Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The characters in of Mice and Men show that loneliness is a problem that must be overcome in order to live a happy, fulfilled life… Some quotes to explain how candy is lonely, are listed below. “Guys on a ranch don’t ever listen nor doesn’t he ask any questions.” Another one, George half closed his eyes. “I gotta think about that. We was always gonna do it by ourselves.” Candy interrupted him, “I’d make a will an’ leave my share to you guys in case I kick off, because I ain’t got no relatives or nothing.” And finally, “when they can’t use me here, I wish somebody’d shoot me. But they won’t do anything like that. I won’t have a place to go, an’ I can’t get any more jobs.” Last but not least, here are some quotes on how Curley’s wife is lonely.…show more content…
I could’ve made something’ of myself.” She said darkly, “Maybe I will yet.” And then her words tumbled out in a passion of communication, as though she hurried before her listener could be taken away. “I lived in the Salinas,” she said. “Come there when I was a kid. Well, a show came through, an’ I met one of the actors. He says I could go with that show. But my old’ lady wouldn’t let me. She says because I was only fifteen, but the guy says I could. If I’d went, I wouldn’t be living like this, you bet.” Another quote, “Why can’t I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely.” And lastly, “What’s the matter with me? Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody? And finally the last three quotes that explain Crook’s loneliness. Candy leaned against the wall beside the broken collar while he scratched his wrist stump. “I been here a long time,” he said. “An’ Crook’s been here a long time. This’s the first time I ever been in his room.” Crook’s said darkly, “guys don’t come into a colored man’s room very much.” Then, “suppose you didn’t have anybody, suppose you couldn’t go into the bunk house and play rummy because you were black. How’d you like that? Suppose you had to sit out here and read books. Sure you could play horse shoes till it got dark, but then you got to read books. Books ain’t any good. A guy needs somebody near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got anybody. Don’t make a difference, who the guy is, long’s
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