Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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One unknown author once said “Lonely is not being alone, it’s the feeling that no one cares” (Lifehack.org). This means don’t let the loneliness stop you from doing things you want to do, cause you will only feel as if no one cares about you . This quote is related to Mice and Men book because, it is emphasizing how the loneliness is seen in the characters from the book. In Steinbeck’s book of mice and men he shows the loneliness in particular characters who being rejected in society due to racism and sexism. The following characters that I am talking about are, Crook, Curely’s wife and Candy. Crook shows himself as being isolated, through living in a shack next to the barn. Crook was a black man; all he had was his books. Crook also had…show more content…
Curley’s wife had the most doleful and gloomy life. Curley’s Wife spent her whole life trying to grab attention. She was always labeled has being flirtatious and ignored by everyone on the ranch. Curley’s wife was ignored and used from early on, when she was given false intentions on being a movie star. Curley’s wife is stuck on the ranch with no hopes, desires, and people to talk to. She also looks to the men at the ranch for attention because she is overwhelmed by her loneliness. She is married to a man she doesn't love and who doesn't love her. There are no other women on the ranch and she has nothing to do in the house so she tries to seduce the workers and hangs around the bunkhouse. “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. Her voice had a brittle, nasal quality.” Candy is another significant character in Of Mice and Men. His only friend was his dog. After the passing of his dog, Candy doesn’t have anything to attach himself to so he finds himself getting involved with George and Lennie’s dream, and hopes they can all get a place together. By killing Curleys wife Lennie has further isolated Candy whose only hope was the farm with George and Lennie but that dreams was
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