Loneliness Of Mice And Men Analysis

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Whether you are the most popular in school, captain of your sport or the quiet person in the corner you could be lonely. Everyone has his own struggle with feeling unwanted and lonely. In the novel “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck every character has his own way of being and feeling lonely. Through Curleys wife’s gender, Lennies disability and Georges desire for a family and a “normal” life we see how lonely someone can really be. Imagine feeling like you are going through life alone. How would you feel? Well Curley’s wife is a woman who is in an unloving marriage with a controlling, arrogant husband. Curley is so controlling that his wife is not even allowed to talk to anyone else on the ranch and with him being the boss’s son not many…show more content…
During Lennie and Curley’s wife conversation she says, “I don’t like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella.” (Steinbeck 89). Curley treats his wife more like a possession than a life partner; he is known to…show more content…
His dream was to own his own ranch and be his own boss and give Lennie all the rabbits he wanted in the world. But his dream is shattered the day he stepped on that ranch a few miles South of Soledad. George has been taking care of Lennie since Lennie’s Aunt Clara died; he made a promise to her that he would always look after Lennie. All George and Lennie had in the world was each other and there dream but George would constantly tell Lennie, “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place.”(Steinbeck 13). Deep down inside George always had another dream of having a wife and kids to share the rest of his life with. As George gets older though and realizes that because he has devoted his whole life to the dream of him and Lennie. His own dream of a family is far more out of reach than he thought. Also having Lennie around and the way Lennie behaves doesn’t really attract woman either. George isn’t like all of the other men that travel from town to town looking for work. He has to make sure that all of his decision he keeps in mind Lennie. George is reasonable for not only his own life but for the life of Lennie, “You never had none, no crazy bastard. I got both of ‘em here. Think I’d let you carry your own work card.”(Steinbeck5). When looking for work George can’t always just go and find an easy job he has to find one that will accept not only him but

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