Theme Of Isolation In Of Mice And Men

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Isolation, Friendship, and the Dreams and plans for the future are some of the biggest themes in John Steinbeck's book, Of Mice and Men. The book is set in the 1930’s around the time of the Great Depression. During this time period, men were all looking for work to support their families or support themselves. Lennie Small and George Milton are the two main characters in this story. Most of the story takes place on a ranch in Soledad, California. Where we meet our other characters. Curley, the boss’ son. Slim, the jerkline skinner. Crooks is a crooked back man who is a stable hand. Candy, a ranch hand. Candy, an old ranch worker, who lost his hand in a farm accident. And finally Curley’s Wife, who is very flirty towards the men, especially Lennie. These characters all at some point go through some sort of Isolation, few have dreams for the future, and two have friendship for life. In Of Mice and Men, we have a plethora amount of the feeling of isolation and loneliness with these characters.Crooks is talking to Lennie in his little room about what if George never comes back. After Lennie says that nobody will talk any hurt about George; Crooks said gently, “Maybe you can see now. You got George. You know he’s goin’ to come back. S’pose you didn't have anybody. S’pose you couldn’t go into the bunkhouse and play rummy ‘cause you was black. How’d you like that? S’pose you had to sit out here an’ read books. Sure you could play Brown 2 horseshoes till it got dark, but then you

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