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ALIENATION AND DISCRIMINATION Crooks Crooks is the main person who is discriminated against This is due to the fact that hes black Nobody listens to anything he says If I say anythin its just a nigger sayin it Another reason hes not as accepted is because hes got a crooked spine so he works in the stable away from the other workers Crooks likes his privacy Hes not welcome and doesnt intrude on the other workers and he expects the same rights Slims usually the only person who visits him until Lennie comes into his room This is when Crooks first hears about the dream Candy and Lennie talk to him about it and he becomes very interested He offers to do jobs for them when they get the place but when Curleys Wife comes in and treats him badly he tells Candy he was only joking about being a part of their dream since his pride has been cut down and he believes that hes not equal Crooks had been discriminated against and isolated for most of his life When he was a little boy he used to play with white kids because there was no other black family around that area His father didnt like him playing with the white kids because hed been discriminated against by whites and he knew that one day Crooks would be as well Curleys Wife Curleys wife is alone on the ranch while the other guys are working because shes a woman Her alienation is dramatically increased by the fact that shes a tart Curley doesnt actually love her he just treats her as a sexual trophy She got told that he could have been an actress and been in movies but her mother wouldnt let her so she runs away from home and met Curley and married him without realising he didnt really love her She had dreams
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