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Significance Of Crooks In 'Of Mice And Men'

Satisfactory Essays
Buck Austin

Mrs. Draper

English III, 6th hour

9 September 2017

The Significance of Crooks in Of Mice and Men

If a person does the same job as another and experiences the same things, why should he or she get treated differently? In the book Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, every character has their own individual role and different characteristic. Even though the characters are all different, they all related back to each other in some way. Except Crooks, he was different in every way to the other character's since he was not the same race. Crooks race played a very important role in the story, and it was to be the "different" one.

Crooks race was such a significant role to the novel because he made the characters feel like they are more important than him, and he does not need to be treated like everyone else. Crooks made them feel like this because he is the only black one on the job. "Sure. Ya see the stable buck's a nigger"(Steinbeck19). The old man said this to George and Lennie because they are new and they should know how everyone treats him. Just before the old man said this he was saying how the boss gave him hell, which helps George understand how to treat him and how he should look and treat Crooks also. Crooks had a room to himself because no one wanted to associate with him and he is used to do everything by his self. The only time Crooks talks to someone is when he is being told what to do or if anyone needs something. "Well I got a
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Crooks just wants to be treated fairly and be equal to everyone since he has to work just like the rest.

Just because someone is a different race you should not treat them equal. If that person does the same work as you do then you need to accept that you are equal just like how Crooks had to work like everyone else and be there the same time everyone is. A person cannot choose their race but they can choose how they act to get
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