How Does Steinbeck Present The Theme Of Loneliness And Loneliness

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Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, is based upon loneliness and isolation, but included is friendship. Crooks, Candy, and George all found a friendship together after Lennie died because they realized it is better to have a few friends then to stay alone. However, the characters still have to deal with isolation and loneliness, which affects how they act towards another. In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck created a character called Crooks. He was a colored man working on the farm, which already caused him to feel isolated because of the racism in that time period. He went on every day with just working and hiding away in his room so he didn’t have to listen to the other workers judging him for his race. Crooks is the type of person …show more content…
Steinbeck created this character to almost be like a guardian to Lennie. George is short, but he’s stubborn. He isn’t stubborn to be rude, he’s like that because he needs to be with Lennie and make him make the right decisions. Since George concerns himself with Lennie so much, he doesn’t have much time for anything else, which makes him isolated. He’s constantly said that if he didn’t have to look out for Lennie, he could have done something with his life. George specifically says this on page 103, “If I was alone I could live so easy.” His voice was monotonous, had no emphasis. “I could get a job an’ not have no mess.” Steinbeck included this because even though he’s said it so many times before, he truly means it. He adds in the word monotonous because he wants to show the reader that George does not show any emotion at this moment, which is for the best because this was seconds before George was forced to shoot Lennie. Even though George was isolated with Lennie, now he will only be more isolated and lonely because he can’t achieve his dream of having a house with Lennie and Candy and he just lost his best friend due to another one of his mistakes. Some people may not agree with this and say that he will just continue to live his life just as it was with Lennie, but George is truly one of the most lonely out of the

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