Of Mice and Men

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Name: Lawrence Chen
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Of Mice and Men
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Chapter: 4 Question: Why is Crooks so unhappy?
Mistreated, He doesn’t have friends-unconfident and seriously mentally damaged from the lasting effects of loneliness.

CATCHY LEAD+BACKGROUND INFO+THESIS STATEMENT:- One sentence- 3 significant pts- Parallel structure- Controlling IdeaUse the wording from the question| Black men have always been treated differently and looked down upon. Crooks is continuously picked on by everyone else on the ranch because he is black. His color makes him stand out on the ranch. The other men consider him beneath them because of his skin color. He is always insulted when he offers his opinion. He has no friends or family that he can spend time with and he is extremely lonely. Crooks is unhappy because he is lonesome, mistreated and considered worthless. | TOPIC SENTENCE #1with Transition| Crooks is lonely because there’s no one he can speak to, no one to colloborate with, and no one to keep him from going mad. For this reason, he doesn’t know doesn’t know what is right and what is wrong. | SUPPORT for Topic #1:QUOTE(S)IQC:Introduce -

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How it supports Topic Sentence #1+clincher| To begin with, Crooks is lonely. He doesn’t know how to behave around other guys. There’s no one that speaks to him or cares what he’s doing. He got used to that no one should be talking to him or come near him. “You got no right to come in my room. This here’s my room. Nobody got any right in here but me.” (p68) Crooks knew that he is different than anybody else; he knew that he has to get away from those people or separate from them. ‘Cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black.’ There are several contrast between Crooks room and anybody else, openness and closeness...
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