Of Mice And Men And Loneliness

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“I used to think the worst thing in life is to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone” (Robin Williams). Though many of the characters feel lonely, their environment and those surrounding them furthers their isolation. By noticing the different characteristics within John Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men, loneliness can be recognized and contrasted by Lennie and George’s tight-knit relationship. Furthermore, once these grievous faults and failures are “dredged up to the light” and revealed to people, they can change and grow stronger. Therefore, throughout Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck illustrates the “faults and failures” of humans through the motif of loneliness.
Curley’s wife demonstrates a distinct amount of loneliness, reflecting reflected by her actions around the other men on the ranch. Upon the introduction of Curley’s wife, her need for attention is immediately exhibited. Furthermore, Steinbeck continues to mold Curley’s wife’s character as one that is drawn to others. As Lennie hesitantly speaks to Curley’s wife she admits,“I get lonely … You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to
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In identification of the personality traits of the supporting characters within the story their tendencies to fall more into isolation is consistent,. Whereas, that is which is starkly contrasts contrasted by the relationship of Lennie and George. Therefore, as opposed to the isolated image of those around them, their tight-knit bond is evident and reflects the importance of being in close relationships. “Be around the light bringers, the magic makers, the world shifters, the game shakers. They challenge you, break you open, uplift & expand you. They don’t let you play small with your life. These heartbeats are your people. These people are your tribe” (Kathryn

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