Crooks in of mice and men

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today, Crooks might describe his ethnicity as Black-American or african, but in the novel Steinbeck describes him as "Crooks the negredo stable buck" (Page 66).  The casual way in which some characters use racist klanguage towords him in the play suggests that that attitude was Ok in that time.  Crooks sleeps in the harness room and lives apart from the other ranch hands.  He has become hardened and embitted by the way he is routinely treated.  However, when he is


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