He could feel like he’s in unequal marriage, where George has all the responsibilities. Curley’s Wife is definitely no happy and very lonely since she is living in her father-in-laws house. She thinks she has missed her opportunities in life by living with Curley and a ‘band of lonely men’. She even tries to get a bit of companionship by flirting and talking with the men on the ranch but when she does is comes back on her horribly. No one on the ranch can get the key to not being lonely; the men on the ranch use all their money on the brothel every Saturday night but it doesn’t stop them being lonely, Lennie and George think that having their own place would solve ‘everything’.
Loneliness is a basic part of human life. Everyone becomes lonely once in a while but in Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men, he illustrates the loneliness of ranch life in the early 1930's and shows how people are driven to try and find friendship in order to escape from loneliness. Steinbeck creates a lonely and blue atmosphere at many times in the book. He uses names and words such as the town near the ranch called "Soledad", which means loneliness and the card game "Solitaire" Which means by oneself. He makes it clear that all the men on the ranch are lonely, with particular people lonelier than others.
Crooks has to go through life on the ranch without any real friends and no one to talk to. Crooks spends his time reading books but this is not enough as he would like someone to talk to. None of the men in the ranch talk to crooks, as he is black. Another example of a character being lonely would be Curley’s wife. She is an example as she is the only woman on the ranch and tries to make friends by flirting with the other men.
Throughout the book we are introduced to many characters that display loneliness and isolation, some more than others. Loneliness and isolation haunts most of the characters throughout the entire book. Furthermore, during the Great Depression, food prices and items increased making it more difficult to get hold of a job at the time. In some cases people would not get work at all, which is why some characters in Of Mice and Men found themselves in a very lonely and isolated environment. In Of Mice and Men, racism is displayed upon the negro on the farm.
Sarah James Mrs. Lewis AP Lang. October 21, 2013 Isolation of Crooks In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men isolation is the central theme throughout the text. Many of the characters are alone and have no one who truly cares about them, but the most isolated character is the stable hand, Crooks. Crooks is black, which sets him apart from all other characters, and is looked down on by almost everyone due to this. He has his own room in the barn because he is not permitted to sleep in the same room as a white person.
She goes home everyday and waits by the window with makeup on wanting someone to knock on her door. When she died, nobody came to her funeral and she was buried along with her name. These two pieces of literature relate to each other because Steinbeck’s character, Crooks and Lennon and McCartney’s, Eleanor Rigby go through a lifetime of loneliness and keep on trying to get through it. John Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men relates to loneliness because the character Crooks. He lives in a ranch in the middle of nowhere, in a stable, far away from the rest of the workers.
Whereas Curley's wife feels lonely because she IS alone with nothing to but sit in her house and has no one to talk to and gains sympathy based off that. Some people feel lonely at times and are trying to figure out why. Crooks is lonely because he suffers discrimination from the workers on the ranch for being the only worker of color. While all the other workers get to sleep in the bunk house, Crooks has to sleep in the barn because no one will let him stay with them. “It's cause I’m black.
George is the dominant male in the relationship , because of Lennie’s disability it causes they both very much trouble back in Weed and on the ranch they arrive too after escaping. Also Lennie’s disability causes himself to be put aside from others on big events. While all the other ranch hands go to town, Lennie, Crooks, Candy, and Curley’s Wife are left behind. They’re left behind because to all the other strong and healthy men they’re outsiders. Lennie is considered as an outsider because of his mental disability.
They are all, in turn, escaping from their problem and they all end up in the barn. The barn is like their home and it is in fact Crooks’ home. As Crooks has faced so much discrimination and racism in his life he has turned aggressive and impolite. He was forced to live and work alone – isolation – and because of this when anyone does try to talk to him he snaps at them. ‘Crooks said sharply, “You got no right to come in my room.
Ellen does not get to enjoy the company of another and is often left alone; not even the company of her husband because he is occupied outside. Ellen compares her life to one in captivity, “ I’m so caged – if I could only break away and run – I stand like this all day. I can’t relax. My throat is so tight it aches –“ (Ross, 159). Ross is able to describe the immense loneliness that