The book has been appreciated for its use of foreshadowing and recurrent images by both old and young alike.
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 with a limp. He had a limp because he was kicked in the spine by a horse once. He had no one to talk to, no one to keep him company and no one to treat him like he was important.
This shows you how lonely Crooks gets all by himself with nothing to do but read. Even though it seems like he is talking about any guy that is lonely, he is expressing what he feels inside. That is one of the many examples that shows how Crooks feels.
In the nineteen thirties, the Great Depression occurred.
It was a time when money was scarce, lots of people lost their jobs and became poor, and sometimes homeless. Crooks did hard labor and obeyed every command given by the boss. If he lost his job, he would have no where to go. No one would hire anybody because of the money problem in that time, and….Loneliness in “Of Mice and Men” Friends are needed in a person’s life for emotional stability whom without would lead to a life of loneliness and solitude.
In the novel, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the characters Crooks, Candy and Curly’s wife exhibit a form of loneliness. Loneliness is sadness because one has no friends or company.
In Of Mice and Men there are tons of lonely characters but, the top three loneliest characters are Crooks, Candy, and Curley's wife. The uttermost companionless character is Crooks because he is black and all the ranch workers stay away from. 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. The novel "of the Mice and Men" is a story full of dreams, ambitions and visions.
The two main characters play an important role in bringing out these themes along with others like friendship and loneliness. How does Steinbeck present solitariness in ‘of mice and men’? During the Great Depression in the s in the USA many migratory workers went to California in hunt of work.
Perhaps what Crooks wants more than anything else is a sense of belonging—to enjoy simple pleasures such as the right to enter the bunkhouse or to play cards with the other men. This desire would explain why, even though he has reason to doubt George and Lennie’s talk about the farm that they want to own, Crooks cannot help but ask if there might be room for him to come along and hoe in the garden.