Essay Loneliness And Isolation Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck

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We’ve all heard of the typical scenario of a kid sitting at lunch all alone and no one goes to sit with them until one person does and they become friends. Have you ever thought why that kid would be sitting alone? Is it because they have tried to make friends and talk to people but they were rejected or were they to scared to talk to someone and became isolated out of their own choice? In the book, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, there is a theme of loneliness and isolation that plays out throughout the entire book through multiple characters. The loneliness of a character in this book could be cause by a social barrier or out of their own choice. Steinbeck describes the feeling of loneliness and isolation through the characters by their foreshadowing, their characterization and even their backgrounds in the plot, through these Steinbeck shows that isolation and loneliness are both caused by social barriers and sometimes by personal choice. Foreshadowing has always played important role in books and stories, they gradually tell the reader what is going to happen or occur later in the book. A little detail in a book could foreshadow a huge event or something that will change the path of the book all together. Steinbeck does the same thing in his book, Of Mice and Men. Early in the book, Candy gets his old dog shot by Charlson and says this to George, “I oughtta of shot that dog myself, George. I shouldn’t oughtta of let no stranger shoot my dog.” (Steinbeck 61) This…

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