Of Mice And Men Theme Essay

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Of Mice and Men, a book that takes place in California during the Great Depression was written by John Steinbeck in 1937. John Steinbeck, an American author born on February 27, Salinas, California wrote this book based on his own experiences working with migrant farm workers when he was young. The book mainly revolving around loneliness, is about two migrant farmworkers, one small and smart, and the other big and mentally ill going around and working on farms to survive in a lonely time. In his Novella, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses Crooks, Candy, and Curley's wife to prove the theme of loneliness. To begin, Steinbeck uses Crooks to contribute to the theme of loneliness. Crooks, the only black person for miles on the farm and the stable hand is isolated from the others and the bunkhouse because of his race. Crooks …show more content…
Candy, an old man with one arm, works as the janitor at the farm, and pretty much as useless as his dying dog. Probably having no friends or family Candy is pretty much lonely. Candy narrates, “I’d make a will an’ leave my share to you guys in case I kick off, cause I ain’t got no relatives nor nothing.” (59). This quote confirms that Candy has no family or friends and that he’s willing to offer George and Lennie his will in exchange of not being lonely. With Candy being disabled he gets an extra bonus along with his normal wage which means he has a lot of money. As the book goes on George finally agrees to letting Candy in on the dream farm plan. Candy narrates, “S’pose I went in with you guys. Tha’s three hundred an’ fifty bucks I’d put in.” (59). This quote shows that because Candy was lonely and had lost his only close thing to him, his dog that he’d had for years and used to herd sheep with, he is willing to give two strangers, George and Lennie his whole life savings to avoid being lonely. So far we can see that money has no worth when it comes to being

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