The Role Of Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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In life, loneliness is the worst feeling anybody could ever feel. Loneliness could lead to depression and bad thoughts. In the book of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Curley’s wife is one of loneliest character. Throughout the book Curley’s wife feels like her life is ruined ever since her mom ruined her life, she also feels neglected and excluded from everybody in the bunkhouse. Curley’s wife also feels like no one cares about her and that she does not feel wanted in the bunkhouse. To begin with in the book of Mice and Men Curley’s wife feels lonely and neglected, because of what happened in her childhood. When Curley’s wife was younger she had an opportunity to take part as an actor in a one of the television shows that came through her home town. “I lived right in Salinas, I came there when I was a kid. Well, a show came through, and I met one of the actors. He says I could go with that show. But my old lady wouldn’t let me. But the guy says I could have. If I went, I would not be living like this (Steinbeck 88)”. Curley’s mom didn’t like the idea of her being an actor in the television show,…show more content…
Many people in the bunkhouse heard about her death. During that time Lennie was the only person in the ranch with her, many people started doubting Lennie about her death, and many people including George knew it was Lennie who had killed her. As time passed it seemed like no one cared that Curley’s wife was dead including her husband. “You god damn tramp, Candy said viciously, you done it didn’t you, I suppose you’re glad everybody know you mess things up. You wasn’t no good, you are no good now you lousy tart” (Steinbeck 95). Lennie knew he done a bad thing so in order for him to not get caught he went into the woods and hid behind some bushes. In order for Curley to get his revenge he then got himself and a bunch of men to go out into the woods and try to find

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