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Of Mice of Men Loneliness Theme

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Curley's wife is the only women in the story. She might be the loneliest of all characters. Her husband Curley doesn't treat her well and has no one to talk to. She try's going around talking to others to feel a little less lonely. "Nobody can blame a person for looking" This means she is looking for someone to talk to, to feel less lonely. She died when trying to be friendly, when talking to Lennie. This shows the extreme she had to take herself just to communicate with someone. She also thought that men were more comfortable with her than the others. "If I catch any one man, and he's alone, I get along fine with him. But just let two of the guys get together an' you won't talk. Jus' nothing but mad. You're all scared of each other, that's what. Ever' one of you's scared the rest is goin' to get something on you". ...read more.


I thnk the main reason for this is his anger over everything and his over protectiveness. As everyone knows he would never be the man of his father - his rude, to easily annoyed and has a short temper. This lend to the fight with Lennie where his hand was cut/ broken. Tragically Lennie was blamed for this and his angry grew further with Lennie. Quote on crooks words "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? S'pose you had to sit out here an' read books...Books ain't no good. A guy needs somebody - to be near him...A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he with you...I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick." This quote shows clear evidence that Crooks is lonely and depressed, therefore shows his quest for some human company. ...read more.


Lennie is lonely because of the fact that he is mentally disabled to the mind of a child; therefore would like a child to play with instead of adults and lifting things for business, money and food. He acts innocent and is unable to tell the different between life and death as many rabbit have been killed under his arms without him knowing; this lend to George not allowing his to play with rabbits he loves. The problem with him is his lack of knowledge, intelligence and safeness, as this causes a lot of problems when combined with his strength because he doesn't know when to stop. This makes everyone look as if he is dangerous making them stay away from him leading to loneliness. Additionally all this these point together is what makes each character in the story lonely and affects the minds of everyone. Different factors affect each person resulting in a total loneliness. ?? ?? ?? ?? Of Mice Of men C/W ...read more.

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