Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men Theme Essay Essay #1 Loneliness is an empty feeling that no one likes to have. In the novel Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses loneliness as one of the biggest and main themes. Steinbeck uses loneliness to illustrate how people are driven to find companionship. George and Lennie are the main characters of this novel, as well as, “Best friends” who travel together to different ranches to find work and save up enough money to buy the house on the “Fatta the Lan’”. George practically considers Lennie family since he has known Lennie from when they were kids, and when Lennie’s Aunt Clara (who was taking care of Lennie) died George took Lennie under his wing. George also liked to use Lennie for his advantage. He would use him to make money, for entertainment, to talk to, and to have a friend. George would always tell Lennie his theory on their friendship vs. other people “Guys like us that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no fambly, They don’t belong to no place. They come to a ranch an’ work up a stake and then they go into town and blow their stake, and the first thing you know they’re poundin’ their tail on some other ranch, they ain’t got nothing to look ahead to. With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us” (Steinbeck 7). George says…show more content…
He is not allowed to do anything fun with the white guys because he is colored. “I ain’t wanted in the bunk house, and you ain’t wanted in my room. Cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black, They say I stink, well, I tell you, you all of you stink to me” this is another example of loneliness because he is all by himself in his own bunk room (Steinback 33). Crooks then finds out about the farm and asks if he can join in with them when George walks in and tells Lennie to go back in the bunk
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