Loneliness In 'Of Mice And Men's Lone Rangers'

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Of Mice and Men’s Lone Rangers
The feeling of emptiness can strike deep into one’s soul. Pure sadness occurs during the times of isolation, and depression is unavoidable. From the outside, one might seem like the usual, but inside of one’s mind can show a very lonely story. Likewise, this theme of loneliness is thoroughly shown in the book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. Due to segregation and movement of migrant workers, no one ever stays along and most of them are always alone. Situated in the Great Depression, John Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men, features the characters, Candy, Curley’s wife, and Crook who faces deep loneliness due to the lack attention and socialization with relatable companions.
As the oldest man at the ranch, Candy
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Curley’s wife is seen as a “tart” by the men around her, but the truth of her socialization is not to flirt. “I get lonely,” she said. “You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad. How’d you like not to talk to anybody?” (Steinbeck 94) People might think she's only attracting men because she wants to, but it is actually because there are no other girls in the farm. In addition, she experience a troublesome marriage because her husband gets mad easily when she finds friends. “ I don’ like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella.” (Steinbeck 96) Curley’s wife is neglected by her husband, which is causing her to feel lonely. “Seems like they ain’t none of them cares how I gotta live. I tell you I ain’t used to livin’ like this. I coulda made somethin’ of myself.” (Steinbeck 95) Curley’s wife thinks that no one else cares about her, and that if she didn’t marry Curley, she might be somewhere amazing where she has many people to talk to. Even if Curley's wife experience this isolation, segregation between Crook and the whites makes him the most loneliest man in the …show more content…
In my opinion, I feel that these times are inevitable to being alone, as most people are independent and that more than these people are facing it throughout this time. For some happiness to occur, you have to be able to communicate with others, but with no one to talk to, they are the true lone rangers. As Sylvia Plath once said, “ Yes, there is joy, fulfillment and companionship—but the loneliness of the soul in its appalling self-consciousness is horrible and

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