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  • Crooks
    • Segregated in the barn
      • Racism 1930's
        • Candy- "they let the nigger come in that night" -41 talking about a past Christmas
          • They beat him up for fun
            • "Smitty took after the nigger" 41
              • "he woulda killed the nigger"41
        • He does not enter the bunkhouse when he needs to talk to slim -"the stable buck put in his head."-77
        • Refers to Slim as "Mr Slim" showing he knows it is his role in society to serve the powerful
          • He does not enter the bunkhouse when he needs to talk to slim -"the stable buck put in his head."-77
        • When G+L are late, the boss takes it out on Crooks
          • "he give the stable buck  hell, too."-40
            • "the boss gives him hell when he's made" 41
      • He guards his enforced privacy, "This here's my room...I ain't wanted in the bunkhouse, and you ain't wanted in this room"-100
        • He is suspicious of any kindness he receives
        • He finally caves to Lennie and invites him in
          • "It's jut talking and bein' with another guy. That's all."-103
            • "that's all" suggests that Crooks wants more, it shows the reader how little Crooks has and they begin to have sympathy for him.
          • "Come on in and set a while,"-101
      • He is no better than an animal
        • "a little shed that leaned off the wall of the barn"-98
      • 'Crooks possessed... a single- barrelled shotgun' -98
        • Shows he lives in fear and feels its necessary to protect himself
          • He guards his enforced privacy, "This here's my room...I ain't wanted in the bunkhouse, and you ain't wanted in this room"-100
            • He is suspicious of any kindness he receives
            • He finally caves to Lennie and invites him in
              • "It's jut talking and bein' with another guy. That's all."-103
                • "that's all" suggests that Crooks wants more, it shows the reader how little Crooks has and they begin to have sympathy for him.
              • "Come on in and set a while,"-101
          • "Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny."-113
      • "Scattered... were a number of personal possessions"-98
        • Written as if it was a benefit to be alone
      • Men on the ranch say he smells.
        • Racism 1930's
          • Candy- "they let the nigger come in that night" -41 talking about a past Christmas
            • They beat him up for fun
              • "Smitty took after the nigger" 41
                • "he woulda killed the nigger"41
          • Refers to Slim as "Mr Slim" showing he knows it is his role in society to serve the powerful
            • When G+L are late, the boss takes it out on Crooks
              • "he give the stable buck  hell, too."-40
                • "the boss gives him hell when he's made" 41
      • Crooks is cynical of Lennie's dream, but begins to believe in it because it makes him feel worthy and equal to Candy and Lennie
        • This idea is quickly shattered by Curley's wife.
          • Because of this he tells Candy that he was "Jus foolin'" abandoning the dream completely.-116
          • "Well, you keep your place then, Nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny."-113
        • Crooks offers to work on the farm for free because life on the farm offers  dignity
          • "If you...guys would want ahand to work for nothing-just his keep"-109
        • "Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody  gets no land" -106
        • "You say you got the money?"-109
      • owns an old copy of the California Civil Code. Is aware of the rights he has as a black man
        • "a mauled copy of the California civil code for 1905"-98
      • Crooks turns his vulnerability into a weapon to attack those who are weaker
        • "S'pose George don't come back no more. S'pose he took a powder and just ain't coming back. What'll you do then?"-103
          • He is bitter and jealous of George and Lennie's relationship.
            • "you got George"104
      • Crooks' dream is to be treated equally, like when he younger
        • ‘the white kids come to play at our place, an’ sometimes I went to play with them’-102
          • The difference between George and Lennie's dream to Crooks' is that they are dreaming for a future, whereas Crooks' dream is to go to the past
        • The difference between George and Lennie's dream to Crooks' is that they are dreaming for a future, whereas Crooks' dream is to go to the past
      • Whenever he is invited to join in the horse shoe games, he always wins.
        • "that nigger can pitch shoes" -70 "He don't give nobody else a chance to win" -70

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