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Of Mice and Men - Crooks Monologue

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Of Mice and Men Character: Crooks Loneliness is a disease. It eats away at people slowly, gradually tearing them limb from limb. It is a virus that send some people insane, some turn senile, I am lonely no friends, no one to talk to either. Crazy old world these days isn't it when even a black Negro cannot have his own privacy in his own room well that's what I like to call it my room. Maybe it happened to be a good thing that day the fact my privacy was over ruled by a white, strong, tall disheartened lost and confused male or maybe it was just pure ignorance. Either way I got to talk to someone well when I say talk to I may as well have been talking to myself but nevermind he was human!!. His name was Lennie he was a crazy bastard always talking about George this great magnificent person who Lennie thought was God was going to let him tend the rabbits on the land they planned to buy when I say planned I mean dreamed. ...read more.

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I looked in amazement and it finally hit me Lennie does not no a thing about the issue of race. Then once again my privacy would be ignored when Candy came and he too was embarrassed to find Lennie sitting in my "room". Something else hit me then that I was not meant to know about the land they dreamed of but the way George was talking about it and the more I thought about the land it could happen. This is when I thought to myself I could join this trio and I too could help farm and help out on this land and without thinking I said "could I come with you and live on this land". I then thought you stupid fool you are black who would want a Negro this is my purpose to be alone in a dark, stinking and unhealthy stable it wasn't a room just a whole on the side of a stable really. ...read more.

Conclusion

The more I thought about the dream the more I wanted it. The dream would have happened and I repeat happened if Lennie didn't kill that bitch even though she deserved it she ruined my dream, my hopes and now what am I going to do work in this stupid ranch with still no one to talk to but the horses how sad am I!!. That would probably be the best thing to ever happen to that women I mean she is married to Curly I would rather die than have to see or speak to him. As for the dream it is no more than a cloud of mist with George gone and Lennie dead why hold onto something that will never happen?. I will probably die here, what life have I had I have not had a life and probably will not for I am a lonely disheartened Niger and there is no place for a person like me. Peter Henderson English Mrs Olley 1 ...read more.

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A response which offers many interesting and valid insights into Crooks's feelings and thoughts. There is a very good balance of quotations from the book and the monologue writer's own insights into Crooks's feelings and thoughts. The monologue is true to the writing style and spirit of the book. There is certainly a need to proof-read and to use more punctuation in order to make the points made, clearer. The use of paragraphs to break down some of the major points would benefit this piece. Some points also need developing, particularly the shared sense of loneliness between Crooks and Curley's wife.

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