• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

All characters in “of mice and men” are essentially lonely.Consider 3 of the characters in the light of statement.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

All characters in "of mice and men" are essentially lonely. Consider 3 of the characters in the light of statement. Plan: > Introduction. > General loneliness in the book. > Characters that suffer most loneliness (Crooks, Candy, Curley's wife). > Why do they suffer from loneliness. > How do they feel? > Conclusion. Essay (min. 4 sides) In Of Mice and Men of Steinbeck almost all characters suffer of loneliness, this is because ranch workers don't have a lot of chances to meet people and be very good friends, like in one rare case of the book: George and Lennie. In fact friendship in that time was a very rare thing. Many ranch people also suffered from loneliness because they moved around a lot and it was difficult to make friends. For black people friendship was almost impossible because racism was very common, almost everyone hated black people, and they didn't have many rights, and many people when angry would take it out on black people because they were racist. ...read more.

Middle

would have done this because he knew that no body would hire him because of his age, this shows how desperately lonely he feels. Another character who suffered from loneliness was Curley's wife , who was considered a "Tart" by everyone on the ranch. She had a bad husband who didn't provide her any company or love, she was considered as an object of pleasure by her husband. She had no one to talk to about her dreams, in fact she flirted with all the men on the ranch, to do this she dresses in a nice red dress; the colour red can be seen as passion and love but also as danger, that is what she is. She is dangerous because she is the wife of the Bosses son: Curley. But one day Curley's wife is flirting with Lennie(the bear), and she tells him that her hair is very soft so Lennie starts stroking it, but she wants him to stop because she likes thinks he's ruining it. ...read more.

Conclusion

A guy gets too lonely and he gets sick". Crooks said to Lennie: "Maybe you can see now. You got George. You know he's goin' to come back. S'pose you didn't have nobody. S'pose you couldn't go into the bunk house and play rummy 'cause you was black. How'd you like that?' To show how people didn't even consider black people Steinbeck has made a good point: Candy tells George that he didn't tell anyone but Crooks, which means that Crooks wasn't considered. The book talks a lot about loneliness as you have seen in what I've written. As I said at beginning in those times friendship wasn't very common, in fact if you didn't have a friend are people's respect you were out. In 'Of Mice an Men' most people suffered loneliness, some of them like Curley's wife had some respect because she was the Bosses son's husband and people were afraid of her. But it didn't help much. Loneliness is not a very common thing now, because there are more ways to make friends because there are more possibilities of having some things in common. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE John Steinbeck section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE John Steinbeck essays

  1. What do we learn about the life of a ranch worker from the Novel ...

    Although George always talks of how much better off he would be without Lennie and how he could collect his $50 and then go and stay in a whore house all weekend, have no problems and everything be great. He is lying we know this because when Lennie is dead

  2. In what ways does “Of mice and men” show how individuals can be hampered ...

    shows how he is seen in this society. The reader views Lennie with sympathy, even when he commits murder, his basic regret and innocence show that he is just a simple and unsophisticated man. Lennie ironically and sadly kills Curley's wife.

  1. Discuss the theme of isolation and loneliness with reference to the characters in “Of ...

    George Milton is a small man who leads a simple life, working on ranches. He gets his wages at the end of the month and wants to blow it on women and "A gallon of whisky." But he has a dream of his own little place with his own crops

  2. Write about the way that Steinbeck and Hardy explore the idea of outsider in ...

    a lot of things to eat and to wear and Rhoda had a dream one night, she dreamt about her grapping Gertrude's arm and the next day Gertrude came along and told her that she has got a weird fingers print on her arm. Rhoda feels really guilty about it.

  1. Compare the beginning of the novel and Sinise’s film version ...

    The heavy breathing stops but both men remain silent, and as time goes by the crickets begin to chirp and the audience get a chance to get their breath back. It then goes back to a train noise and by this time night has fallen.

  2. How important are Dreams in the novel “Of Mice Of Men”

    Crooks is alone and gets lonely but Lennie and George can always speak to each other. They all need dreams to cover up their loneliness. They all can think and imagine their dreams. Dreams will make the characters happy and forget about everything else.

  1. Most of the characters are lonely and the only thing that keeps them alive ...

    Lennie is lonely in the sense that there is no one who is as simple-minded as he is, he does not realise this, as he is too busy playing with his pup. When George and Lennie first arrive on the ranch, they are met by Candy.

  2. Media studies coursework for John Steinbeck’s “Of Mice and Men”

    Some examples of this are; "the water is lined with trees-willows fresh and green with every spring, carrying in their lower leaf junctures the debris of the winter flooding; and sycamores with mottled, white, recumbent limbs and branches that arch over the pool".

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work