Crooks- Of Mice and Men quotes

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What are the 5 key events for Crooks?
1-Description of Crooks' room. 2-Description of Crooks. 3-His past. 4-Torments Lennie. 5-Joins dream. 6-Curley's Wife attack.
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Key event 1- First quote..
"Broken tools"-symbolic as he is broken body and soul due to way people treat him.
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Key event 1- Second quote...
"California civil code"-Obsessed with rights, defensive due to endemic racism.
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Key event 1- Third quote..
"Gold rimmed spectacles"-Only thing not on floor. Reading allows him to escape.
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Key event 2- First quote..
"Proud aloof man"&"kept his distance and demanded other people kept theirs"- defensive, guarded.Facade of approachability as he wants to reject those who reject him.
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Key event 2- Second quote..
"Crooked spine"-Called Crooks due to injury.Ranchers use this name to show lack of respect to him.
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Key event 2- Third quote...
"Pain-tightened lips"-Constant suffering, both mental and physical.
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Key event 3- First quote..
"But i know now"-He didn't know hardship as a child. Wasn't involved in slavery or discriminated against as a child. Only struggled in life when he got older.
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Key event 3- Second quote...
"Why it's just a ****** saying it"-knows harsh reality. Unvalued, isolated, has no self-esteem.
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Key event 4- First quote...
"Private victory"-Like Curley and his Wife- want little power for just a moment as have none of their own. Retaliating against ranchers.
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Key event 4- Second quote...
"A guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick"-Motivation for his cruelty, deeply miserable.Desperate for company.Sick in body and mind.
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Key event 4- Third quote..
"I was talkin' about myself"- Lennie lives in world of certainties, ironically, happiest in book. Crooks jealous of his ignorance, wants him to feel lonely doubt. Product of environment, unlike Slim.
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Key event 5- First quote..
"Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land"-No hope as he experiences harsh great depression each day. Pessimist, perhaps realist as proved right at end.Reinforces Steinbecks idea that American dream is broken.
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Key event 5- Second quote..
"If you guys..Would want a hand to work for nothing"-Opens up, drops defensive facade and offers to join dream.Desperate to leave current life. Hesitation shows how hard it is for him to ask.
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Key event 6- First quote..
"Get you strung up on a tree"-Hope and friendship made him bold. Curley's Wife reminds him of constant danger he lives in.
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Key event 6- Second quote..
"Made me forget"-First time since childhood he's has friends, made him forget how he's treated now.Happy for a moment.
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Key event 6- Third quote..
"Just foolin'"-Gives up little hope he had as it's safer to be miserable and alone. Steinbecks message is we need hope to be human but it can be dangerous.
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