How Does Steinbeck Use Loneliness In Of Mice And Men

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In this novel, Of Mice And Men,Steinbeck writes about two workers named George and Lennie looking for work during the time of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. The Great Depression caused the rich to go poor in just a night. Many people went hungry and homeless. Many people lived in hoovervilles. Hoovervilles were like towns with just homeless people. The crops weren’t growing because the ground was very dry. Most of the people didn’t survive. The story takes place in the Salinas River Valley, California. In the novel, Of Mice And Men, Steinbeck uses Lennie, Candy, and Curley’s Wife to prove that loneliness makes people do crazy things and people are desperate to not be lonely.

To Begin, Steinbeck uses Lennie to prove that loneliness makes people do crazy things and people are desperate to not be lonely. Lennie is a man who is cognitively impaired. He acts like a little child when he doesn’t get what he wants. He likes to
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Candy is the janitor where George and Lennie are going to work on the farm. Candy is also the one who welcomes them to the farm. Candy is an old crippled guy that only has one hand. He has worked almost his whole life on the farm. Candy owns a dog that is as old as he is. Candy says, “A guy on a ranch don’t ever listen nor he don't ast no questions”(Steinbeck 24). Candy is trying to say that workers that work on ranches aren’t much of conversationalists or talkers. As the book continues, Candy says, “The old man squirmed uncomfortably “Well-Hell! I had him so long. Had him since he was a pup. I herded sheep with him. Candy is teling Carlson to not kill his dog because he had it for so long. Candy says that it was a good dog. This quote relates to the theme because Candy wants to stay with his dog and not have a little friend with him all the time. He has has good times with his dog and not let him die

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