Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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In the novel Of Mice and Men Loneliness is a theme used many times among the characters in many ways. One character in particular displays loneliness many times during the novel. Crooks shows signs of loneliness many times in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. As a young boy Crooks was not lonely he was quite popular. His father owned his own farm and Crooks played with the white and blacks boys and girls as a child. He is also not used to sleeping alone in the barn because he slept with his brothers in the same bed when he was a young boy. Crooks says to Lennie “ ‘A guy needs somebody-to be near him’ " He whined, " ‘A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody’ " (72). Crooks does not have somebody to look after him or talk to him like Lennie does
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