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Friendship And Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The characters make dreams that cannot be achieved in John Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men, where friendship and loneliness are shown by certain characters in this novella. Friendship is one of the key character traits in the novella. For instance, friendship would be Lennie and George, their friendship is what holds them together and although Lennie is not smart, George still accompanies him as a friend. Continuously as George play more tricks on Lennie he began to see how Lennie didn't care for the tricks, he knew he had a friend. Another example would be Candy and his pet. How candy has had his dog for a while describing how he had his dog since he was a puppy; and how they had herded sheep together. Even though everyone else hated the…show more content…
She was treated poorly which is why she was happy to see that someone had beaten her husband up and she was not allowed to be with the other guys on the bunkhouse which made her even more lonely. Another example of loneliness would be Candy because his dog was shot by Carlson for being old and stinky. Therefore, Candy is lonely because his best friend is gone and he has no other friends as good as his dog. Pg.43 “She knelt in the hay beside him. "Listen," she said. "All the guys got a horseshoe tenement goin' on. It's on'y about four o'clock. None of them guys is goin' to leave that tenement. Why can't I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely." Lennie said, "Well, I ain't supposed to talk to you or nothing." "I get lonely," she said. "You can talk to people, but I can't talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad. How'd you like not to talk to anybody?" Lennie said, "Well, I ain't supposed to. George's scared I'll get in trouble." Pg.22 Candy looked about unhappily. "No," he said softly. "No, I couldn't do that. I had 'im too long." "He don't have no fun," Carlson insisted. "And he stinks to beat hell. Tell you what. I'll shoot him for you. Then it won't be you that does it." Candy threw his legs off his bunk. He scratched the white stubble whiskers on his cheek nervously. "I'm so used to him," he said softly. "I had him from a pup." For this evidence Curly’s wife tells Lennie about how she feels lonely and her past events. Lennie
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