone to understand how he feels being alone with no friends. Crooks tries to make Lennie see how he feels by making him think about if George never came back. “maybe you can see now you got George. you know he’s goin’ to come back. S’pose you didn't have nobody. S’pose you couldn't go into the bunkhouse because you was black”(Steinbeck 72). Crooks starts by teasing Lennie by making him think of how lonely it would be...

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