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

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Loneliness in ‘Of Mice and Men’ Loneliness is seen in the novel Of mice and men by John Steinbeck, in ways that are quite interesting. Lennie shows a lot of loneliness in the book but he’s not the only one. When George and lennie both leave the town of Soledad to look for new opportunities George has arguments with lennie about how he has to always watch over and protect lennie all the time, “If you don' want me I can go off in the hills an' find a cave. I can go away any time." But George stops lennie and would ask what would he eat. "Yeah? How'd you eat? You ain't got sense enough to find nothing to eat." Lennie would also go on about finding a pet mouse to keep company but George knows that he wouldn’t be able to survive by himself and tells lennie to just stay with him. George seems to always say bad things about lennie but he doesn’t, there are some good things that he does for him like offer protection. "… Well, look. Lennie- if you jus' happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an' hide in the brush." He tells lennie this because should anything happen he would be safe. George is one of the least loneliness people because he is able to make friends but while he has to watch over lennie he is finding that very difficult. "I could get…show more content…
I think the loneliness is very interesting because there are so many people who are experiencing it. In the tragic ending when George kills lennie and walks off with slim while candy and Carlson are talking, the fact that they don’t really know about what was going on but slim did know was very interesting. During the story from when they meet slim I think that George and slim really knew each other and that they would get along, and if there were to be a sequel then I think that it would be about George and
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