-Of Mice and Men-



Crooks is a black stable worker who cares for the horses. He is crucially a symbol of racial injustice, as Crooks is isolated from the other hands because of his skin colour. He also convinces Lennie to let him join their dream of land, but he must give up that dream. Therefore, he is a key character in showing wider issues within society, which are explore in Of a Mice and Men


‘A guy on a ranch don’t never listen nor he don’t ast no questions’

‘I ought to of shot that dog George I shouldn’t ought to of let no stranger shoot my dog’

‘I ain’t got no relatives or nothing’

(Steinbeck on authority ): ‘Candy looked a long time at Slim to try to find some reversal’

‘When they can me here I wisht somebody’d shoot me.’

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