Similarities Between Crooks and Curley's Wife

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Similarities of Crooks and Curley’s Wife There are many similarities of Crooks and Curley’s Wife. In John Steinbecks Of Mice and Men, both Crooks and Curley’s Wife are struggling with feelings of loneliness. Both characters are forced into this social isolation because of racial and gender differences as well as by the environment in which they live. Crooks’ race and Curley’s Wife’s gender synonymously contributed to their loneliness and isolation. Crooks was a black man and there Of Mice And Men

In the end of Of Mice and Men there are three choices the protaganist, George, must decide on. He either must run away with Lennie, not do anything and let ... were not any other black men on the ranch so he had to stay in a room in the barn. Lannie asks Crooks, " Why ain’t you wanted?" and then Crooks replies "Cause I am black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I am black." Since he was black Crooks was not well liked by the other men and they thought that he was not as subhuman as they were. They treated him like he was Of Mice and Men - Hopes and Dreams

ofmiceandmenthesis Hopes and dreams are both the fuel and fire in Of Mice and Men. Stienbeck uses these to thicken the plot and make the reader take large interest ... the bottom rung on the tree of social classes. Curley’s Wife was a woman and she was not considered very useful so they put her on the bottom rung of the tree of social classes with blacks and other minorities. Women were not considered useful for anything besides doing the men’s cooking and men’s cleaning. The environment in which both Crooks and Curley’s Wife are submerged has contributed to their isolation. Crooks lives in the barn Of Mice and Men Theme

First published in 1937, Of Mice and Men is a classic American novel by John Steinbeck. George and Lennie are two ranch hands that travel together, with George watching ... so he is isolated away from everyone else and he is lonely because of it. The reason Crooks is isolated is...
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