Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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What is loneliness? Not having any friends? Being isolated from everyone else? The definition of loneliness is the feeling of not having any friends to be there with you. Loneliness will eventually occur to anything or anyone. In the book Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck explains how isolated and lonely most characters are. He also explains the case of the Great Depression and how migrant workers have to work and their conditions. We see various cases or incidents of loneliness and isolation in the story Of Mice and Men. The first character that is affected by loneliness and isolation is Candy. After his dog is killed with mercy. He is very tall but is sort of useless because of his disability., his hand is damaged and cut off He is afraid of what will happen to him. He is lonely because the only thing he does is sweep and he has a physical disability. He tries to escape his loneliness when…show more content…
As a young adult, she was told that she would not act by her mother. She tries to escape her mother by marrying Curley. Instead, she still meets the same fate. She was always trying to flirt with the group, Candy, George, and Lennie. She knew that she did not have anyone to talk to and was not really loved. She tries to escape her loneliness by marrying Curley. In the passage, it states, “‘I lived right here in Salinas,’ she said. ‘Come there when I was a kid. Well, show come through, an’ I met one of the actors. He says I could go with that show. But my ol’ lady wouldn't’ let me. She says because I was on’y fifteen. But the guy says I coulda. If I’d went, I wouldn't be livin like this, you bet.’” The author explains how lonely she is from this particular moment. Her mother turned down the only opportunity to have a better life. She could have changed her entire life. She doesn’t escape her loneliness because she does the same thing as she did before. She made nothing in her life and did nothing in her life that she wanted to
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