Comparing The Loneliest Character In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Who is the Loneliest Character in Of Mice and Men This book has many characters you could consider to be alone. One of the main characters lines in the early part of the book is, “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world.” (Steinbeck 13). That about sets the tone for this book, everyone seems to be lonely in one way or another. This makes it hard to determine the loneliest of them all. But I've decided that the loneliest character in the book is George, and here's why. George is constantly traveling, moving from ranch to ranch in search of new work, not to mention getting away from the law enforcement of the last town Lennie managed to wreak havoc in. His only constant is Lennie, his companion and something of a friend, Lennie is a bit slow and tends to hurt things on accident. George always talks about how he'd be able to live so much easier without Lennie, but he never leaves him. He tells Lennie that the only reason they aren't lonely ranch hands is because they have each other to keep company.…show more content…
Lennie is obsessed with this idea, especially tending to the rabbits he wants to have on their farm. George finally starts to have some hope that they'll escape the ranch lifestyle and be able to make their own living. This hope is quickly crushed once Lennie makes a terrible

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