But scattered about on the floor are his personal possessions, accumulated because, unlike the other workers, he stays in this job. Like the other men in the novella, Crooks is a lonely figure. The stable hand has many horse care items in his room, as well as personal belongings he keeps because he is a more permanent tenant. He is not the descendent of slaves, he tells Lennie, but of landowners. There is nothing else wrong with him, except that he is lonely.
This un-ordinary occurrence makes him suspicious as normally white men do not enter his room. He looked into his box shelf and then picked up a small yellow can from it. During the 1930s when Stienbeck wrote this novel the citizens of America were going through things like the Great Depression which was originally known as the Wall Street Crash. Crooks describes his solitary life in terms of all the workers. . He is mean to Lennie when he first ar … rives, but he begins to soften. This shows like most kids.
Candy comes into the barn now, looking for Lennie. Crooks is a black stable buck with a crooked back from an incident with a horse. Adding to Crooks' sense of powerlessness is his position, which is made clear by Curley's wife when she breaks up their little gathering. As a child he had his brothers, who would all sleep in one bed, but today he is painfully lonely. A little piece of land, Crooks claims, is as hard to find as heaven. Now, the only black person around, Crooks understands his father's apprehension towards whites. That he becomes part of the dream farm is an indication of Crooks' loneliness and insecurity.
One of the most important characters to the environment of the ranch is Slim. We don't want no pants rabbits. Candy tries to stand up for him, but Curley's wife reminds him that no one would believe him anymore than they'd believe Crooks. He had golden rimmed spectacles which shows that he is educated and smart. The thing is, they're talkin', or they're settin' still not talkin' … It's just bein' with another guy. The book is set in the 1930s during the Great Depression it features two farm workers called George and Lennie.
He scares Lennie and makes up the story of George leaving him. Curley's wife sufficiently crushed Crooks back into his place. Curly likes to attack men larger than he is. There could be a perfectly honest reason why, not involving love or sex. In the middle of the room stood a big square table littered with playing cards, and around it were grouped boxes for the players to sit on. Along with , Crooks is a character used by to show the effects of discrimination. Because of his job and hiscrooked back, Crooks is more permanent and has more possessions than the other men.
It also shows that he is intelligent because with the little schooling he has it looks like he wants to better himself. Curleys wife is a character in the book who from the brief encounters with her is presented in two ways. It seems Crooks defines his own notion of himself not based on what he believes he's worth, but on knowing that no matter how he feels, others around him will always value him as less. Crooks is the stable hand who takes care of the horses and lives by himself because he is the only black man on the ranch. He lives by himself becau … se he is the only black man on the ranch. Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land.
White People in 1930s America had no discomfort in using derogatory language, this was normal for people it was the local. Lennie tells Crooks if he doesn't believe him he can ask. This is food for the thought. Crooks interrupts them, still skeptical about their plans. He is portrayed by Steinbeck as not very important, which fits in with when the novel is set, and he is also rather proud. Jolted into that era's reality by Curley's wife harsh treatment, Crooks refuses to say the woman is wrong. In fact, he was more permanent at the ranch than the other men, and had also accumulated a lot of personal possessions.
Set in the Salinas Valley of California, it conveys the story of the struggles of the American people during 'The Great Depression'. His appearance of a tough guy implies that on the ranch, it is survival of the fittest. I don't really see much. The fact that Crooks is briefly mentioned before his thorough description suggests that he is not a particularly important character because Steinbeck does not feel the need to describe him before this point. Lennie wanted to look at his , and he saw Crooks' light.