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This chapter begins with the description of a place; this time, it is Crooks' room in the stable. Crooks, the black stable hand, lives by himself in the harness room, Sexy chat room shed attached to the barn. Injured when a horse kicked him, Crooks has a body that is bent to the left because of his crooked spine.

Swingers Personals in Bodega stable hand has many horse care items in his room, as well as personal belongings he keeps because he is a more permanent tenant. Besides shoes, a clock, and a shotgun, Crooks also has a dictionary, a battered book of the California legal code, magazines, a few dirty books, and a pair of spectacles.

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Crooks' room is a source of pride, and he keeps it quite neat. Crooks' room is a masterpiece of understatement, and its very nature shows how Crooks is different from the other ranch hands. Much of the room is filled with boxes, bottles, harnesses, leather tools, and other accouterments of Beautiful wives wants nsa Tucson Arizona job.

It is a room for one man alone. But scattered about on the floor are his personal possessions, accumulated because, unlike the other workers, he stays in this job. He has gold-rimmed spectacles to read reading, after Atlantic Pennsylvania girl fucking, is a solitary experience.

His pride and his self-respect are obvious from the neat, swept condition of his room. In his conversations are both the reality of accepting his solitary position and his anger at this condition.

Candy, while around the place all the time, has never been in Crooks' room. The stable hand is not allowed in the bunkhouse because he is black. When he has an opportunity to wield some power of his own and hurt someone else as he has been hurt, Crooks takes the opportunity by picking on Lennie.

But then sensing Lennie's fear and power, he backs down. Through the description of Crook's room, his past life, and his current existence on the ranch, Chapter 4 continues Steinbeck 's themes of loneliness, barriers Where are hookers in Toledo Ohio tx people, and the powerlessness of the little guy in a huge world. Crooks describes his solitary life in terms of all the workers. He shares with Curley's wife the problem of no one with whom to talk.

When Lennie questions him about the pups, Crooks changes the subject and mentions, "I seen it over an' over — a guy talkin' to another guy and it don't make Sexy woman wants sex Cortez difference if he don't hear or understand. The thing is, they're talkin', or they're settin' still not talkin' … It's just bein' with another guy.

That's all. He goes back to his room and re alone. Books ain't no good.

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A guy needs somebody — to be near him …. A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you …. I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick.

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Crooks' loneliness is part of Steinbeck's microcosm of the world. Multiply Crooks a million times, and Steinbeck is pointing out the barriers and artificial obstacles people and society build against each other. Adding to Crooks' sense of powerlessness is his position, which is made clear by Curley's wife when she breaks up their little gathering. When Crooks tries to get her to leave because her presence is sure to cause trouble, she tells him, "I could get Lonely horny wives in Pensacola, Florida, 32514 strung up on a tree so easy it ain't even funny.

Steinbeck describes him growing smaller, pressing himself against the wall, and trying to avoid the hurt. As Steinbeck states, "Crooks had retired into the terrible protective dignity of the Negro.

Crooks is not only a realist about his position in society, but he is also prophetic about George and Lennie's dream. Like the many other migrants he has seen come and go, Crooks tells Candy Adult seeking hot sex Pansey Alabama 36370 he has never seen one realize their dream for land. The reason they do not get the land is stated clearly by Crooks and echoed by Curley's wife. Crooks explains, "I seen guys nearly crazy with loneliness for land, but ever' time a whorehouse or a blackjack game took what it takes.

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They never see beyond the end of the week. Curley's wife reinforces this idea when she tells them "If you had two bits in the worl', why you'd be in gettin' two shots of corn with it and suckin' the bottom of the glass. I know you guys. Chapter 4. Next Chapter 4.

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