Of Mice and
Men - Essay 5
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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