Of Mice And Men Examples Of Loneliness

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Have you ever felt lonely or have you ever gotten in a lot of trouble? In this novel, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck depicts (show or represent by a drawing, painting, or other art form) the essential loneliness of California ranch life in the 1930’s. He illustrates how people are driven to find companionship. He illustrates this with Curley’s wife, Lennie and Candy. Curley’s wife, who was never given a name in the book or the movie, shows this the most. She’s always around the boys wanting attention because Curley doesn’t give her enough, or at least not the attention she wants. "I get lonely," she said, “You can talk to people, but I can't talk to nobody but Curly. Else he gets mad. How'd you like not to talk to anybody?" Page 87. Not realizing that Curley would work so much and not pay as much attention to her as she wanted, she married him and lived with him until she went too far and let Lennie touch her hair, and kill her. Some people just grow up and need attention no matter what they do or where they go. Sometimes it might go too far and someone might get hurt. Lennie is another example of loneliness and trouble. He’s mainly an example of trouble. I say this because near the beginning in the book and in the movie, it is told that Lennie was …show more content…
Candy is a minor character but is major to being lonely. As you know, Candy is an old man who had a very old dog. This dog has been alive as long as Candy could remember. One of the guys got sick of the smell of the dog and took him out away from Candy and shot the dog to put it out of its misery. Candy was devastated and felt terrible that he didn’t do it himself. Candy loved this dog more than anything ever and he felt horrible because some stranger that the dog didn’t know just killed it. Candy was crushed and quiet when he heard the shot. He couldn’t bare but to look at the wall in despair. When the dog was killed Candy became very sad and