Of Mice And Men Loneliness Character Analysis

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Loneliness is the feeling of sadness because you have no company. What do you think it would feel like to experience loneliness throughout a majority of your life? Inside the novel of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, loneliness was shown by many of the characters including Curley’s wife when she felt like she had no one there, not even her husband, Candy when his dog passed away, and many other characters. Loneliness is a big theme in the novel and affects many of the characters in many different ways. Three main characters who were mostly affected by loneliness in this novel are Crooks, Curley’s wife, and George. One character that experiences loneliness in this novel is Crooks. Crooks is an African American on the ranch, who because he…show more content…
I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely” (Steinbeck 86). She stating here is is very lonely to Lennie. Curley’s wife is lonely due to the fact that she is a newly married woman. She is neglected by her husband Curley as she is used as an object for Curley’s sexual desires. She is viewed with suspicion as a “tart”, by the people of the ranch. She is so lonely and therefore craves the attention of other men just to have some sort of conversation available. She had a dream of becoming famous but settled for Curley instead although she feels like she doesn’t even have him to talk to and be there for her. No one on the ranch really gave her attention or cared for her. After she died, none of the characters really showed sadness or grief towards the situation. Curley’s wife was a good example of someone who experienced loneliness throughout the book and she ended up dying trying to overcome it. Hemish 3 Lastly, George Milton also goes through the feeling of loneliness in the book. He was lonely because Lennie is his only friend and he got very frustrated with him. George could not talk to Lennie in an adult manner, because Lennie was mentally challenged. Lennie was always getting into trouble and he didn’t ever really understand what he was doing. And george knew this trouble wasn’t going to end. He said to Lennie “Lennie, if you jus’ happen to get in trouble like you always done before, I want you to come right here an’ hide in the brush”
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