OMAM Loneliness and Companionship

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OMAM Loneliness and Companionship Of Mice and Men is a skillful novel, that portrays the idea of loneliness throughout the novel. Two men, George and Lennie are there for each other through everything. They also have their tiffs just like any other friends. There are several clearly stated themes running through the novel. But, the two themes that interact with each other are loneliness and companionship. Many of the characters do suffer from loneliness in the novel Of Mice and Men. George lets everybody know early on in the novel that he is lonely. When George reminds Lennie that "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world” (Steinbeck Section 1). Men like George who travel from farm to farm usually never have anyone to look to for companionship and protection. As the story goes on, Candy, Crooks, and Curley’s wife all state their deep loneliness. Crooks says, “A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you. I tell ya, I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick" (80). In a world with no friends to confide in, random people will have to do. Each of the characters search for a friend, someone to confide in and be able to talk to on an everyday basis, as Crooks says. In the end, however, companionship of Curley’s kind seems impossible to find. For George, when Lennie dies, George’s dreams and hopes of finding a companion disappears. In Of Mice and Men, several relationships appear

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