• You Cant Judge A Book By Its Cover
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    You Cannot Judge a Book By its Cover- Lord Chesterfield once said, 'You must look into people, as well as at them.' If you apply this logic to Curley's wife and Crooks in the book, Of Mice and Men, you will find that they are the same in many ways despite their differences in race and sex. These two unfortunate souls live in a world full of shattered dreams, discrimination, and loneliness. Langston Hughes once said, 'Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot...
  • Crooks Analysis Of Mice And Men
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    Crooks Character Analysis In John Steinbeck s novel Of Mice and Men, the character named Crooks was segregated from the other men because he is black. This caused him to be lonely. He was forced to sleep in a separate bunk than the others. Trapped in solitude all night long; he resorts to books as his only companion. Trying to portray himself as proud and aloof by his own will, but inside is happy to be around the other men. Crooks first tried to make Lennie leave his room but then he decided t...
  • Of Mice And Men Four Major Themes
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    Of Mice and Men: Four Major Themes 'Of Mice and Men', by John Steinbeck, is composed of four major themes. These themes are the value of dreams and goals, moral responsibility, social injustice, and the bond of friendship and loyalty. The value of dreams and goals are that they provide hope and the desire to keep going in life, rather than laying down to die. When Lennie is feeling depressed in the woods he asks George to tell him about the 'dream farm' again. This is the farm that George and Le...
  • Alienation And Discrimination Of Mice And Men
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    The 1930 s was a time period in which racial discrimination played a vital role in the lives of minorities. Around this time period many men were rovers, or men who wandered in search of work. These men were often very lonely. In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, Crooks, a black stable buck, endures alienation due to racial discrimination. Racial discrimination also hinders him from any type of success. Despite the hardships, he overcomes these obstacles and faces this struggle head on. Forced ...
  • Curley's Wife Crooks Lennie Things
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    Crooks and Curley's wife both receive a paramount amount of isolation. Many people are unable to cope with this. Few people are able to cope with this type of loneliness in a healthy way. That is why there are so many problems as it is with Crooks and Curley's wife. Many times a person does "weird" things in order to get attention, or to make the feelings of seclusion recede for a while. I plan to open your mind to some of the ideas of why our characters, Crooks and Curley's wife, act the way th...
  • Of Mice And Mens Theme Of Loneliness
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    'Of Mice and Men' is a play written by John Steinbeck that focuses on life during the mid 1930's. This play has many recurring themes, and one of these themes is that of loneliness. This loneliness is because of the intolerance of society on those who are different. The underlying, yet stunningly obvious, theme of loneliness can be found in many characters with many examples. This loneliness due to isolation and intolerance is found in the characters of Candy, because he is old and useless; Croo...
  • Of Mice And Men Essay On Loneliness
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    In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck looks at the theme of loneliness as it affects many characters on the ranch. Crooks, Curley's wife, and Candy are the most excluded characters on the ranch, because they all have dreams that they will not be able to live out and they all are at loss when it came to companionship. Crooks is lonely because he is the only black man on the ranch. Since this book is set during the Depression, Jim Crow laws are still in effect, whites and blacks had separat...
  • Potential To Be His Own Boss Lennie George Crooks
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    In many pieces of literature authors discuss human potential. In the novel Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck Illustrates human potential and its effects on Lennie Crooks and George. Steinbeck suggests humans have the natural potential to seek happiness although the potential can be fatal or harmful. Although Lennie does not have the potential to be smart, Lennie has the potential to be a hard worker. However, Lennie s strength did not work with him and the result was fatal. Lennie is an extremely ...
  • Curley's Wife Crooks Page Loneliness
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    The world in the 1930's was a very uncaring place. Due to the depression, many families were split up, so loneliness was running ramped. Ranch hands were thought of as the loneliest people in the world "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world" (page 15). Loneliness wasn't the only kind of sadness and suffering that was endured by the workers. Lost dreams, discrimination and being disabled were only some of the problems faced. But these were not only limited to wor...
  • Of Mice An Men
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    The story Of Mice and Men took place during the 1930's. That time period was very different from today. Race and gender were very important characteristics that determined whether a person had the opportunity to make money. The 1930's were also a time where people started questioning life and the American culture. Many people like John Steinbeck thought that life was very unfair and questioned whether if life was even worth living. In Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck demonstrates that mans dream ...
