How Does Steinbeck Create The Theme Of Loneliness

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In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck develops the concept of loneliness through the characters Candy, Curley's wife, and Crooks to show that loneliness can cause depression which causes characters to give up hope.
Crooks is lonely because he is the only black man on the farm and everyone on the farm thinks that he smells so Crooks is separated from everyone else he lives all by himself with old books.
“You got no right to come in my room. This here’s my room. Nobody got any right in here but me”. Steinbeck puts this quote in the story about Crooks o show the readers that Crooks is already use to having no one and being lonely, he also knows that nobody wants to be around him because of his skin color. Crooks has become so lonely just staying in an old bunk all by himself with just having old books as company. Crooks tends to
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Candy doesn't really have any use when it comes to the farm due to his injury on his hand and his age. “But they wont do nothing like that. I won't have no place to go, and I can't get no more jobs.” This quote was included in the article to show that after the farm Candy is not going to have anywhere to go because of his age and his injury he would never be able to have another job. Candy only had his dog that he had lived with and that had given him company, Candy's dog had become sick and the guys on the farm believe that it would be a good idea to put Candy's dog down. “Why’n’t you get Candy to shoot his old dog and give one of the pups to raise up? I can smell that dog a mile away. Got no teeth, damn near blind, can’t eat. Candy feeds him milk. He can’t chew nothing else.” Steinbeck put this quote in his novel to express how Candy has been holding on to his dog for a long time because he had feared of being lonely but it has come a time where he has to know put his dog

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