Of Mice and Men

How does Steinbeck describe Crooks' living conditions?

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Crooks lives in a small enclave beside the horse stables. It is demeaning and isolating. At the same time, it is the only space that Crooks can call his own.

Crooks, the Negro stable buck, had his bunk in the harness room; a little shed that leaned off the wall of the barn. On one side of the little room there was a square four-paned window, and on the other, a narrow plank door leading into the barn. Crooks’ bunk was a long box filled with straw, on which his blankets were flung. On the wall by the window there were pegs on which hung broken harness in process of being mended; strips of new leather; and under the window itself a little bench for leather-working tools, curved knives and needles and balls of linen thread, and a small hand riveter.