How Does Steinbeck Present Crooks In Of Mice And Men

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Of mice and Men is a fictional book written by John Steinbeck, it is set within the time period of 1930 in America, California. In the book Steinbeck presents crooks as a victim of the society and he tries really hard to make sure the reader feel some form of sympathy towards Crook. He tries to show that the reader that it just isn’t acceptable to treat people with such bigotry and hatred because they are of a different skin colour or gender. Steinbeck presents Crooks as a sympathetic character because all the discrimination and the bad attitude towards Crooks is true and Steinbeck probably gives a sugar-coated version compared to the true horror, loneliness and isolation that Crooks and other black people at the time suffered. Just looking at crook’s living condition you can tell just how horribly he was treated “a little shed that leaned off the wall of the barn” this is basically showing that he was thought so badly of that he might as well be put in with the animals. This shows his permanent role on the ranch but yet he is still isolated and discriminated against just cause he is black.…show more content…
Crooks are physically abused by almost every guy on the ranch and the sad thing is that most of them would not have lost a night’s sleep over it just because he was black. We see this when candy is talking to George when him and Lennie first get to the ranch “the boss gives him hell when his mad” and yet the boss is still considered a nice guy. Steinbeck also shows the level of discrimination by having the characters use the word nigger when referring to crooks rather than using his real
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