Of Mice And Men Loneliness

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Loneliness in Of Mice and Men In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck it is important to observe the theme loneliness since it relates to the Great Depression in United States at that time. Steinbeck portrays loneliness in the characterisation, specially in Candy, Crooks and Curley’s wife, explaining the loneliness of human existence. Loneliness illustrates the people in the ranch and how they want to escape from it. The first one is the old candy. For example “ You seen what they done to my dog tonight? They says he wasn’t no good to himself nor nobody else. When they can me here I wisht somebody'd shoot me. But they won’t do nothing like that. I won’t have no place to go, an’ I can’t get no more jobs. I’ll have thirty dollars more comin’, time you guys is ready to quit” (60). This is important because when Candy hears about George and Lennie’s plan,he wants to join them because he is completely alone; his only company was his old dog but Carlson killed. This means that Candy realize that he will soon be useless on the ranch and is worried about his future, so he buys into George and…show more content…
Along the same lines “ Why can’t I talk to you? I never get to talk to to nobody. I get awful lonely” (86). “ Ain’t i got a right to talk to nobody? Whatta they think I am, anyways? you’re a nice guy. I don’t know why I can’t t talk to you. I ain’t doin’ no harm to you.” (88). “ Seems like they ain’t none of them care how I gotta live.” (88). The significance is that she is the only woman living in the ranch, her husband is very possessive, he thinks that she belongs to him. Curley prohibits her from socializing with other men. She is very isolated and lonely that we don’t even know her name. Furthermore she is always seeking attention and putting great effort into her looks. In sum, they show us how this three characters wanted to call our attention by their
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