Of Mice And Men Lonely Character Analysis

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Are you really as lonely as you think you are? In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the two main characters Steinbeck focuses on, are George and Lennie. Lennie is very childish and cannot do things without someone to help him. George is very independent, but he looks after Lennie, and is like a father figure to Lennie. Lennie gets in trouble in there old town, so him and George leave town and go to find a new job. When they arrive at their new job, George tells lennie not to speak, so he doesn't blow their opportunity at this new job. After the ranchmen see Lennie work, they are very interested in having Lennie and George work on the ranch. Lennie later in the book, kills one of the worker's wives and runs away and hides. In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the book focuses on the idea of loneliness, 3 characters that portray loneliness are George, Crooks, and Candy. Steinbeck focuses on the idea of being lonely, George is one of the first that Steinbeck introduces as a lonely character. While George and Lennie are sitting by the river, George explains to Lennie what kind of men they are. “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world.” (page 13) George tells Lennie, that men like them are lonely, that all they do is work. George is a quiet character he doesn’t talk much, unless it's to Lennie. When he does talk to the ranchmen he doesn’t say much about his life or his family, or anything personal. While Steinbeck allows readers to
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