In Chapter 3, for what reasons are Crooks,Candy,and Lennie excluded from the poker game and the poker game and the trips to town?comment on whehter they realize this exclusion and how each feels...

In Chapter 3, for what reasons are Crooks,Candy,and Lennie excluded from the poker game and the poker game and the trips to town?

comment on whehter they realize this exclusion and how each feels about it?

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Crooks is excluded from pretty much everything because he is black.  This was a long time ago and there was not really very much mixing between black and white people.  Crooks is unhappy about this, but he knows that is just how it is.

Candy is excluded because he is old and unpopular.  No one really has much respect for him.

Lennie is excluded because he is too dumb to be in the poker games and too dangerous to bring into town.  Lennie doesn't really care.  All he wants is to have his dream of the ranch and maybe something small and soft to pet.

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