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Loneliness in Of Mice and Men

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Of Mice and Men: Loneliness Loneliness is one of the main emotions Of Mice and Men. When we meet them in Of Mice and Men they already know each other and George has already saved Lenny from getting into trouble when they were in Weeds. Candy was lonely too because the one 'friend' he had was gone when Carlson shot his dog. Crooks is lonely because he is black and when the novel was set there was a big division between black and white. Curley's Wife is lonely because hasn't got anyone to talk to as she is the only woman in the ranch all the men see her as a 'tart' that is out to cause trouble. ...read more.


The loneliness affects Crooks so that he remains in his room when he has some books to read. Loneliness affects in crooks social behaviour when Lennie enters his room he is automatically hostile to Lennie. He doesn't see why Lennie should be allowed din his room if he is not allowed in their room. Another lonely character is Curley's wife. Curley's wife is found running around looking for Curley. Mostly, she's trying to find someone to talk to. She would usually only see Curley after he was done with his job and for her that's too long to go without talking to someone. What she did was hang around the guys and try to start a conversation with them. ...read more.


Wanting these soft items is his effort to achieve companionship that he does not acquire from anyone else. Loneliness has made Lennie very cautious towards others because he has to worry about getting in trouble. His ideas about the farm, rabbits, mice, and puppies all derive from his obsession/need for a friendlier and more interactive lifestyle. Lennie's lifestyle now does not permit him to obtain this specific way of life with affability. His mental condition along his uncontrollable strength makes him unable to achieve this sociability. In conclusion, when people are experiencing loneliness, their actions, as well as their way of life is altered. Also some problems and changes are caused by loneliness. And as seen in the novel Of Mice and Men", it is proven that humans have a common need for companionship. ...read more.

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