Can you explain two weak characters in Of Mice and Men?  

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Crooks is one of the weakest characters in the novella and is the only worker who suffers from racial discrimination. Crooks occupies the lowest social caste on the ranch because he is the only black worker on the farm. Crooks cannot even live with the other workers in the bunkhouse and is forced to reside in a small room attached to the barn. Crooks is also physically weak and gets his name from his crooked back. Crooks even occupies a lower social caste than Curley's wife, who threatens to have him hanged in chapter four. One could argue that Crooks is the loneliest, weakest character in the novella because he suffers from racial discrimination and lacks individual freedom.

Candy is also depicted as an extremely weak character in the novella. Candy is the old swamper, who lost one of his hands in a farm accident. Candy understands that he is essentially useless on the farm and realizes that it is only a matter of time before he is let go. Similar to his ancient dog, Candy's old age...

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