Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The People of this World In one point or another people express this feeling called loneliness. We have all felt this weird expression of loneliness. Curley’s wife is married to Curley but she doesn't love him back. Candy lost his hand on the ranch and has his dog. Crooks is a black man so not that many people like to hang around a black man in the 1900’s. These three characters are lonely in this book. “A guy needs somebody to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody. Don’t make no difference who the guy is, as long as he’s with you. I tell ya, I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an’ he gets sick.” said Crooks on page 72 in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Curley’s wife is forever alone. Curley has a wife so everyone calls her Curley’s wife. They got married but all the ranchers say that she has the eye and that she is a tart. She always looks at other guys to get there attention. Curley is always looking for her and she is always looking for him. On page 88 we learn that she could have gone off with a actor and become a actor but her mother wouldn't let…show more content…
Crooks is a black male who is a stable buch on the ranch. They don't think he is equal to them because hes black. Well think about it it is during the great depression and blacks didn't have as much rights as others. Crooks says,” s’pose you couldn't go into the bunkhouse and play rummy’ cause you was black”(72). He only has his books and know one likes to be around him. They call him Crooks because he got kicked in the back by a horse and its crooked. Crooks starts to talk back to Curleys wife and then she said,” You know what I could do to you”(72). Hes black if you tell anybody that he hit you than they would believe the white person over the black person even if he didn't do it and they would kill him. No one really Knows Crooks they see him here and there but thats it. In soledad there are only two black families. One that live in Soledad and then theres
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