Of Mice and Men - Essay 5

Crooks

One man who suffers from the extremes of loneliness on the ranch is a man named Crooks

"A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody. Don’t matter no difference who the guy is, longs he with you. I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an he gets sick"

Crooks is a black man that experiences isolation because the society in which he resides in is racist. Crooks is forced to live in the barn by him self and can not join in any social activities with the other men. The quote says “don’t matter no difference who the guy is, longs he with you”. I feel this makes the point that although Lennie does rely on George a lot, George also rely’s on him to be a friend and the fact that Lennie is simple makes no difference because they have something which all the workers envy - friendship. Crooks is possibly the loneliest character on the ranch along side Curleys wife who is also very lonely.



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