Ch 3

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  • Symbol: Solitaire
  • Character: Candy
  • Theme: Dreams
  • George is a lonely soul. His only company on the long hard road is an imbecile who only gets him into trouble. None of the ranchmen have very many connections, they have little to no family and friends, and activities where one plays in isolation are not uncommon. George’s game of solitaire is a reclusive act, where George plays alone, and for himself. George has no connections, and his lonely game of solitaire represents that. The solitaire also represents that George is cunning and decisive, for without these traits, the two would not have made it far.
  • Symbol: Crooks' Room
  • Candy is like a broken tool, he cannot be used anymore and simply takes up space. Candy's dream is to have a place where he is always needed and can live happily. Candy is isolated among the ranch hands because he does not fit in, although he is a fellow ranchhand he is old and does not achieve the same amount of work. Candy has white stubble and a missing hand, his personality is withdrawn and timid. These characterizations show how feeble and delicate candy is. Dependent on others, candy cannot live on his own.
  • Character: Crooks
  • As the dreams of people become closer and closer to reality, they take upon an infectious nature that lures in the others to be unified by the possibility. In chapter 3 Candy is sucked in by the detail and pleasantness of George and Lennie’s potential reality, to the point where he is willing to give up all the money he has in the world just for a chance at it. In turn George is convinced by Candy’s money and the sheer slightest chance that his dream could reach fruition. The fight with Curlie however showcases that the obstacles and challenges still exist for them, despite how convinced they are that the dream could be real.
  • Theme: Dreams
  • Crook’s room is a lonely and solitary place, symbolic of his life and social standing on the ranch. It is completely separate from where the other workers sleep just as he himself, is separated from their social circle. It is connected to the stable where the horses sleep, with the unsubtle implication that he deserves no better. In spite of this however he defends his room with vigor, because as a black man he has no other rights to protect. Crook’s room represents the seclusion, hatred, and disrespect that he is treated with as being a man of colour in this point in time.
  • Crooks is a solitary and intelligent man that has been cast away from society because of his race. He yearns for the company and respect of others, but is denied it by almost everyone around him. He is keenly aware of this injustice and attempts to use what little power he has to rectify it, such as educating himself on the law and owning a firearm. However these attempts are mostly fruitless as no matter how much of the law he knows or how fairly he uses his gun, few people will respect the rights of a black man.
  • In Chapter four the dream that is being held close by George, Candy, and Lennie, is introduced to Crooks the stablebuck. Unlike Candy however, Crooks is pulled into the dream only temporarily, before he faced with a harsh reminder. He is forced by Curlie's wife to face that fact that even if he can find people that respect him, and a place to work as a proper rancher, the world will not forget that he is black. It is because of this cruel fact that Crooks does not let himself fall for the dream as he sees the fragility of it's picture.
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