The Key To Life In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Having Someone is the Key to Life Nobody understands what truly makes a person lonely until he or she does not have anyone. Throughout the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, he shows that you need someone in your life. Of Mice and Men tells the story of two friends, George and Lennie, who find themselves on a ranch in pursuit of their dreams. Unfortunately for them, circumstances beyond their control cost Lennie and George their dream and much more. Through the loneliness of Crooks, Curley's Wife, and George the reader can ultimately see you need to have someone in life so that you can be happy and achieve dreams. Crooks represented loneliness and a need for companionship throughout the book. Crooks could not sleep in the bunkhouse because he was black and different from everyone else. He had his small room in the barn where all of the farm animals were. Ultimately, he was treated the same as the animals that were on the farm because they got to live in the barn and Crooks does too. Everyone on the ranch was white and Crooks was black, so they treated him very disrespectfully. Crooks knows that there will never be another black person on the ranch because there is only one other family in their town that is black. He cannot relate to any of the other workers just because of the color of his skin. When Crooks says anything to the other workers on the farm no one listens to him because he is black. All Crooks imagines is that he can talk to someone and have someone

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