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Loneliness in Of Mice and Men

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These are just a few of the times in which Candy has shown thoughtfulness. The last character John Steinbeck has developed, Curley's wife, shows loneliness for three reasons. For one, she states, "I get lonely. You can talk to people, but I can't talk to nobody but Curley" on page 87, which shows that she has loneliness because she doesn't have anyone to talk to but Curley. Specifically, people won't talk to her because they know that Curley will get jealous and want to start a fight. In another reason, she says, "I'm looking for Curley" on page 31, which shows that she, made up an excuse to find adult conversation. Candy does not seem to have a dream until he meets George and Lennie. He is swept up in the plausible reality of this dream, a dream he would probably be too scared to initiate by himself. Candy is not happy with his life on the ranch, but he doesn't think that there is anything else that he can do. He has one arm and is quite an old man, he used to have a dog that was also very old and someone else shot it for him. ...read more.

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would say that loneliness is one of the main themes throughout the novel and I also think that Crooks is defiantly the loneliest. He is a "Negro stable buck" and the only reason he does not get beaten up is because the ranch the hands are not aloud to use their feet to fight because Crooks has a bad back. "I aint wanted" "I can't play because I am black" Those quotes show that Crooks is feeling lonely Says George in a way that says I know I cant force you but I don't want you here. This is of course because of what Curly did. She is taken aback by this, she is used to being ignored but not told to leave by anyone other than her husband. "I just want some one to talk to." She says. "you got a husband, go talk to him" George replies. "yeah I got a husband." She says almost in a disappointed way. She then asks how Curly got his hand broken. To which George lies and says he got his hand caught in a machine. ...read more.

Conclusion

He wants to be big and tall. He picks fights with anybody that is larger, in a way superior to him. He only has respect for Slim; we know this because he listened to Slim. "I think you got your han' caught in a machine." He knows what really happened. He didn't want to get laughed at either, so he listened and obeyed Slim's instruction. "But you jus' tell an' try to get this guy canned and we'll tell ever' body, an' then will you get the laugh." Curley agreed to this statement, otherwise he will be laughed at for starting the fight and then losing it. Even though Curley's hand was totally ruined, and Lennie got a couple of bruises and cuts nobody got in any more trouble. When his wife was killed he was really mad. Not mad for losing a loved one. He was mad at Lennie for killing her, and instead of staying with his wife, he hurried off to find Lennie and to kill him. We notice that although Curley was very protective over his wife, he didn't show any interest in her, and showed no signs of love. Nobody liked Curley, not even his wife. Curley's wife was an outcast, because she is the only female on the ranch and wore a lot of red. ...read more.

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