Loneliness in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Essay

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Loneliness in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 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 …show more content…

It was candy's addition to George and Lennie's dream that made it all happen. They needed to raise $600 for the farm and candy had the majority of the money. At this time, they were all excited because the dream was becoming a reality. Despite their enormous friendship, if they were to lose each other they would be just like one of the other lonely guys with "no one that gives a damn about." I believe that that is their greatest fear of all time, losing their friendship. However, George sometimes feels as though taking care of Lennie as a chore because Lennie can be a real handful. The strong friendship between George and Lennie is definitely a good thing however because they are the only two guys who share that it makes some of the other guys working at the ranch jealous. Crooks is one of these people who are jealous of their friendship. When Lennie and crooks first met, all of the other men went into town and crooks did exactly what George did to Lennie when he first met him, take advantage of his mental state. For the reason that crooks is jealous of their friendship crooks tried to persuade Lennie into thinking that George was not going to come back from own that day. In doing this Lennie became angry thinking that something had happened to George. After just breaking curley's hand a few days before crooks became really scared of Lennie and tried his method of persuasion from

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