Of Mice And Men Loneliness

Loneliness in Of Mice and Men
Even in a crowded room, the loneliest people could be found. In John Steinbeck’s n Of Mice and Men, he shows how loneliness can be found in the most crowded places, and how it inevitably leads to bad events. The workers on the rach in the book all face loneliness in their own ways for different reasons. Crooks, who faces discrimination, Curley’s wife who is misunderstood, and Candy who simply doesn’t fit in. They are all surrounded by people almost all the time, they remain isolated.They all openly discuss their loneliness and to all of them, bad things happen. This helps reveal the true message in the story about loneliness. Crooks may be the loneliest of all the characters. He is an African American table buck,
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He has no one to be friends with because he cannot relate to anyone anymore since he lost his hand and can't do the same work as the others. He used to have his dog, which he’d had since it was a pup but the complaints of the other men convinced Candy to put it down. He quite obviously did not want that to happen because the dog was all he had. On page 45, and surrounding pages they talk about the dog would be better off dead but Candy protests as much as he can before the inevitable. He knows deep down it's for the best but he claims he isn't bothered by having to hand feed the blind toothless dog he states on page 45 “I don’t mind taking care of him”. During George and Lennie’s stay he plans to join them on the dream farm, that probably lessened his isolation but when that dream fell apart he was back to being alone in life.
Loneliness can be found in the most crowded places, and lead to some horrible things. There may be people all around but that doesn't always ensure company. Candy has no real friends or companions since he lost his dog. Curley’s wife has no one who will listen to her or talk about anything more than small talk. Crooks is always discriminated against and left out leading to his isolation on the

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