The Importance Of Companionship In Life In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Imagine a life being discriminated because of your ethnicity, or being the only woman stuck on a ranch with the miserable marriage, Or you just killed your best friend. How would you feel if you were in their shoes? All these scenarios are illustrated in the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Takes place during the Great Depression where to immigrant workers George and Lennie are seeking a new life in Soledad. Instead of getting a new life they face more challenges than ever before. Meeting people that suffer from isolation and desire the warmth and care from a companion. Steinbeck illustrates that everyone needs and desire to find companionship in life.

Right from the very start, it is noticeable that George and Lennie have a bond
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When all the men went to work all except Lennie, who was in the barn, she walked towards him and said to him,“I get lonely...You can talk to people, but I can 't talk to anybody but Curley” (Steinbeck 43). She is fed up being treated like a ghost running away from her whenever she comes near sight all because of curly who is an envious man. She ' is the only woman on the ranch and an effort to communicate and share something with someone she always rejected.After so much time being alone, she will talk to anyone who will listen to for a moment. Being a determined woman who wants to live a life with someone that appreciates her and allows her to spread her wings and do whatever she likes instead of perceiving her as an object but as a person. Always striving to receive a piece of happiness from whoever gives it to her can fill some of the vacancies in her heart. After she had convinced Lennie to stay in the barn with her, she confided in him more and more, and Curley 's wife admitted to him when she said, “I don’ like Curley.”(Steinbeck 44). How would anyone live a life a friendship a husband you don 't even love that you despise. Instead to live the life of agony without fellowship, How can anyone go through life by themselves. No wonder why she has been always dreaming of a different life dreaming of leaving this life behind and …show more content…
When Lennie came into the barn wanting to see his pup he intervene with Crooks and started a conversation.“Why ain’t you wanted?” Lennie asked. “’Cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black.”(Steinbeck 34). After growing up being used to being discriminated because of his race he 's always been so used to being isolated from others. Lenny is not being the most intelligent person does not comprehend why the color of crooks skin matters or determines the reason who can stay in what room and with whom. Not known any better makes Crooks acknowledges how he yearns, go to someone to be able to talk, share, and express himself without the thought of being denied because of the color of his skin. When Crook accepted Lennie to stay in the barn when decides to invite him in when he says, “Set down...Set down on the nail keg.”(Steinbeck 34). After what Lenny said to him about why does it matter what race you are should deprive you have anything. At this precise moment crooks somewhat felt the type of companionship that George and Lennie have. He wants something like that in his life too which is the reason his actions towards Lennie changed instead of being hostile he 's more delicate more friendly he attempts to create that feeling with someone else to fill the gap in his heart with

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