Loneliness PP Essay

Submitted By Paulina-Asbury
Words: 331
Pages: 2

In the novel Of Mice and Men, loneliness is part of the everyday life of the people living and
working on the farm, and it expressed by Crooks when he is talking to Lennie and he says, “I tell
ya’ a guy gets lonely an’ he gets sick” (73). He is letting Lennie know how he feels and trying to
have a conversation with with him because he doesn’t have the chance to do so on a regular
basis. Crooks was used to being alone in his room, and had to find things to do to entertain
himself, as is revealed when he said, “A guy sets alone out here at night, maybe readin’ books or
thinkin’ or stuff like that” (73). Most—if not all— of the people living on the ranch experience
loneliness because they are away from their friends and families, and this is corroborated by
George when he explains life on the ranches to Lennie, telling him the story of the rabbits, “Guys
like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world” (13). Moreover, people that
work on ranches are typically homeless and move constantly from farm to farm and don’t have
the opportunity to make close friends for the same reason. Another character that conveys
loneliness is Curley’s wife, who is a minx; although she tries to be inconspicuous about it, she is
definitely striving for attention. She further expresses her loneliness when she confesses to
Lennie about disliking Curley and wanting interaction with people other than him, “‘I get lonely’
she said. ‘You can talk to people, but I can’t…