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    offer light comedy. “The Black Crook” was at first simply a melodrama by Charles M. Barras that retold the Faust story and borrowed liberally from other plays with similar plots and themes. William Wheatley, who was the manager of Niblo’s was concerned that the play would fail. The script was poorly written and the acting was not much better. Then something oddly magical happened. There was a theatre fire at the Academy of Music in New York. A French ballet

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    dream that one day little black boys and girls will be holding hands with little white boys and girls” Martin Luther king. In the book Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck,. The story Of Mice and Men is about George and Lennie going to a ranch to work and meet the hand Crooks. Crooks is the hand on the ranch he’s been so for many years, and hes got a crooked back so they keep him around. There are many themes in this book but I’m focusing on one the oppression of blacks in this time period represented

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    character of Crooks in Chapter 4? Chapter 4 of the ‘Of Mice and Men’ novella introduces a character named Crooks. Crooks isn’t shown as a main character of the story, but is given much light in this chapter. Crooks is a black man set on a 1930’s ranch, working as a stable buck. Steinbeck presents the Character of Crooks to us as he wouldn’t of been considered during the times of the ‘Great Depression’ and shows us the negative stereotypes of black people in an American 1930’s society. Crooks is a

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    English Ⅱ 14 December 2014 Crooks in Of Mice and Men Of Mice and Men took place during the Great Depression where the stock market crashed. Crooks lives by himself because he is the only black man on the ranch, feeling left out Crooks throws himself into reading books. Crooks longing to be a part of civilization, but because of the black and whites rules Crooks can’t be part the boy’s interaction. His American Dream is to be free and

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    characters use very racist actions toward the stable-buck, Crooks. It is evident that the men in this story are extremely racist because of the racial slurs used towards the black man, no one seems to care what he has to say or what he does, and Crooks is being separated from everyone else in the bunkhouse. As stated beforehand the men use multiple racial slurs toward the stable-buck. Mainly words such as, nigger are used to offend Crooks. Crooks is the only African-American in the book and is victimized

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    crucial ending. In the book Steinbeck tells us about Crooks. Crooks is so named because of a crooked back caused by a kick from a horse. Crooks is the stable hand who takes care of the horses and lives by himself because he is the only black man on the ranch. But Crook has been so beaten down by loneliness and prejudicial treatment of that he is now suspicious of any kindness he receives. In the book “Of Mice and Men” John Steinbeck describes Crook as the only

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    racism was a normal lifestyle led by those who were black; one of the characters that portrays this theme in the novel is the character of Crooks. Steinbeck presents Crooks as being lonely since he is a black man, “See the stable buck’s a nigger.” The word “nigger” makes Crooks excluded from the ranch men who are white, and therefore he tries to ignore their racial comments on him. This affects the reader since it makes us feel empathy towards Crooks and uncomfortable when saying “nigger” nowadays as

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    How does Steinbeck present the character of Crooks? In the novel “Of Mice and Men”, the character of Crooks is used by John Steinbeck, the author, to symbolise the downgrading of the black community occurring at the time in which the novel was set. Crooks is also significant as he provides an insight into the reality of the American Dream and the feelings of the people in the ranch; their loneliness and need for company. Steinbeck presents Crooks as a victim of racism and throughout the book, he

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    How is Crooks presented in the novella ‘Of Mice And Men’? In the novella ‘Of mice And Men’ Steinbeck presents the character Crooks as marginalised and segregated. This is shown when Crooks was not even being introduced in detail until halfway through the novella unlike the other characters, ‘”The stable bucks a nigger”’. The reader feels sorry for crooks in some way as he isn’t treated the way as maybe he deserves.’”I can’t play because I’m black”’.Back in the 1930s the reader wouldn’t feel the

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    was very common. The character, Crooks, in Of Mice and Men was discriminated and the way he was nicknamed are examples of Crooks being an archetypal character. In the novella Of Mice and Men the author portrays Crooks as an archetype character. In the novella Of Mice and Men the character Crooks is an African American worker on a ranch in California. Crooks can be identified as an archetype character because of the nickname people gave him. Crooks is nicknamed “Crooks” due to his back injury that he

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