Character Analysis of Crooks in Of Mice and Men

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During the play crooks is presented as a character in which is being outcasted from the group due to racism because of the color of his skin , which isolates him from the rest, and however his disability’s also contributes towards this. This is why Crooks spent the majority of his years had experience on a ranch. crooks father had a chicken ranch full of white chickens, a berry patch, and alfalfa. He and his brothers would sit and watch the chickens. Companionship and plentiful food are both parts of Crooks' dream. Which is being portrayed something fading away one again due to isolation. We know through the book that crooks, admist his different, is an intelligent person with his various books in his room , of which one of them being California Civil Code of 1905, this addressing the issues of colored rights. This is just one of the aspects in which portray crooks attitude to how he is being be treated , also affecting his American dream.

For much of the time that we know him, I do not think that Crooks has a vivid portrayal of his American dream. I think that he doesn’t show it as much as others due to him being casted out.as, He wants to be accepted and not to be an outcast because of his skin colour.

Crooks's American dream then is not that much different from the others'. He wants to be self-sufficient, able to live a life of his own choosing, yet he also wants to be accepted as he is and treated fairly and equally.

During the play crokks Dream starts to unewavel when
[Crooks] hesitated. "… If you … guys would want a hand to work for nothing—just his keep, why I’d come an’ lend a hand. I ain’t so crippled I can’t work like a son-of-a-bitch if I want to." Crooks wants to work for them but he clearly know that he is not wanted so he acts like he doesn’t care but in fact he does.

Steinbeck presents crooks through various themes in the book, a character isolated in a way by his own environment due to hiss difference compared to...
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