Mother Theresa once said, "Loneliness is a man's worst poverty." Without friends and companions, people begin to suffer from loneliness and solitude (Dusenbury 38). Loneliness is an inevitable fact of life and cannot be avoided, as shown prevalent through each of the characters in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Each and every character in this novel exhibits loneliness. Lennie was isolated for being mentally handicapped, Candy was isolated for being old and disabled, Crooks was for being black, Curley's wife for being a woman, and George for having to care for Lennie and being unable to socialize with others because of Lennie's consistency of getting into trouble from town
There is only one thing in life that is really needed and that is friends. Without friends, people would suffer from loneliness and solitude. Loneliness leads to low self-estee. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, the characters, Crooks, Candy, and Curly’s wife all show some form of loneliness. They are curious of George and Lennie’s friendship because they do not have that support in their life. Through his novel, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck demonstrates that many times, a victim of loneliness will have a never-ending search to fulfill a friendship.
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Throughout the novel, Of Mice and Men (by John Steinbeck), loneliness is the major underlying theme of the novel. You could almost say that the book has hormonal' up's and down's. Most of the characters are very lonely because they have no family. However, George and Lennie are the contradiction to this. George and Lennie's bond towards each other are so- strong that you can almost see it as you are reading the book. Candy the old crippled man wants to be part of George and Lennie's dream to own a farm and "live off the fatta the land". Curley and his dog are like the metaphor in the book for George and Lennie. Candy has to take care of his dog and George of Lennie. The other two
In the novel, Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck used George and Lennie's relationship and the theme of hope to point out the loneliness in the novel. The novel starts off and is set in Soledad which means lonely. At the beginning they get a job working on a farm together. Lennie is a little retarded and has great physical strength that isn't too controllable. As they work from ranch to ranch, Lennie relies on George for guidance and help. Rather than wasting their earnings, they try to save it in the hope of buying a place of their own. While working at one ranch they meet a worker named Candy who tries to help them financially. Before their dream can be fulfilled, Lennie kills the wife
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In his novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck exhibits a multitude of different themes, such as the impractical nature of the American dream, social standards, and powerlessness. Each of these themes affect all of the characters, whether they should or not. A character, such as a Curley, lives the American dream, does not suffer from social standards restricting him, or powerlessness, is depicted as an evil man, full of rage and contempt, yet he has everything he could ever desire. Curley, who uses his status as the boss’s son as a personal benefit, masks his small size with his mean-spirited nature, pugnacious tendencies, and his possessiveness towards his wife.
Of Mice and Men: Theme of Loneliness Rough Draft A dominant theme present in John Steinbeck’s novel titled Of Mice and Men is loneliness. Many of the characters in this story are lonely and in need of a companion. Of Mice and Men tells the story of two men, George and Lennie, who find work at a ranch in Soledad. On the ranch, they meet people who yearn for companionship.
Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, is a literary masterpiece that paints a vivid picture of American life during the Great Depression. There are many recurring cycles, or themes, apparent in the novel. Three of these are loneliness, the American dream, and human nature. Using these cycles, Of Mice and Men offers a look back at the harsh reality faced by the American people who were living during the Great Depression. Steinbeck articulates the feelings of struggling Americans during that time in his spectacular novel.
The story Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck takes place in the 1930s during the great depression in South of Soledad, California. When two migrant workers, George Milton and Lennie Small are on the look for work in a ranch. Lennie is mentally handicap and wherever he and George go, Lennie always gets them in trouble. At the end of the novel, Lennie kills someone and George has no other choice than to shoot Lennie and free him from living a bad life.
“We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone,” Orson Welles. In one of his major success, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck focuses on the loneliness of farm life in the 1930’s. The story follows two migrant workers in California traveling together in search of a job and ultimately a place to call their own. Throughout the story he uses George and Lennie’s close friendship to act as a foil to the loneliness and isolation of several characters.