Of Mice And Men Loneliness Analysis

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In the book “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, who wrote the book in 1937, wants to show how the American Dream and loneliness relates to George and Lennie. The American Dream for George and Lennie is to own a ranch and loneliness is in many of the characters in this book. In “Of Mice and Men”, Steinbeck want to show that many people, like Crook, Lennie, and Candy’s wife are the lonely characters. In the beginning of chapter five, it states how the barn “buzzes with flies in the air, the lazy afternoon humming and lazy and warm. Only Lennie was in the barn” (Steinbeck 82). Towards the end of the book, Lennie felt like George wasn’t paying much attention to him, so that is why Lennie was sitting right beside the bale of hay. Another character in the book that is lonely is Crooks. Crooks are the only black man on the ranch. In chapter four it states “Because I’m black. They play card in there…show more content…
The American Dream for George and Lennie was going to be enough for them both. Steinbeck wants to show how that if you’re working for something it might happen. Like own their own ranch someday. As it states towards the end of chapter one, “Well” said George “We’ll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens” (Steinbeck 16). George wants to encourage Lennie to do the right thing. Like good behavior, and good karma can help them achieve that goal. But if Lennie keeps getting in trouble, they won’t be able to accomplished that one goal, which is to own their own ranch someday. While George was thinking about the ranch and how “we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of areas an’a cow and some pigs and --“A live off the fatta the lan’ (Steinbeck 15). What that means is that George wants to work hard now and live calmly when he is older. But while the story goes on the dream for Lennie just slowly goes away until the end. So George and Lennie’s dream didn’t happen the way they had expected it would

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