Theme Of Loneliness In Of Mice And Men

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The 1930’s were a lonely time, especially when you go looking for a job ranch after ranch all over California. Everyone needs and looks for companionship, it 's human nature. In the tragedy Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck portrays the loneliness of living on a ranch. He emphasizes this by how the characters attempt to get closer to each other and build a fellowship. Another way that he displays the loneliness is by the absence of some character names.
By not using the names of certain characters it makes them distant towards the workers. Steinbeck uses The Boss as a way to refer that he is the one paying them the little they’ve got. Even if they were at a different ranch they would have a boss. The other character in the absence of her name is Curley’s
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Another character with this is Curley’s wife. She tries to get attention from the workers. She flirts with them so that she can have some interaction with someone since her husband doesn’t give her any. While everyone is out, she decides to talk to Crooks, Candy, and Lennie in the barn. When they try to kick her out she responds “[w]ell, I ain’t giving you no trouble”, and as they keep on trying to ignore her she gets angry. After she shows the anger she gets when they ignore her by threatening Crooks in getting him in trouble and showing how much power she has. Another thing she does is persuaded Lennie to listen to her so she can talk to someone. She knows that he will give her all the attention she asks for if she persuades him to …show more content…
Being isolated by his skin color his whole life is what makes him plea for the human affection that desperately needs. After finding out about the plan to buy their own ranch, from Lennie, he doesn 't think they 'll succeed. But as Candy is included into the conversation he hesitates and tells them “ . . . . [i]f you . . . . guys would want a hand to work for nothing—just his keep, why I’d come to an’ lend a hand. I ain’t so crippled I can’t work like a son-of-a-bitch if I want to”.(37-38) This shows that he actually is interested and glad to be a part of something to better himself and not be so

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