Lennie's Loneliness

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In the novel Of Mice and Men, two men George and Lennie show what it is like to live in 1937, and the problems they faced. Lennie being disabled through the story shows how hard and discouraging it was during this time to be mentally disabled, for him and his companion George. This book was written by John Steinbeck about laborers in dusty California fields. The charters Lennie, Crooks, and Curley’s wife all exemplify loneliness and isolation. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, Lennie is a main character who demonstrates loneliness and isolation. One way he shows this is through his mental disabilities. “Lennie says miserably, ‘George won’t go away’ “ ( 73). The way this quote shows Lennie's loneliness because without George he will not be able to survive or adapt to his surroundings. Another way Lennie’s mental disability relates to his loneliness is when he said this: “Lennie smiled helplessly in an attempt to make friends”(68). This quote also provides evidence of Lennie’s loneliness and how his mental …show more content…
His race was his biggest effect of loneliness in the story. Crooks wasn’t allowed in the bunkhouse because he was black. And in the bunkhouse there's no privacy so you can’t leave your things just anywhere but in this quote,”For being alone crooks could leave his things About”(66). Ths shows that he’s living alone and he’s very isolated from the other men. Another way he is lonely in the novel is when lennie walks in and crooks pretends like he doesn't want him in there but he says “Since you wont get out and leave me alone, might as well settle down(69)”. He was pretending that he didn't want Lennie in his room but in reality he was lonely and he wanted someone to talk to. And Crooks childhood he was also very lonely. “The white kids come to play at our place. My ol’ man didn’t like

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