How Does Steinbeck Present Loneliness In Of Mice And Men

464 Words2 Pages
Loneliness and isolation are the dominant theme in Of Mice and Men written by Steinbeck. Most of the characters are lonely and searching for someone who can serve as a companion. Steinbeck uses Lennie and George, Crooks, and Curley’s wife to illustrates how people are driven to find companionship. "If you don' want me I can go off in the hills an' find a cave. I can go away any time." Said Lennie “No—look! I was jus' foolin', Lennie. 'Cause I want you to stay with me." Said by George (Steinbeck pg103-104). George feels lonely, Lennie feels lonely if George is lonely. George is not letting Lennie leave because he doesn’t want to be alone, also George is constantly traveling with no family but Lennie. Lennie listens to everything what George says and do whatever George told Him (Lennie) to do in order to let George.…show more content…
He is black, he is isolated by everyone but Lennie. “…You go on get outta my room. I ain’t wanted in the bunk house, and you ain’t wanted in my room." "Why ain’t you wanted?" Lennie asked, "’Cause I’m black…" (Steinbeck 4.10-11). Crooks, he knows everyone does not want to stay with him or to work with him, that's why he said you ain’t wanted in my room. Because Crooks doesn’t want people to isolate Lennie. On the other hand, Lennie doesn’t understand racial prejudice, he does not know why people avoid
Open Document