Isolation In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Isolation is a feeling that is brought forth in every human being. It makes no difference whether you are tall, short, fit, chubby, smart, or dumb isolation is a feeling that is inevitable. The void of thinking one is alone and that nobody on this vast planet has the slightest idea of what you are feeling. That empty emotion of isolation, can be worse than death itself. Throughout life, no matter how fortunate you are being deprived of friendships strips you from what makes life have a purpose. Knowing that having love and support from others is now a mere fragment of your imagination, leaving you isolated from all other life surrounding. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck the reader begins to feel the author's portrayal of the …show more content…
He is forced to take on the role of a parent for Lennie and he never has the opportunity to make friends with the same mindset as his own due to the fact he is dragged behind by a man with the mind of a child. He must constantly worry about whether Lennie does the morally correct things and assure that he does not break the law. He isolates himself from society because he spends so much time focused on Lennie, he does not worry as much about himself. However, he does resent Lennie for …show more content…
George knows that even though Lennie causes him trouble, it is not on purpose. He does not change his relationship with Lennie because he is so alone that he cannot bear to leave his one friend behind. Throughout all the trouble Lennie cause George still defends their friendship, "It ain't so funny, him an' me goin' aroun' together," George said at last. "Him and me was both born in Auburn. I knowed his Aunt Clara. She took him when he was a baby and raised him up. When his Aunt Clara died, Lennie just come along with me out workin'. Got kinda used to each other after a little while." the author depicts the love and care George has on Lennie no matter what his faults are. The author uses imagery to portray the life Lennie had as a child up until he was with George and it shows that George has known him for a long time and it portrays the love he has for him now, for he has learned to care for him because it is his only salvation from the isolation he

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