OMAM Characters Crooks

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    • Clever
      • p.41 'Got books in his room.'
      • p.41 'He reads alot'
      • p.98 'a tattered dictionary.'
      • p.98 'a manuled copy of the Calfornia civil code for 1905.'
      • p.99 'A pair of large gold rimmed spectacles.'
      • p,99 ' a few dirty books on a special shelf.'
    • Isolated and Lonely
      • has own room
        • due to race
        • due to job
        • fortunate
      • p.98'his bunk in the harness room; a little shed that leaned off the wall off the barn.'
      • p.100 'I ain't wanted in the bunkhouse.'
      • p.103 'A guy talkin' to another guy and it don't make no difference if he don't hear or understand.'
      • p.103 'It's just bein' with another guy.'
      • p.105 'S'pose you had to sit out here an' read books.'
      • p.105'Books ain't no good. A guy needs somebody to be near him.'
      • p.105 'I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick.'
    • Manipulative
      • p.100 'Don't come in a place where you're not wanted.'
      • p.101 'Come on in and set a while.'
      • p.103 'Crooks' face lighted with pleasure in his torture.'
      • p.103 'S'pose George don't come back no more.'
        • likes to see Lennie upset
      • p.103 'His voice grew soft and persuasive
    • Victim Of Racism
      • p.41 'The boss gives him hell when he's mad.'
      • p.41 'The guys wouldn't let him use his feet, so he ****** got him. If he coulda used his feet, Smittyy says he woulda killed the ******.'
        • used for entertainment
      • p.70 'Jesus, how that ****** can pitch shoes.'
      • p.100 'They play cards in there, but I can't play because I'm black.'
      • p.105 'S'pose you couldn't go into the bunk house and lay rummy 'cause you was black.'
      • p.113 'Listen ******,' she said 'You know what I can do to you if you open your trap.'
    • Taken advantaged of by Curley's wife
      • p110 'They left all the weak ones here.'
      • p111' Sat'iday night.Ever'body out doin' something? Standin' here talkin' to a bunch of indle stiffs-a ****** an' a dum-dum and a lousy ol' sheep.'
      • p112 'If you had two bits in the worl', why you'd be in gettin' two shots of corn with it and suckin' the bottom of the glass
      • p112'I know you guys.'
      • p.113 'Listen ******,' she said 'You know what I can do to you if you open your trap?'
      • p113 'Crooks seemed to grow smaller, and he pressed himself against the wall.'
      • p.114 'Crooks had reduced himself to nothing.'
      • p.114 'Nobody'd listen to you an' you know it.'
      • p116 'Well, jus' forget it, said Crooks 'I didn' mean it. Jus' foolin'. I wouldn' want to go no place like that.'
    • Victim Of Predjudice due to back
      • p.41 'The boss gives him hell when he's mad.'
      • p.41 'Got a crooked back where a horse kicked him.'
      • p41 'On account of the ******'s got a crooked back, Smitty can't use his feet.'
      • p113 'you keep your place then ******.'
    • Symbolism of his name
      • broken inside
      • lower than everyone else physically and socially
      • predjudice


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