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Of Mice And Men Isolation Analysis

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Detrimental Isolation in the book “Of Mice and Men” Letting yourself feel lonely and become isolated can be a very destructive decision; some might say it’d even be fatal. In many instances, each of the characters in the book Of Mice And Men display some feeling or sign of real isolation. One character by the name of Curley’s wife made early on decisions which left her surrounded by demeaning men until her last days, and another character named George was given the lifelong responsibility as the caretaker of a grown mentally ill man. Then, on the other end of the spectrum, one man was born into love yet left and because of that, was isolated purely due to the color of his skin. Each situation was partially avoidable, led to detrimental…show more content…
And that night we scrammed outta there.(42)” “She took lennie’s hand and put it on her head. “Feel right aroun’ there an’ see how soft it is.” “Oh that’s nice” he stroked harder, “Look out now you’ll muss it.” and then she cried angrily “you stop it now, you’ll mess it all up” she jerked her head sideways and lennie’s fingers closed on her hair and hung on.(90-91) Nobody understood his special needs, they just wanted to lock him up. Nobody will take the time to invest in his mental illness because nobody understands yet. Situations like this come out of ignorance. If he wasn’t isolated and his illness was brought into the light as something that could be helped earlier, this wouldn’t have to happen. His illness was uncommon and yet to be accepted by culture. No one invested in him because he was different. Crooks was devalued by many people on the farm due to his race. They were unaccepting of him and the color of his skin. ‘Crooks stood up from his bunk and faced her,”i had enough”he said coldly. “you got no rights comin’ in a colored man’s room. You got no rights messing in here at all.-get out quick. If you don’t i’m gonna ast the boss not to ever let you come in the barn no more” She turned on him in scorn, “ listen, n-word,” she said,” you know what i can do to you if you open your trap?” Crooks seemed to grow smaller and he pressed himself against the wall. “Yes
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