The Lost and Lonely People of John Ernst Steinbeck (of Mice and Men)

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Saint Jude Catholic School High School Department The Lost and Lonely People of John Ernst Steinbeck In partial fulfillment of the requirements for English III Submitted by #32 Lorraine Elizabeth Tan HS III-E Submitted to Mr. Richard Rillo Faculty October 2011 Saint Jude Catholic School Tan/2011 High School Department English III No man is an island, and in the face of loneliness George and Lennie formed a family. It is portrayed that through their companionship they chose to rise above. As George and Lennie depended on each other they were able to dream. Like brothers George and Lennie had their fair share of disagreements but it is clearly seen that George is devoted to Lennie and Lennie…show more content…
S 'pose you couldn 't go into the bunk house and play rummy `cuase you was black...A guy needs somebody--to be near him" (Steinbeck) Curley 's wife 's loneliness has altered her demeanor towards others tremendously, making her overtly insecure and excessively flirtatious. Curley 's wife has become virtually another person because of loneliness. Her insecurity is evident by the way she dresses and utilizes her make-up. She uses her appearance to receive attention like when "Curley 's Wife was standing there looking in. She had full, rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her fingernails were red. Her hair hung in little rolled clusters, like sausages. She wore a cotton housedress and red mules, on the steps of which were little bouquets of red ostrich feathers" (Steinbeck) Acting in flirtatious ways is the only way Curley 's Wife thinks she can deal with her loneliness. October 2011 Saint Jude Catholic School Tan/2011 High School Department English III Loneliness accounts for much of Lennie 's inner conflicts, his dream for the farm, and the desire for friendship and affection. His desire for friendship makes him have an obsession for soft objects. The relationships in Lennie 's life do not provide him with a sufficient amount of care and affection that Lennie needs. His mental condition along his uncontrollable strength makes him unable to achieve this sociability. Lennie 's feelings and emotions are

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