How does Steinbeck create sympathy for Crooks In 'Of Mice and Men?'
In my controlled assessment I will show ways of how Steinbeck creates sympathy for Crooks in the novel 'Of Mice and Men'. Crooks is a spectacular craftsman.His individual features are shown in the novel of this book. He also shows the reality of the majority of coloured people and how he was a victim of racism. America in 1937 was a very racist place. Crooks life reflects the experience of many black people and how they were treated and felt at the time of the novel was created and at the time in the ranch.
Steinbeck creates sympathy for Crooks as he is very lonely. This is shown in the beginning of representing Crooks by saying "the negro stable buck, had his bunk in the harness room; a little shed that leaned off the wall of the barn. On one side of the little room there was a square four-paned window, and the other, a narrow plank door leading into the barn."(page66) This shows that Crooks suffering is relentless. The physical pain perhaps symbolizes the pain that was felt by black people at the time. This caused him to be lonely. He was forced to sleep in a separate bunk than the others. To be Trapped in solitude all night long, this resorts him to why he read books as his only companion .This was mainly because of how he was very cold-hearted and did not accept company although he was in need for it.
Another point is that Crooks first tried to make Lennie leave his room as he is so used to being isolated and having no one to talk to, but then he decided that Lennie would not understand why he wanted him...