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How does the author John Steinbeck portray loneliness and isolation in the novel "Of Mice And Men"?

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GCSE John Steinbeck

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Katie Roberts

How does the author John Steinbeck portray loneliness and isolation in the novel "Of Mice And Men"?

John Steinbeck published the novel 'Of Mice And Men' in the 1930's in Soledad. Steinbeck's purpose of the novel "Of Mice And Men" is to indicate to the readers just how life was as a migrant worker in America in the 1930's, when America fell into The Great Depression. Steinbeck also wanted to show how lonely and isolated the workers got whilst traveling to ranches and working.

In The novel Steinbeck has created many characters that lead lonely and isolated lives, all of them follow a dream of having a better life and future, but none of their dreams come true all are shattered when things go badly and go back to where they begin. Another one of the characters created by Steinbeck enters the novel already leading a lonely life and hopes this will increase the chances of getting back to where she once was.

In the novel the ranch workers lifestyles sound happy and cheerful when they actually aren't, they had to work on a schedule. In the Novel it mentions that the

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