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Flashcards in Crooks Deck (8)
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1

Represents

- plight of black people
- loneliness
- cynical about dream
- mistreatment made him cruel

2

Context

- race separates him from others
- failure of American Dream
- segregation, Jim crow laws

3

Quote to show crooks wanting friends

'Crooks scowled but Lennies disarming smile defeated him'
- can't deal with niceness
- secretly happy
- black people not used to people talking to them

4

Loneliness

'It's just being with another guy. That's all'
- basic want
- craves connection
- human right, no rights

5

Possession of small things

'You got no right to come in my room. This here's my room'
- room is only true possession
- migrant worker
- responds with violence, predatory nature of society
- no hope for friendship, been alone for so long

6

Futility of dream

'Nobody never gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land. It's it's in their head.'
- understands futility, lost everything
- experienced
- lost hope in positivity

7

Marginalised

'This is just a nigger talkin'
- doesn't mean anything, invisible
- would probably get rejected if tried to make friends

8

Predatory nature of society

'Crooks' face lighted with pleasure in his torture'
- need for torture building up
- taste of their own medicine, understanding how he feels, perhaps wants them to understand eachother?????