Of Mice And Men By John Steinbeck Essay

2182 Words Dec 7th, 2016 9 Pages
In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the character George tells Lennie, “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place. . . . With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us” (Steinbeck 121). Therefore, George is explaining to Lennie that they are different from the rest of the working men on the ranch and has a type of outlook and attitude that they are better than them because they have each other and, the guys on the ranch have nobody or, no place in society that they belong in. George and Lennie are special because they have a dream, and they push each other to keep sight of that dream because they care about and rely on each other. At the end of the novel George is forced to kill Lennie, and without Lennie around anymore it causes George to go back to being like the other men working on the ranch. George is now lonely, has no place in society, has no one to listen to him or no one to care about him anymore and, without all of that his American Dream is gone. Loneliness is portrayed many times in this book throughout all of the characters and George talks negatively about all of them and later on finds himself just as lonely, if not lonelier than the men on the ranch therefore, the author is trying to tell us that what goes around comes around. George and Lennie are different from everyone else working on the ranch because they…

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