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In Of mice and men Crooks is used to reflect one of the key themes presented throughout of
survival of the fittest ­ Crook's ' the Negro stable buck' immediately expresses the disadvantaged
situation that Crooks is in as he is not only a Negro in the 1920's but he's a disabled Negro which
further emphasises the prejudice he faces due to this.…read more

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You got no right to come in my room.' The repetition of the word `right `suggests that
as Crooks has been made completely aware of his rights in society, that he isn't afraid of ensuring
that others are aware of theirs. Crooks is bookish and likes to keep his room neat which suggests
that he is proud- this contrasts the stereotypical image held of black people at the time.…read more


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