"On one side of the little room there was a square four-paned window, and on the other, a narrow plank door leading into the barn. Crooks’ bunk was a long box filled with straw, on which his blankets were flung. On the wall by the window there were pegs on which hung broken harness in process of being mended; strips of new leather; and under the window itself a little bench for leather-working tools, curved knives and needles and balls of linen thread, and a small hand riveter. On pegs were also pieces of harness, a split collar with the horsehair stuffing sticking out, a broken hame, and a trace chain with its leather covering split. Crooks had his apple box over his bunk, and in it a range of medicine bottles, both for himself and for the horses. There were cans of saddle soap and a drippy can of tar with its paint brush sticking over the edge. And scattered about the floor were a number of personal possessions;" (Steinbeck 104).
The reason why I chose to include so much for this quote was because of how important this information. Right after this quote the books tells us that Crooks is more permanent than the other men. Most of the other men have few items. This shows that Crooks have accepted that he will not be leaving anytime soon. So he chooses to make the most of it by having all of these things. All it makes feel a bit more equal compared to anyone because he feels that if he can at least still own his own possessions. I think this shows that he has accepted his position in life.