The storylines being addressed are racism and sexism. They continue to discuss their plan to buy a farm and Crooks begins to warm to the scheme, even offering his own money and services if they'll take him on as well. Crooks is not allowed to sleep with the other workers and Steinbeck has made it clear that his accommodation is not really fit for any human. Lennie asks to join Crooks in his room. Not for the dead girl. So bad, that now George really might not let him tend the rabbits.
Yet somehow all these weak people found one another, and until Curley's wife showed up seemed to be enjoying one another's company. But, like his dad always told him, he needs to watch out for white people, as George implies that this plan is not going to work. As he talks, though, she notices the bruises on his face and deduces his role in Curley's injury. Crooks is isolated from everyone else and has, as a result of this, come to believe that he does not deserve company. With his hat pulled down low over his eyes, George says nothing. Curley's wife tries to show her power over these weak men threatening to get them all fired before George shows up.
His sour attitude remains, however, as he tells Lennie that his dreams of owning a farm with rabbits is unlikely to amount to anything tangible. Steinbeck has included Crooks to represent black people in America and show how they were treated. Though we might feel some sympathy for Curley's wife initially, she begins to talk to Lennie and try to get him to tell her about Curley's hand, leading Crooks to tell her to leave Lennie alone. The shared farm dream is almost a cure for this loneliness, so everyone wants to be a part of it. Ultimately, though, she is revealed as frightened of her husband as she sneaks off to her house. Curley's wife also exemplifies the theme of loneliness in Of Mice and Men.
Crooks: The Stable Buck Chapter Four develops the character of Crooks, the stable buck, who lives alone in a part of the barn. It's possible to go quite far with this socialist reading the more one knows about Marxist theory. Despite his pride, Steinbeck shows that he is actually very lonely and wishes that he had more company. In conclusion we are able to learn a great deal about Crooks in these pages all of which is there to remind us of the awful thing which was segregation. It also adds to the idea of it being old. Both have a bleak and accurate insight into the fundamental nastiness of people. Firstly, that Crooks is like an animal because he sleeps next to the barn, also he cannot be important if he lives in a shed.
Not just her own, but her willingness to use bureaucratic racism to attack Crooks. These questions could be used for a class discussion, a debate, or to focus the thinking of a small group. Crooks continues to hassle him about the idea and it starts to get to Lennie. Curley's wife understands the deep-laden competitive urge for possessing women which tears men apart, and she knows that she is cast as the villain in this eternal game of one-upmanship. Bitter about his loneliness, Crooks asks Lennie what would happen if George was killed and did not come back to take care of him.
George comes in the barn calling after Lennie and Lennie answers from Crooks room. Crooks also demands she leave, but quiets when she curses him and threatens to have him lynched. Lennie, however, doesn't understand the unwritten code of racial segregation. But locked up is no way for a man to live, either. Candy- the beaten down realist who is getting close to realizing a dream of his. The sixth and final chapter begins on page 99 and ends on page 107. He tries to start up a conversation, but Crooks is so shocked to have a visitor that at first he seems upset by the intrusion.
Curley's wife understands the deep-laden competitive urge for possessing women which tears men apart, and she knows that she is cast as the villain in this eternal game of one-upmanship. She is especially comparable to Crooks; both are obviously intelligent and perceptive of themselves as well as others, and both contain a deep bitterness stemming from their mistreatment. What other characters have significant names? Crooks then changes the subject and asks Lennie what he would do if George just left and if Lennie never heard from him again. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. Crooks, worried about all their jobs and sick of how she is speaking to them, tells her to get lost. Candy suggests that she leave the men alone because she has a husband and should not be spending time with other men.
Soon George arrives looking for Lennie; he admonishes Candy for talking about the plan to buy the farm. Candy is marginalized because he is old and crippled. Not for the dead girl. Crooks is mentioned prior to chapter four, but his first real appearance is in this chapter. Sometimes I'd like to bust him myself.