Of Mice and Men

Crooks has a dictionary and a copy of the California civil code. What do these items tell us about him?

This detail is mentioned moments before Lennie walks into Crooks' quarters and starts talking to him. My assumption is that because Crooks likes to take the time to keep his room clean he also values an education. Please correct me if I am mistaken.

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Crooks is trying to think of his rights. At the time Crooks has no rights; Crooks has nothing. Crooks most likely is uneducated and this shows that he is both learning to read and understand the race laws of his state. Crooks is hoping for a better time where he has rights and is not issolated and lonely.

Also, this certainly shows that Crooks is intelligent and despite his despondence, he has initiative to learn something.