Of Mice And Men Isolation Analysis

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“He had no mind to be an unoffending comforter and entertainer. The topics he chose were serious and denunciatory,” described Anders Osterling, the Secretary of Swedish Academy prior to awarding John Steinbeck the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1962. As a manual laborer in California during the Great Depression, Steinbeck experienced the graveness and isolation of working men. Due to the lack of trust during the Great Depression era it was hard to find and connect with other people. Although alienation can initially appear detrimental to the mind it can result in a positive eye opening experience. The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, and Steinbeck’s Nobel Prize of Literature speech accentuates that hardships from loneliness and isolation are fundamental components in defining the character perspective. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, Lennie's mental disability prevents him from developing relationships with other…show more content…
Due to the constant neglect from her husband her attitude and behavior becomes excessively flirtatious towards other men in order to try and get their attention. Despite that, in order to avoid trouble with Curly, all of the workers on the farm avoid her flirtatious personality. This not only frustrates Curly's wife even more, but it also brings her deeper into isolation. Curly's wife's insecurity is demonstrated through her tantalizing appearance. She uses her appearance to receive attention. "She had full, rouged lips and wide-spaced eyes, heavily made up. Her fingernails were red. Her hair hung in little rolled clusters, like sausages. She wore a cotton housedress and red mules, on the steps of which were little bouquets of red ostrich feathers" (31) Due to her constant dissatisfaction Curly’s wife believes that dressing seductively and being flirtatious is the only method to achieve

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