Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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In the novel Of Mice and Men by john Steinbeck, the characters George, Lennie, Candy, Curley’s wife, and Crooks are lonely and they all search for some company. In this novel loneliness is extremely implied for example in the first sentence the author says the setting, the south of Soledad, ‘Soledad’ in English means loneliness, the author essentially gave the reader hints about what the novel will be about. George Milton is a man who looks after Lennie , he says that he holds him down when he could do better off without him. Yet, George still looks after him because Lennie has no one else and neither dose he as he said to Slim “I ain't got no people” (45). George feels lonely even with Lennie, this is because Lennie dose not comprehend…show more content…
Then Curley’s wife went inside and let Lennie touch her hair, Lennie started to pull her hair and she tried to scream but Lennie closed her mouth for she would stop, but he accidently broke her neck and she died. When Curley found out what he did he went to find him to do something horrible. As Lennie was running to where George told him to go in case he got in trouble he saw his aunt Clara and a rabbit, the rabbit representing George not letting him tend the rabbits and his aunt representing someone he loves. George found him first and he knew what he had to do before Curley finds him, he shot Lennie in the back of the head. Lennie trying to reach out, was the death of him. Candy is and old man with an old dog he does not have and arm but he has worked at the farm the longest so they would not fire him. But Candy believes that one day they will. Candy was isolated from people because he was old for example when everybody went to town except Lennie, Crooks and Candy, when Lennie asked him why he did not went to town like the rest Candy said because he didn’t have the “poop”
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