Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Famous American actor and comedian Robin Williams once said, “ I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you all alone”. Loneliness is one of the many themes in Of Mice And Men the novel written during the Great Depression by John Steinbeck. In this essay I will be talking about how the characters Lennie, George and Crooks were impacted by loneliness. Although Lennie is a nice and friendly person that would not hurt a fly, Lennie also has a bad temper. George helps Lennie with his temper. Without George, Lennie would be lost.”Lennie smiled and attempted to make friends.” (Pg68) although Lennie is friendly and nice this is an example of why he is lonely even though he conceals it. Another example was when Lennie says “if you don't want me, I can go off in the hills an’ find a cave. I can go anytime.” (Pg12) this really shows his friendly and lonely side. His friendly side being him to put himself out for george. But his lonely side wasn't very concealed this time he deliberately told him he would go away alone. Lennie might think he could live alone but he wouldn't last a day by himself without the companionship of george by his side.…show more content…
all he has around is a four year old giant that assumes he could live out in the wild not even knowing what happened two minutes ago. “if i was alone I could live so easy” (Pg11) Although he says that, he doesn't realise is that George needs Lennie to not feel alone. George also said that he wants Lennie to stay “I want you to stay with me Lennie” (Pg13) This shows that George doesn't want to be alone and that he needs Lennie for them to look after each
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