Examples Of Loneliness In Of Mice And Men

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Everyone has been lonely in their life before. But in the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck illustrates how in the 1930s workers George and Lennie two guys desperate for work and poor come upon the ranch Soledad, California. Most of the characters are lonely and are searching for companionship. He calls the ranch Soledad because it means lonely. Also, these ranch workers played the card game solitaire which means by one’s self. Loneliness in Of Mice Of Men is shown through a variety of characters, and the search for companionship, also what John Steinbeck is saying about loneliness and isolation. Loneliness in Of Mice and Men is shown in many ways, because of this each character was affected by loneliness in different ways and responses. One example of loneliness is with the character Crooks. Crooks is forced to live alone. Away from the other workers because he is African American, “They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black. They say I stink. Well, I tell you, all of you stink to me”(Pg. 68). This quote proves how Crooks is very lonely, because the men play cards but don’t let him play because they say he stinks and he is black. Not only does this show how Crooks is quite lonely, but he is also treated unfairly because of racial discrimination. “Well, jus’ forget it,” said Crooks. “I didn’ mean it. Jus’ foolin’. I wouldn’ want to go no place like that.” “Well, O.K.; if you feel like that. Good night.”(Pg. 83). Crooks is saying he is lonely, but he
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