Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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Emotions are a huge part of being a human being. They are what influence our actions, decisions, and overall performance in life. For example, if a sixteen year old boy comes home from school feeling extremely agitated and angry, he will undoubtedly treat his parents differently than if he returned home feeling energized and uplifted. The emotions that we as personages come accustomed to are reflected in our lifestyles and the overall personal characterizations that we possess. Many people feel certain emotions based on things that have taken place in their lifetime or how they were raised throughout their childhood. In John Steinbeck’s Mice and Men, he portrays the feelings of isolation and loneliness in three different characters.
George’s isolation is also illustrated in Steinbeck’s Mice and Men. George expresses many hard feelings towards Lennie at the opening of this story. “‘’re a lot of trouble,’ said George. ‘I could get along so easy and so nice if I didn’t have you on my tail. I could live so easy and maybe have a girl.’” (pg.7). For as much as George says he doesn’t like to have Lennie by his side every second of the day, something keeps him from completely abandoning him. At one point, Lennie realizes how much George wants him to leave, and he almost goes off by himself to find a cave so he doesn’t have to cause George so much grief and sorrow. “‘No-look! I was jus’ foolin’, Lennie. ‘Cause I want you to stay with me...” (pg.12-13). George

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