He tries so hard to do good, but in the end it all seems to not work out well and. The majority of workers in the ranch dislikes and mistreats him since he is not one of them. Crooks accepts things the way they are though. Lennie is a little retarded and has great physical strength that isn't too controllable. The novel is set in the 1930s during the great depression in California, America. Elsewhere, Crooks as a person presents another important theme of loneliness. He is called Crooks because of his crooked back, the result of having been kicked by a horse.
Since they are physically isolated they are unable to participate in the social events. They are met by different characters on the farm that all have a dream. It's a deeper feeling then just being isolated. Friendship keeps away loneliness and rejection. Sure you could play horseshoes till it got dark, but then you got to read books. John Steinbeck, the author, illustrates exclusive isolation in California ranch life.
How is loneliness and isolation explored in Of Mice and Men? The reader sees Crooks open up about his past and his feeling towards his segregation and how he knows that he is the same as the other workers. The second most desolate character is Candy because he has no friends or family left. In the novella Of Mice and Men by the infamous author John Steinbeck, the main duo George and Lennie to encounter many characters who have seemed to have suffered the long term effects from the plaguing disease that is loneliness. Lennie, a man with a strong heart and poor intelligence faces the challenges of discrimination. George and Lennie are used as characters to depict the fate of workers in that time. They don't have no fun. Jolted into that era's reality by Curley's wife harsh treatment, Crooks refuses to say the woman is wrong.
This time the discrimination is based on race, and Crooks is not allowed in the bunkhouse with the white ranch hands. The dog represents nature, similarly to Lennie, and the dogs master, candy, is similar to the relationship George shares with Lennie, 'slowly like a terries who doesn't want to give a ball back to his master. This is reflected in the speeches of the characters. This has a big effect on the reader as the reader feels even more sorry as he suffers with many problems and then has to have pain from his back. Crooks' room is a source of pride, and he keeps it quite neat. In fact, women are treated with contempt throughout the course of the book. George and Lennie's bond towards each other are so- strong that you can almost see it as you are reading the book.
Since these characters aren't socially close to the others they can only participate in some social events and only have a limited emotional connection to one another. America is thought of as a place where dreams can come true. Over that time, more than 250 Australians have joined David Wren on what, for many, is the trip of a lifetime. To be lonely means to lack friends or companionship and to feel isolated. George and Lennie's bond towards each other are so- strong that you can almost see it as you are reading the book. Finding the right friendship brings happiness in life. In these two pieces, it is apparent that one of the main motifs is struggle.
Evaluate to what extent this is true. Most importantly, she was avoided much because he often creates commotion among the workers and Candy. He is lonely because he doesn't live with anyone and he always used to be with his family and sleep with his brothers. It's a deeper feeling then just being isolated. He would be allowed to spend time with the men, because Lennie and Candy both accept him despite their race difference. Steinbeck and Miller both intricately weave in the worries, desires, and hurt of trying to get the ultimate American Dream.
Meanwhile Crooks is in his shed all alone. After that, he keeps up a facade of anger at being imposed upon, but Steinbeck straight out says he's really not. After looking closely at these examples one can conclude Crooks was the loneliest in the novel. Steinbeck generally depicts women as troublemakers who bring ruin on men and drive them mad. It expresses the difficult lifestyle men had moving from ranch to ranch.
He did not see man as special or particularly cared for. Although loneliness affects each one of the characters in Of Mice and Men differently, they all experience negative feelings from their lack of companionship. Economic and social forces control them, and free will seems illusory. Now Curleys' Wife reminds Crooks what king of power she has over him in a brutal way. He wants the people to feel the way that he did when he was lonely, having nobody with them.
His pride and his self-respect are obvious from the neat, swept condition of his room. There are other characters in the book who are also lonely this is because of their race, age and sex. This shows that Crooks is trying to make Lennie feel lonely because he is lonely himself. It's the way you feel inside. He is one of the figures that best illustrates the major themes of loneliness in Of Mice and Men.