The Effects Of Loneliness In Of Mice And Men

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Loneliness is a complex and usually unpleasant emotional response to isolation. Loneliness typically includes anxious feelings about a lack of connection or communication. Everyone at some point has felt loneliness of some kind whether it be social, emotional, mental, or physical. The feeling of loneliness is even found in many characters in books plagued by the lack of acceptance. One of these books is Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck. Of mice And Men follows the story of men on a ranch during the Great Depression, and it shows the characters’ feelings during this hard time in American history. Men during this period of time wanted work or at least a sense of being useful, the characters in the novel deal with this struggle. Loneliness plagued …show more content…
Single parents who love and care for their children will give more love than they will receive Having a kid is like having a puppy, it’s training it not to pee on the carpet and leaves once the door opens.George feels the loneliness of a parent, he may have Lennie as a physical companion but mentally and emotionally he’s isolated. “God you're a lot of trouble… I could get along so easy and so nice if I didn’t have you on my tail. I could live easy and maybe have a girls” (Steinbeck 7). George acknowledges that Lennie is one of the causes of his loneliness, and if George didn’t have Lennie then he could have a girl of his own. Like most parents George knows Lennie is the problem but he still cares for Lennie. “ Aw, Lennie… I ain’t takin’ it away jus’ for meanness”(Steinbeck 9). Yes, George cares for Lennie and he wants to help Lennie , but George also understands that Lennie is a grown man and should be able to do things for himself.With George’s care for Lennie he won't be able to move on and make a life of his own till Lennie is completely gone. The problem with this is when Lennie is truly gone George now is physically alone like …show more content…
Crooks’ color made him a target of discrimination, and isolation so no one has to see him. With the physical loneliness he also inflicts mental and emotional loneliness on himself. “You have no right. This here’s my room. Nobody got any right in here but me” (Steinbeck 68). Crooks’ upbringing in a racist country made him to learn if he doesn’t becomes close to anyone then he can’t be hurt by anyone. Even though Crooks forces the physical loneliness on himself when he has company it seems he doesn’t mind too much. “Long as you won’t get out and leave me alone you might as well set down”(Steinbeck 69). Crooks still wants attention or or someone to talk to, but he will never admit it. Crooks prefers to shun the world before the world can shun him. With that mentality Crooks ends up setting himself for a lonely life without anyone to care for him emotionally or

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