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Of Mice and Men Chapter 4 - "They Left all the weak ones here"

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Chapter 4 English Essay

"They left all the weak ones here"

Due to George thinking that Lennie may embarrass him, Lennie is in Crooks' room. "Slim an' George an' ever'body [went into town]. George says I gotta stay here an' not get in no trouble. I seen your light." This implies that George was telling Lennie to stay at the ranch. Presumably, George had Lennie to do this as he wanted some time away from George. As Lennie did not ask for a proper reason, and obeyed George, he simply stayed at the ranch. This shows that Lennie lacks the mental strength to question George, and the will to defy George and socialise with fellow ranch workers.

In 1930s America, laws were set by the government which discriminated against coloured people, and there were laws which would now be considered racist and against the US Constitution. Crooks is not allowed in the bunk house because of this racism. "[I'm not wanted] Cause I'm black. They play cards in there, but I can't play because I'm black. They say I stink. Well, I tell you, you all of you stink to me." Crooks is not allowed in

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