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
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Of Mice and Men is a novella written by Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. Published in 1937…
famous book in 1937 by the name of “Of Mice And Men” .This book is a story about 2 male adults by the name of George and Lennie, Lennie however is child-like. George is devoted to Lennie because Lennie is immature and behaves like an 3 year old. John Steinbeck explains that George and Lennie move from place to place in search of a new job that would make their dream come true.The following essay will be about: who the loneliest characters in the book “Of Mice and Men”.
Curley’s wife is a…
In the novel, “Of Mice and Men”, there are many objects of symbolism. Throughout the book, there is symbolism through people, animals and objects. These symbols create a deeper meaning, and a better understanding to the themes present in the novel. The mice, rabbits, dogs, Curley’s wife, and even George and Lennie’s dream farm represent symbolism for the duration of the book.
The literary critic, A Teachable Good Book: Of Mice and Men, argues that “the characters, too, are simple yet significant…
Of mice and men
The story “of mice and men” by John Steinbeck is about the great depression times. Times when people worked eleven hours or more. Back when people hustle work when possible, people lived on a hand to mouth life.
When Lennie was kicked out of weed, Lennie and George went a few miles south where there are green hillsides, golden sands in the sunlight, and warm waters. George and Lennie worked in a field bucking barley under the hot sun. This area had plenty of sunshine but…
Of Mice and Men Literary Analysis
Everyone at some point in their life has been or knows someone who has experienced loneliness. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the author Mr. Steinbeck incorporates many different themes. A major theme is how loneliness affects everyone is some type of way wether it is one of our main characters in George, a female in Curley's wife, or some one of a different race in Crooks. This comes to show loneliness affects everyone regardless of age, sex,…
Critical Analysis of Mice and Men!
￼Of Mice and Men is a commonly used work of literature due essentially to the form and the issues it raises. John Steinbeck’s use of dialogue, verses contextual description, makes the work accessible to younger readers, as does his use of repeating images. of equal importance is the way in which he throws in the themes of friendship and loneliness. By focusing on a group of loners, Steinbeck highlights the isolation and sense of being different that can seem…
In the book Of Mice and Men loneliness is a major theme. Loneliness is when somebody has nobody to talk to and all by himself. You can be surrounded by people and be lonely or have nobody around and be lonely. In Of Mice and Men there is a lot of loneliness. Almost every character has a bit of loneliness in them. In the novel a few of the characters that are lonely are Curley’s wife, Crooks and Candy.
One of the characters that displayed loneliness was Candy. Candy’s dog was killed and the dog…
Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex. In the book Of Mice and Men one of the main issues that caused conflict in the novel is discrimination. Each character in the novel is treated differently for how they are in some way. Discrimination in Of Mice and Men is demonstrated by agism against Candy, racism against Crooks, and disability discrimination against Lennie.
To start of, Candy faces discrimination…
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 against the realization of ones dreams. For, Steinbeck’s characters, the dream of land represents independence and honour, George and…
Of Mice and Men
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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…