What role does crooks play in the novel?
Consequently, how does Steinbeck present crooks in Chapter 4?
Crooks is presented to us an intelligent man despite his race. On page 67 of chapter 4, the description states “a mauled copy of the California Civil Code 1905.” This is proof that Crooks is able to read, which suggests his intelligence, but also shows us he is aware of the rights he is entitled to as a black man.
Subsequently, question is, why is crooks called crooks How does this reflect his personality? Crooks gets his name from the injury of his spine. He looks crooked and disfigured which is the orgin of his nickname. This reflects his personality such in a way of the sterotypical hunched persona; a bitter man whose life's intent is figured and only thought of.
Secondly, how is Crooks presented in the novel?
Crooks is a black man set on a 1930's ranch, working as a stable buck. Steinbeck presents the Character of Crooks to us as he wouldn't of been considered during the times of the 'Great Depression' and shows us the negative stereotypes of black people in an American 1930's society.
Why was crooks dream important?
Crooks dreams of having company and belonging somewhere where he is wanted. Crooks wants to belong. He is the African-American stable hand. Because of his race, he is ostracized by the ranch hands.