Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Is loneliness something that you can endure? In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men he expresses how you have no choice but to endure it. This story is about two migrant workers during the late 1930s who struggle to find jobs in search of the American Dream, along the way they encounter many different people who share the same dream of getting off the ranch and doing something they really enjoy. Of Mice And Men teaches a grim lesson about the nature of human existence. Nearly all of the characters, including Candy, Crooks, and Curley's wife, admit, at one time or another, to having a great sense of loneliness and isolation. Candy is the old man at the farm, he is very lonely because of that, he is also very isolated because he has a lot of money. “I’d make a will an’ leave my share to you guys in case i kick off,’cause i ain’t got no relatives nor nothing.” This quote is an example of loneliness and isolation because Candy Is basically saying that he has money to give,but no one to give it to. “A shot sounded in the distance” “Then he rolled slowly over and faced the wall and lay silent.” This quote show that candy is even more alone than he was before because he lost his only companion.…show more content…
“They play cards in there,but i can't play because i'm black. ”This quote explains how crooks is isolated and doesn't get to do the same activities as everyone else in the bunkhouse just because he is black. “ A guy needs somebody to be near him” “A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody” “I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick.” This quote is Crooks talking about himself,he is saying that people need someone to talk to in life and you start to get “sick” if you don't. Crooks has to be by himself all the time in the barn with the
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