Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Why is there loneliness in this world, why can't everyone talk to one another? Nearly all the characters in Of Mice and Men had loneliness at one time or another. This affects the character's outcome because when an individual is lonely they'll do anything to get out the barrier caused by loneliness. There are three characters that carry on loneliness in this novella.
One way loneliness was in of Mice and Men is by the character Crooks. This character lives by himself, has no roommates, or someone to call friend. Crooks is the stable buck who takes care of the horses and lives by himself. He is the only black man living in the ranch in a time where discrimination was allowed. He needed someone that gets him through the lonely times. Crooks is very knowledgeable and keeps his room tidy and neat. He has been overpowered by loneliness and is always on his toes when someone is showing kindness toward him. Crooks quoted that “a guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you. I tell ya, a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick" (Steinbeck 71). This indicates that crooks is going through a rough period in his life and needs a helping hand. Crooks gets excited
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Lennie is big and strong but he has the mindset of a child. Lennie is not lonely but is afraid of being lonely when george leaves him. Lennie is the only character who is innocent enough not to fear loneliness. Lennie doesn't know his full strength and doesn't use it when he needs it, like when Curley punches him. George and Lennie travel together and have big dreams together. "If you don't want me I can go off in the hills an' find a cave. I can go away any time" (steinbeck 101). Lennie offered that he would jump in a lake if George doesn't want him anymore. George and Lennie dream to live on a ranch and raise rabbits. Once Lennie dies the American dreams of george and the old man candy’s die