Theme Of Loneliness In Of Mice And Men

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In the 1920s it was the most brutal time period for men workers trying to keep and find jobs. They were always trying to get jobs that they can keep for a long period of time. They were also finding jobs by themselves with nobody to help them. It was very rare to find two men who are trying to find jobs stay together. In the book Of Mice and Men, the main characters George and Lennie are traveling together to find a job that both of them can have together. George is the one finding the job and Lennie is traveling with him. The both of them had a job in Weed where they worked on a farm. But a incident caused them to leave that area entirely. Making them quit their only job they had and search for another job that they would be able to work together. The only thing that keeps them together is that they don’t want to be lonely. The author John Steinbeck shows throughout the book that none of the characters want to be lonely. In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck develops the concept of Loneliness through Candy’s age, Crooks different skin color, and Curley’s Wife’s gender to demonstrate how loneliness leads to sadness.
Steinbeck proves why Candy is lonely because of his age difference to everybody else on the farm. On the farm it is mostly consisted of young men who can work long hours everyday, but in Candys case since he the oldest and does not have the ability to work all day. Being the oldest also mans that you work as fast as some of the younger workers, so it takes Candy
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