Of Mice And Men Essay Loneliness

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Of Mice and Men Essay Loneliness is a struggle that occurs everyday. Not having the ability to talk to people. Isolated in a hole with nobody by your side. The thought that you could have fixed it but never had the opportunity. In John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, loneliness hinders in many of the characters such as Curley’s wife, Candy and Crooks. The first character that loneliness haunts is Curley’s wife. Curley’s wife is a woman who is a tramp. She is very rude and has the “eye” for other men. Curley never talks to his wife in addition she feels lonely. She gets “lonely” because she ‘“can’t talk to nobody but Curley.”’(68) Since Curley’s wife is the only woman on the ranch, she faces loneliness. She has nobody to talk to, and when …show more content…
Crooks has nobody to talk to because of the color of his skin. He is the only black man on the ranch, so he feels isolated. “‘Why ain’t you wanted”’ Lennie asked to lonely man in his room. Crooks claims that people do not talk to him because he’s “‘black”’. When people are alone and sad, they want others around them to feel the same way. Crooks feels like a rock, abandoned and forgotten. The people in the world making racist comments makes a human hurt. When Lennie walks into Crooks’s room without permission Crook’s said “‘you ain’t got no right to come in my room”’. Since Crook’s is in his room all alone, he uses reverse psychology. He acts as if he doesn’t want anybody in his room, but in reality he wants a companion. He wants a friend by his side to make him feel normal. Crook’s is very blocked by the other men, which leads him to be very lonely. Everyone experiences loneliness in their lifetime. The characters in Of Mice and Men such as Curley’s wife, Candy, and Crooks are all tortured by loneliness. Curley’s wife is lonely because she is not allowed to talk to anybody, but her husband. Candy is lonely because all his dreams are ruined when Curley’s wife states that it will never happen. Lastly Crooks faces loneliness because nobody comes and visits him. All these characters are tortured by loneliness and they try their best to overcome their

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