Crooks says he has heard it all before and has known other ranch men who have talked about similar dreams, but never made them a reality. Crooks bored in on him. When Lennie visits him in his room, his reaction reveals this fact. Crooks bunk lets the reader gather much information. Crooks’ room has ‘a meagre yellow light’ which suggests that there is very little hope in Crooks’ life. At first, Crooks is reluctant to allow Lennie into his room, angry that he isn’t permitted to be in the white men’s room. Crooks is bookish and likes to keep his room neat, but he has been so beaten down by loneliness and prejudicial treatment of that he is now suspicious of any kindness he receives. In conclusion we are able to learn a great deal about Crooks in these pages all of which is there to … This room was swept and fairly neat, for Crooks was a proud, aloof man. This is the case because he is black and so nobody cares for him. Crooks (named for his crooked back) is the stable hand who works with the ranch horses.
Crooks tells Curley’s wife that she should leave. It is Saturday night, and Crooks is alone in his room when Lennie appears in the door. What does Curley's wife say she could have done instead of … "Want me ta tell ya what'll happen? I ain’t wanted in the bunk house, and you ain’t wanted in my room.” Crooks is obviously resentful because of the unjust treatment he receives as a black man living in 1930s America.
Crooks is a lively, sharp-witted, black stable-hand, who takes his name from his crooked back. Like most of the characters in the story, he admits that he is extremely lonely. Crooks is secretly pleased by Candy’s appearance in his room. The threats Crooks poses cover everything from George's leaving voluntarily to dying in an accident.... but it doesn't stop there. Summary and Analysis Chapter 4. He kept his distance and demanded that other people keep theirs. The workers in the story are all housed in one central area, except for Crooks who is isolated. What does George say about Candy and Lennie visiting with Crooks? Crooks is not pleased (secretly or otherwise) by Curley’s wife’s presence in his room. However, Lennie does not understand the unwritten code of racial segregation and does not leave. Crooks so enjoys Lennie's discomfiture that he even goes so far as to tell Lennie what will happen if George does disappear. Subjects Crooks retreats when she threatens to have him … Crooks, the Negro stable buck, had his bunk in the harness room; a little shed that leaned off the wall of the barn. His loneliness comes through too as he says to Lennie : Crooks shyly suggests that he would like to live on the dream farm. At first Crooks sends Lennie away, but eventually a conversation ensues in which Lennie says he came into the barn to see his pups, and Crooks warns Lennie that he is taking the pups from the nest too much. However, Lennie’s innocence finally wins him over and the two talk. He lives by himself because he is the only black man on the ranch. Crooks tells him “You go on get outta my room. George tells them that they should not be in Crooks's room and that they should not have told him about the farm.