He is described by Steinbeck in the novel as "small and quick," every part of him being "defined," with small strong hands on slender arms.
Crooks promises to work for nothing as long as he can live his life out there without the fear of being put out. George meets Lennie at the place, their camping spot before they came to the ranch.
Crooks aspires to a small homestead where he can express self-respect, security, and most of all, acceptance. A quick-witted man who is Lennie's guardian and best friend. We learn that Crooks is proud and feels unjustly treated.
At one point, Curley loses his temper after he sees Lennie appear to laugh at him, and ends up with his hand horribly damaged after Lennie fights back against him. Nearly every scene in which Lennie appears confirms these and only these characteristics.
Economic powerlessness is established as many of the ranch hands are victims of the Great Depression. The characters are composites to a certain extent. But there is no security for anyone in a prejudiced world, least of all a black stable hand with a crooked back.
His friendship with Lennie helps sustain his dream of a better future. Along with CandyCrooks is a character used by Steinbeck to show the effects of discrimination. Crooks is a farm worker on the ranch. Crooks is there, mainly for the themes in Of Mice and Men. Crooks's American dream then is not that much different from the others'.
They hope to one day attain the dream of settling down on their own piece of land. Structured in three acts of two chapters each, it is intended to be both a novella and a script for a play. Slim gives a puppy to Lennie and Candy, whose loyal, accomplished sheep dog was put down by fellow ranch-hand Carlson.
A mentally disabledbut gigantic and physically strong man who travels with George and is his constant companion. Steinbeck defines his appearance as George's "opposite," writing that he is a "huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes" and "wide, sloping shoulders. Loneliness is a significant factor in several characters' lives.Like Curley’s wife, Crooks is a disempowered character who turns his vulnerability into a weapon to attack those who are even weaker.
He plays a cruel game with. Crooks is an important extension of the central American dream of all of the characters.
Many of the other characters are ostracized because of their physical limitations--Lennie because of this. Of Mice and Men: Crooks Crooks is mentioned prior to chapter four, but his first real appearance is in this chapter.
He is portrayed by Steinbeck as not very important, which fits in with when the novel is set, and he is also rather proud. Of Mice and Men is a novella written by author John Steinbeck. Published init tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States.
Of Mice and Men is a very short work that manages to build up an extremely powerful impact. Since the tragedy depends upon the outcome seeming to be inevitable, the reader must know from the start that Lennie is doomed, and must be sympathetic to him.
When Crooks begins to pick on Lennie, suggesting George won't come home, we discover the slight mean streak that undoubtedly develops after being alone for so long.
Lennie unwittingly soothes Crooks into feeling at ease, and Candy even gets the man excited about the dream farm, to the point where Crooks could fancy himself worthy and equal enough to be in on the plan with the guys.Download