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  • Crooks Unlike The Other 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 th...
  • Guys On The Ranch Dont
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    Grade Received on Report: 96% In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck uses stereotypes and discrimination to convey a message of how the characters feel. A lot of the stereotypes and clicks are just common beliefs of the times, but a few are situational. To quote a quite distinguished reader, "Characters are trapped- either by what others think of them, or by their situation". A lot of the characters feelings about themselves and what others think of them will lead to loneliness. Crooks is ...
  • George And Lennie Hope
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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...
  • Dream Of George And Lennie
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    Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck Setting: South of San Francisco in the Salinas Valley of California; probably during the depression of the 1930's; three locations-along the banks of the Salinas River near the ranch, in the ranch bank house, and in the barn. Background info: George Milton has cared for his mentally slow friend. Lennie Small, Since the death of Lennie's Aunt Clara. They travel together to work a various amount of jobs so that one day they will have enough money to live on their own...
  • Crooks And Curley's Wife
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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...
  • Lennie Crooks Potential
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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 ...
  • Makes Crooks A Very Lonely Man
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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...
  • Lennie And George's Dream
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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 i...
  • William Crookes Sir William Crookes
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    William Crookes Sir William Crookes was born June 17, 1832 in London. His scientific career began at age 15, when he entered the Royal College of Chemistry in Hanover Square London. From 1850 to 1854 he filled the position of assistant in the college. In 1851 his first published papers were on certain new compounds of the element selenium, the. In 1954 he became the superintendent of the meteorological department at Radcliff Observatory in Oxford. In 1859 he founded the Chemical News, which he e...
  • Harness Room With Crooks And Lennie
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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...
  • George And Lennie
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    Chapter 1 The opening sequence of events, which introduces us to George and Lennie indeed gives the impression that the larger Lennie, suffers from some form mental disability. He is the exact antithesis is the character of George, a small man, with sharp features, who seems to be close friend and confidant to Lennie. In addition to this, George also seems to be greatly concerned with Lennie's safety and well-being. Furthermore, it seemed to me that the two have had a long-time close companionsh...
  • Lenny And Curley's Wife In Numerous Ways
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    Loneliness affects everyone at one time or another. Loneliness changes the way a person thinks and behaves. Seclusion can have various effects on a person, for example, the person may become bitter and suffer from denial of the friendships that he / she needs. Loneliness can also develop from several places within an individual. A person will isolate themselves away from others because that person thinks they will be hurt. This situation is similar to Crooks's situation in Of Mice and Men. Then ...
  • Crooks And Lennie
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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 ...
  • Crook's Loneliness By The Way
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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 also...
  • Town With The Other Ranch Hands
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    Loneliness in Of Mice And Men In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men loneliness runs alongside friendship as a major theme. Although ranch life in the 1930's America is lonely for migrant workers and many other people, George and Lennie, two of the loneliest guys in the world (13), at least have each other. For African-Americans like Crooks, women like Curley's wife, or the old like Candy, life is far more lonely. The person who expresses his loneliness most openly and deeply is Crooks the African-...
  • Prejudice Crooks
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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...
  • Lennie's And Slim's Identities
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    Friday October 8, 1999 Identities in Of Mice and Men Every author has a variety of different characters in his or her novels. Every character displays a certain identity that makes the story more complete. Each one of John Steinbeck's characters in Of Mice and Men develops a different identity. By analyzing some of the characters' identities, one can understand the story a lot better. In Of Mice and Men Crooks displays the identity of a handicapped, Lennie displays the identity of a child, and S...
  • Crooks And Lennie
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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 f...

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