Analyzing what makes the three loneliest character’s in the story Of Mice and Men isolated Loneliness can create a big black hole in ones heart. As a result it can destroy ones life slowly and painfully, much like getting stabbed many times and dying in a deep darkness. In the novela Of Mice And Men the author John Steinbeck shows one how a person’s age, gender, and race can make one feel lonely and isolated from the world. Candy knows that he can’t do much anymore and he seems terribly afraid of death; Curley’s wife suffers because of a loveless marriage and Crooks, the stable buck, experiences isolation because of his race. Candy suffered from loneliness because of his age and because he can’t do much with one hand. Candy’s missing hand cut off the ability to connect with other people. In addition his missing hand also cuts off the ability to work on the same things as the other men do, so “they gave him a job swampin’” (59).Candy refused to let go of his old dog even when Carlson volunteered to kill the dog for Candy. Therefore the dog symbolizes a best friend to Candy and the dog became part of his family as time went by which made it even harder for him to let someone else kill his dog. Candy had no family and for this reason letting go of his dog would make him more lonely then he already seemed. Candy’s fear of death made him seem even more lonely because he had no family or children that he could give the money he earned and worked so hard for at the ranch. Candy almost seemed more lonely then Curley’s wife. Curley’s wife suffers from loneliness because of her gender and because of a loveless marriage. Curly’s wife has no one to talk to because Curley doesn’t allow her to talk with anyone, so she pampers herself the whole day. Steinbeck reveals Curly’s wife’s loneliness by telling the reader that she gets lonely when she tells Lennie, “I get awful lonely” (86). Curly’s wife also suffers from loneliness because she has a loveless marriage. “I don’t like Curly”(89) said Curly’s wife to Lennie which tells one that Curley’s wife is all alone in the ranch. She also feels lonely because Curley doesn’t give her the attention she wants and truly desires to have at the ranch. Curly’s wife also suffers because she didn’t grow up on a farm. One can get the idea that Curley’s wife didn’t grow up as a farm girl because she tells Lennie when they spoke for the very first time in the barn. Curley’s wife threatens Crooks in Crooks own room and made him feel lonely and unwanted. Crooks, the African-American stable buck, suffers loneliness because of his race. The first thing that reveals Crooks loneliness is that Crooks sleeps outside in a little room because the men don’t want a colored man in there with them. Crook has no friends on the ranch and talks to no one except Slim and the boss and they only talk about business. Crooks the loneliest man on the ranch, has no one sleeping in the same roof as him and he has no one helping him on the ranch. “I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick”(73) Crooks doesn’t just get emotionally sick but he also gets mentally sick. “Maybe if he sees something’, he don’t know wheatear its right or…
In the novella Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck loneliness is a key theme and many characters show this trait. These characters are Curley’s wife, Crooks, Slim, George and Candy. Curley’s wife shows loneliness by always complaining about not being able to talk to anyone and she pesters everyone to talk to her. Crooks shows loneliness be talking to Lennie about what he would do if George didn’t come back from town and he is also the only black person there on the ranch (shows it is what Crooks is…
Of mice and Men, the novel by John Steinbeck, is one of the most important texts in American literature because the characters represent significant roles that shows in the real world. During the Great Depression back in the 1930’s, many individuals had an American Dream that one will achieve, but had to be adjourn. There are many themes that are in the book of Mice and Men that stands out, but the one that stands out the most is a Dream Deferred. The theme is the most meaningful to the reader…
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"Ain’t many guys travel around together," he mused. "I don’t know why. Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other." (38). Of Mice and Men is a genius book written by John Steinbeck. The book itself has many themes. This paper is going to focus on loneliness. Steinbeck does a good job showing loneliness among people.
The character Crooks, the stable buck, is lonely. He was black. Because he is black, he doesn’t get to hang out with the other…
English- Control Assessment
‘Of Mice and Men’
Of Mice and Men is a short novel written by the author John Steinbeck, in which he explores the themes of friendship and loneliness. Following the lives of the 1930s ranch workers, and the hope of achieving the ‘American Dream’ and how events can conspire…
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In the book of mice and men , George and Lennie are best friends traveling together. Lennie is disabled, he forgets thing n he’s just like a big kid. At the end of the book George shoots Lennie in the back of the head and kills him. Was it the wrong or right thing for George to kill Lennie?? I Think it was right in a way.
George had killed Lennie for several reasons, if George hadn’t killed Lennie himself Lennie would have been killed either way. Also he might have been tortured…
classics” are actually really good books, and that is why most professors or teachers choose these novels for us to read and analyze. I chose Of Mice and Men by Steinbeck.
Of Mice and Men is an easy read, and Steinbeck does not sugar coat anything, which is probably the reason it is so controversial to read in schools. Although it is an easy read, Of Mice and Men contains complex ideas and themes not necessarily fit for people approximately younger than fifteen. Another reason I am so attached to this…
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Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937…
In Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men, friendship becomes very valuable early on. Lennie and George are seen as an odd pair since no two men usually travel together, but as the story goes on their friendship is what so many of the ranch workers long for. The characters that Lennie and George run into are hard and tough men but even though they put up walls against others, they want a friend just like Lennie has George and vice versa. We can see that the friendship Lennie and George bring to the story…
Name- Rusha Srinjayi Sen
Grade – 9
Subject – English
Teacher – Mr.Kent
Date – Thursday 20th, November 2014.
Of Mice and Men Summative Essay
Question : Explain the value of relationships in this story, and how this contrasts to the problem of loneliness. Be sure to include insight about the value of this idea in society.
Written by John Stienback, Of Mice and Men, is a story about two uncommon friends, George and Lennie who travel and work from place to place so that they can earn enough money…
Loneliness in Of Mice and Men
One of the most important themes in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is loneliness. Multiple characters in this book are lonely, and all in very different ways. Lennie is a very lonely character. Because of his mental capacity people do not understand him. Curley’s wife is one of the most obvious lonely characters because the only person she can talk to is her husband. Another lonely character is George even though on the outside he does…