A Coggle Diagram about APPEARANCE (HIS ROOM, 'Got a crooked back where a horse kicked him' He works hard
His body has an unnatural bend to it because of the fact he was kicked when usual. He has a crooked back., 'His eyes.. glitter with intensity' implies he's full of knowledge and observing skills are immaculate., “Crooks was a proud, aloof man.” This shows us how even though there is a huge racial barrier for Crooks he is still proud about himself which is the only way he can keep going. , One important fact about Crook’s appearance is the fact that he is black. This causes all the attitudes from the other workers and puts him in a position were others are better than him. and "He kept his distance and demanded that other people kept theirs"
doesn't feel comfortable ), WHAT HE SAYS/ DOES (Crooks does not say much in the book. When he does he is very insulting in his language. For example when Lennie comes into his room all of crooks emotions come out at once because he feels he has power and authority over Lennie that he had never had before. You got no right to come in my room. “This here’s my room. Nobody got any right in here but me.” Crooks snaps at Lennie because he knows Lennie does not stick up for himself without George. Crooks feels he has more power on the ranch than Lennie and therefore can tell him what to do., Crooks is also rude to Curley’s wife when asking her to leave his room soon after being rude to Lennie because he thinks he has power that he actually doesn’t and this backfires on him. “You ain’t wanted here. We told you you ain’t. An’ I tell ya, you got floozy ideas about what us guys amount to. You ain’t got sense enough in that chicken head to even see that we ain’t stiffs.” This quote shows how angry crooks gets and is acting way above his status insulting his bosses sons wife., “They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black. They say I stink. Well, I tell you, you all of you stink for me. ", “S’pose George don’t come back no more. – Crocks”
Crocks is mean to Lennie because Crocks is very jealous about George and Lennie’s relationships. They are always together, and everyone can see they have a great relationships. However Crocks is always alone, he has no friends, and he wants to have a friends like George and Lennie. So that’s why Crocks said to Lennie that George is not coming back. Crocks has hated by everyone since he was born because he is black, and he also has hated himself. I think he is really loneliness person., "A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody" and 'If i say something, why its just a nigger saying it"), WHAT IS SAID ABOUT HIM, KEY EVENTS ("Crooks had reduced himself to nothing. There was no personality, no ego- nothing to arouse either like or dislike." and When him and CW argue. ), AMERICAN DREAM (
Crooks was involved in the dream with Lennie and George. This came about when Lennie went into his room and they were discussing the dream. Crooks later pulls out of the dream when he realises the realities of his life that he is black and would not be able to achieve this. He pulls out because he had been shown up by Curley’s wife and this showed he had no authority. and The ideal world presented by Crooks also reflects childhood. His father had a chicken ranch full of white chickens, a berry patch, and alfalfa. He and his brothers would sit and watch the chickens.
Companionship and plentiful food are both parts of Crooks' dream), STIENBECKS PORTRAYAL (Steinbeck portrays Crooks as a normal black person around these times. He does not portray him so we feel sorry for him but because of the change in time the book as been read (70 years later) we feel sorry for the racism shown to Crooks. At the time words such as “nigger” where used commonly to describe black people and were not thought as offensive. However know we feel very strong about this type of discrimination and feel sorry for the outcast Crooks. He portrays him to be very possessive man as he keeps everything in his room. This also gives an impression to make him lonely. How Steinbeck INTENDS to portray him is completely dependant on what time generation you read it in. ) and SIGNIFICANCE (Crooks has been put in the book because he shows us the racial separation in the 1930’s. He is a fellow outcast to Curley’s wife, Lennie and Candy. His presence shows us that black people around this era are not respected and thought to be less important then the whites. The other workers are very racist and this is shown throughout the book. )