Of Mice And Men Curley's Wife Loneliness Essay
Throughout John Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men loneliness is portrayed by a multitude characters. However, Curley's wife and Candy are the loneliest people on the ranch. Although Curley's wife has Curly as a companion she’s extremely lonely and is constantly yearning for someone to show her attention. Her sexuality plays a large role in her isolation from the other characters. As the only female she is bored and without a friend, constantly “seeks the attention of the workers in an attempt to ease her pain”(Cox). Which only pushes them further away from her as they are afraid of her husband Curley. Early on George can see she is trouble and warns Lennie about her, telling him “Don't You evan look at that bitch, I don't care what she says or what she does”(Steinbeck 32). Lennie was hesitant to interact with Curley's wife after Georges warning but she guilts him into to talking , telling lennie, “I get Lonely, you can talk to people , but I can't talk to nobody but Curley” (Steinbeck 82).
Much like Curley's’ wife Candy is an extremely lonely …show more content…
Research shows that “isolationism fuels inflammation in the human body which affects the region of the brain processing fear and anxiety. The inflammation can change people's experiences of the social world and what they are thinking”(Chen). Truly lonely people can often be misconstrued as awkward which can lead to further ostracization from society. With modern technology it's extremely easy to stay in contact with friends and family via the phone or internet. But such amenities weren't available in the early 1900’s, leaving people like Curley's wife and Candy truly alone. Loneliness has and remains be a deep and often undermined issue in society.”It’s incoded in our genetics ,and its not easy to