Even before she enters, she “cut off” the sunshine in the doorway.
This little detail tells us that she brings darkness with her.
He even tells George even uses Lennie’s need as leverage to keep him under control. Unfortunately, Lennie tends to hurt the animals that he does receive.
He is too strong for the animals that she cares for.
Well, they wouldn’t be allowed to segregate him, be racist towards him, threaten him. In fact, because of his learning and his abilities, he may well have been in charge of a team of his own. You can find the passage in starting with “Both men glanced up, for the rectangle of sunshine in the doorway was cut off.” and it ends with “‘So that’s what Curley picks for a wife.'” Things to do with Curley’s Wife.
Then I think about the events that caused Crooks to be treated like this – the racist laws, the oppression of black people, the small-minded attitudes, the life on the farm, the lack of job stability, the Great Depression. “…the rectangle of sunshine in the doorway was cut off.” “A girl was standing there looking in.” “She had full, rouged lips” “wide-spaced eyes” “heavily made-up” “Her fingernails were red.” “Her hair hung in little rolled clusters” “She wore a cotton housedress and red mules…
Lennie’s good intentions fell short in comparison to his power.
Lennie was looking for responsibility in pets but took on too much when the animals would be killed by his overwhelming strength.
John Steinbeck shows the theme that in life, responsibility is best taken in moderation in his novel Of Mice and Men.
In Of Mice and Men, George shows the weight of responsibility on taking care of Lennie.