Crooks has had enough of Curley's Wife bringing trouble into the ranch, and has decided to speak up about it. But when Curley's wife threatens him by telling him what she could do to him if he and the guys were to do something to her, he is reminded of where he stands in the latter of society.
What are YOU doing in here? Nobody asked you to come in here at all.
Hello there, boys. What are ya'll talking about in here?
Listen. Every time you come on the ranch, you brew all sorts of trouble.
Is there a problem with me coming here? I am the only gal on this here ranch. No need to get snappy with me.
Besides, you need to know where your place is in society. You know what I will do to you if you try to threaten me, don't you?
When Curley's wife enters Crooks's room, all except Crooks are mostly welcoming to her.
Good. See you later, darlings~
However, Crooks soon turned the mood from calm and peaceful to unsettling, especially for Lennie.
What have I done?
Around this point, Curley's wife reminds Crooks of where his true place in society is.
The End (of comic strip)
Now that Crooks has learned his place, Curley's wife is satisfied with what she has achieved, leaving Lennie and Candy in shock.
Nobody knows how to help Crooks at this point, leaving the room a few moments later, thus leaving Crooks alone in his room.
That's all, folks. There's nothing more to see past this point.