  • Curley's Wife Crooks Women Book
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    ... Brook and Gertrude is to show the discrimination against women in the 1800 s society. Rhoda Brook is a woman who has an illegitimate child to the farmer who owns the land in which she works on. He ignores her and her child which shows that she too is a women who has been used for an affair or sex (alike to the women at the Whore house in 'Of Mice and Men'). It also shows the inferiority of women at that time. Rhoda Brook is an outsider (alike to Curley's wife in the book 'Of Mice and Men'). ...
  • Of Mice And Men Outcasts
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    Of Mice and Men In the novel, Of Mice and Men, Crooks and Curley s wife could both be considered outcasts. Crooks could be considered an outcast because of his race. Curley s wife could be considered an outcast because most of the characters believe trouble always follows her. Both Crooks and Curley s wife are thought of as social outcasts for various reasons, such as race and reputation. Many examples are stated throughout the novel in different situations with other characters. Crooks is mainl...
  • George And Lennie Crooks Steinbeck Extract
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    The extract I have chosen is from the beginning of chapter four and stretches from page 71 to page 73. This extract gives a detailed description of Crooks, his room and his possessions. The entrance of Lennie into Crooks room and the development of their relationship throughout the scene is shown. At the beginning of the extract Lennie is not welcomed into Crooks room, but at the end they begin to befriend each other. I chose this extract because it provides us with excellent examples of descrip...
  • Guys In The Bunk Crooks Lennie Black
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    In John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men, he uses Crooks to express loneliness because his character is a perfect example of how it was to be a black man. Steinbeck uses Crooks to show his readers what it was like to be lonely. Crooks is the loneliest in the novel because he has no one to talk and he is black. Crooks was introduced to the novel as just a black stable buck. Before his character appeared, the men talked about him as if he were a horse, and they made fun of him because he walked ...
  • John Stienbeck Of Mice And Men
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    In my essay I will discuss the theme of loneliness in the novel "Of Mice And Men." The essay will consist of information based on the novel towards minor characters such as Curley's Wife, Candy and Crooks. This essay will state information about Curley's Wife, Candy and Crooks' loneliness. Curley's Wife was probably one of the loneliest characters of all. She never talked to anyone and she never really liked Curley all too much. "Why can't I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awf...
  • Loneliness In Of Mice And Men
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    Loneliness is the central theme in the novel Of Mice and Men. Many of the characters show signs of being lonely, some more than others. Loneliness haunts Crooks deep inside. Crooks accepts things the way they are though. Crooks does not talk to the other men and they do not talk to him. This causes the greatest amount of loneliness in Crooks out of all the characters. Rejection can cause most people to become crazy, as it did to Crooks. Other characters on the ranch show signs of loneliness als...
  • Prejudice Exhibited In Of Mice And Men
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    Everywhere you look there is prejudice, you may be the wrong colour, worship the wrong God or wear the wrong thing. No-one fits into our idealistic world perfectly. This prejudice has been around for thousands of years because it is just human nature not to accept people for who they are. In Of Mice And Men there are several different levels of prejudice shown, all contributing to the failure of the American dream. The main types of prejudice shown in this novel are racial, sexual and social pre...
  • Of Mice And Men
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    Literary Analysis Loneliness is a feeling that occurs when someone feels that they have nobody, but themselves. In Of Mice of Men written by John Steinbeck, there are many characters that put across many feelings such as loneliness. The workmen, Crooks, and Curley's wife expresses much of it. Throughout, of Mice and Men loneliness is shown in a variety of ways. To begin with, many workers who work on a ranch.".. are the loneliest guys in the world" (Steinbeck pg. 13). Many workers who work on a...
  • Of Mice And Men John Steinbeck
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    What do you consider to be the main themes in the novel Of Mice and Men? John Steinbeck used various themes in writing the novel Of Mice and Men. However, one theme that played a huge role in the novel was loneliness. Loneliness was a theme, which was experienced by many characters throughout the entire novel. These characters included Curley's wife, Candy and Crooks. Friendship also was a big theme between the characters, especially between George and Lennie. This friendship and various other ...
  • George And Lennie Crooks Steinbeck Extract
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    An Extract Demonstrating Steinbeck's Style In Of An Extract Demonstrating Steinbeck's Style In Of Mice And Men The extract I have chosen is from the beginning of chapter four and stretches from page 71 to page 73. This extract gives a detailed description of Crooks, his room and his possessions. The entrance of Lennie into Crooks room and the development of their relationship throughout the scene is shown. At the beginning of the extract Lennie is not welcomed into Crooks room, but at the end th...