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    Loneliness is a topic that comes up very often in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men. Almost every character deals with the struggle of being alone throughout the novel. The characters in Of Mice and Men are all lonely for very different reasons, but they all have one thing in common: they have nobody who cares for them. George and Lennie, however, are different. They have each other, which is much more important than anything owned by anyone else on the ranch. Despite the fact the George and…

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    Loneliness is the sadness resulting from being isolated or abandoned. Being lonely is almost always directly connected to relations between people. In the novella Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, loneliness is a recurring theme especially at the time this novella is taken place - 1930s The Great Depression. All the characters present have experienced loneliness whether in the beginning of the novel, or towards the end. With the era and setting this story is taking place in, Steinbeck portrays…

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    The American Dream: Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck's work, Of Mice and Men, is a vivid depiction of The American Dream, where the desire for an unknown fate lies within a harsh reality. The use of striking imagery in Of Mice and Men contributes to the thematic focus around the American Dream. Steinbeck utilizes symbolism and motifs to convey the reality the characters face while on their journey to an unsettling future...their American Dream. Of Mice and Men takes place in a powerful,…

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    Destroyed Dreams Dreams, although often cut off are necessary to keep the hopes of people alive to fight against the hardships of the social perils of life. John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is a powerful depiction of life during the Great Depression in rural America. Life during 1930’s America was tough, and hope was the only escape from hard reality. To most people, Lennie and George’s futures seem grim, but we discover how resilient they are and that they refuse to give up. Candy joins in…

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    In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck develops the concept of loneliness through the characters Candy, Curley's wife, and Crooks to show that loneliness can cause depression which causes characters to give up hope. Crooks is lonely because he is the only black man on the farm and everyone on the farm thinks that he smells so Crooks is separated from everyone else he lives all by himself with old books. “You got no right to come in my room. This here’s my room. Nobody got any right in here but me”.…

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    Gary Sinise, the director of the film, Of Mice and Men, produced a tragic masterpiece based off of John Steinbeck’s novel which was published in 1937, but Sinise’s film was not released until October 2, 1992. According to Roger Ebert, “The most sincere compliment I can pay them is to say that all of them - writer and actors - have taken every unnecessary gesture, every possible gratuitous note, out of these characters. The story is as pure and lean as the original fable which formed in…

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    How does Steinbeck develop the theme of loneliness in Of Mice and Men? In John Steinbeck’s prominent novel: Of Mice and Men, loneliness is an essential dynamic that features in the story. Loneliness is expressed very deeply throughout various characters such as: Curley’s wife, Candy, Crooks, Curley and Lennie. All of these characters have a variety of numerous discriminations. Curley’s wife is a victim of sexism and is deprived of the delight of speaking to other people other than her husband,…

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    Throughout John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, the reader sees the frequent and divisive theme of loneliness. In 1930s USA the Great Depression was underway, and this left many men unemployed. Many men left their friends and families in search of menial labour and travelled the USA on a solo search for a job. They’d work this job for a month or so, then collect their money and move on to the next job. These jobs would mostly be on ranches, and due to the inherently hierarchical structure of…

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    Animal Farm Why does animalism fail? "Meet the new boss, same as the old boss." All this started when the Manor farm had their oldest pig have a dream. Major had a dream that one day the animals would be free of the control of the humans. When Major died the animals took action, they thought that they could make Major's dream come true. His dream was about how when people find out that their animals can not be useful they just get rid of them. All the animals didn't’ want that to happen.…

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    Of Mice and Men and All My Sons are two timeless works of literature that leave lasting effects on the reader. Of Mice and Men was about two companions, George and Lennie, who went to work on a farm together and had a dream of starting their own farm together. All My Sons was about a family struggling to move on from the death of their son, Larry. While they storylines of these literary works vary, they share some common ideas. There were recurring themes of loneliness and isolation throughout…

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