The Role Of Loneliness In Of Mice And Men

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In the novella, Of Mice and Men, there are several characters that are affected by loneliness throughout the story. One of these characters significantly affected by loneliness is Curley’s Wife. She is affected by loneliness because Curley never is kind to her and does not spend time with her. This is the reason why she always tries to talk to the other guys at the ranch. Another character that is affected by loneliness is Crooks. Crooks is a lonely character because he has to live in a barn by himself because of being African American. He is affected because he occasionally snaps on innocent people (Lennie). The last character that is affected by loneliness is Candy. The reason Candy is affected because he has a disability and can never go anywhere with anyone and that his best friend is killed throughout the novella. In Of Mice and Men, the three characters that are affected by loneliness are Curley’s Wife, Crooks, and Candy.
Curley’s Wife is affected by loneliness because of her husband not giving her attention and her being the only female on the ranch. The effects from her loneliness is her always trying to talk and mingle
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When Lennie tries to come in and talk to him, he snaps because he is never allowed to go talk to white people. Eventually, Crooks gave him and let Lennie come in. “You got no right to come in my room. This here’s my room. Nobody got any right in here but me” (64). At first, Crooks gets mad at Lennie because he is white and is trying to go into his him. Crooks realizes Lennie does not know any better and lets him in because of his loneliness. “Come on in and set a while,” Crooks said. “ Long as you won’t get out and leave me alone, you might as well set down” (66). Crooks is so lonely that he invites Lennie in. The reason he did this is because he needed somebody to talk to. Crooks is affected by loneliness because he has to love in a barn with nobody