Essay about Of Mice and Men Esssay

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In the novel, Of Mice and Men, partnership can come in many forms, such as: marriage, friendship, and pet and owner. Partnership is advantageous because it prevents loneliness, helps you achieve the American dream, comforts you in times of need, and builds character. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck uses (Mention characters) to demonstrate the advantages of partnership.
First of all, partnership prevents loneliness, which is evident in the book that many of the characters suffer from it. For example, when everybody was playing a horseshoe tournament except for Lennie and Curley's Wife, Curley's Wife went up to Lennie in the barn, but Lennie said, “George says I ain’t to have nothing to do with you— talk to you or nothing.” Then, Curley's Wife said, “Why can’t I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely” (Steinbeck, 43). She explains how lonely she gets, stuck in her house with nobody to talk to except for Curley. Another example of a lonely character in Of Mice and Men is Crooks. When Lennie went into Crooks' room when everybody else was in town, Crooks said “Books ain’t no good. A guy needs somebody—to be near him... I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick” (36). Since Lennie and George are friends, they do not suffer from loneliness. They are always with each other and travel together. Because these two characters aren't lonely, they can achieve greater things than what other lonely characters can. “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no fambly.... With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us” (8). This