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The Effects Of Isolation In Of Mice And Men

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In this essay I will be writing about the period of American depression in the 1990's affected the different types of people who lived and how differently they were treated and why this was. Many men travelled around in hope to seek their dream of having a nice piece of land for themselves. These men (travellers) normally travelled alone so they were isolated for a long time. Isolation was a big problem in them days as no one would stay with anyone who they previously worked with or any of their family, this is where George and Lennie stand out from everyone else in 'of mice and men' because they both travel together from place to place. Firstly I am going to write about Lennie and George and how they are isolated from the other characters in 'of mice and men'. The two main characters first come into the story together and are looking for the place where they are going to work when they are there they are both very cautious because Lennie is very simple minded and always gets them run out of places, George wants him to be quiet on this job. They are isolated from the other characters because they travel alone and other men do not like that and get very suspicious E.G when the boss comes into the bunk house George was keeping ...read more.

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He is trying to achieve sorrow and sadness from others. Crooks would work for nothing if it meant communicating with others. Crooks is working on the ranch to try and communicate more and to clear out his problems of loneliness. Crooks wants to live his dream but has no-one to follow or lead him into it so he has to earn it his self. The next character I am going to write about is Curlys wife, her intention on the ranch is to flirt with the other workers and to attract attention from them using her body as her only way of interacting. Later on in the book we find that she has not got what she has really wanted at all in life, she goes on and talks about how she really wanted to be in the movies and she wanted to be famous. Curley's wife notices how simple-minded Lennie is and takes advantage of that moment. She knows that he would be the only one where she could share her problems that she deals with everyday. One problem that Curley's wife was not told about, was Lennie's interest in soft objects. When Curley's wife was done explaining her problems to somebody that would take the time to listen to her, she asked him to stroke her hair. ...read more.

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Candy and his dog had the same relationship that George and Lennie had shared for so many years. While Lennie had George and the ranchers had each other, Candy did not have anybody and this put him in a condition of sorrow and depression. Every character in the book is different and no protagonists act alike. Nobody in the book shared the same interests and/or dreams as Candy did. This is why he tried so hard to gain the attention and friendship of Lennie and George. He offers everything that he had to support the friendship including money, but money will never buy genuine friendship. "Maybe if I give you money, you'll let me how in the garden even after I ain't no good at it." Isolation is a fact of life that not even the strongest can avoid. Throughout the story, Of Mice and Men, the reader finds the many sources of racism violence and people being left out. Crooks, Candy and Curley's wife all suffer these ending up with them feeling loneliness and isolation. They learn to cope with their loneliness through their interest in Lennie and George's friendship. In some ways they are even envious of the bond. Often times, a victim of isolation will have a never-ending strive to, make a friendship with someone to not get left out. ?? ?? ?? ?? The Effects Of Isolation In Of Mice And Men ENGLISH COURSEWORK 25 OCTOBER 2005 ...read more.

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