‘All the Characters in ‘of Mice and Men’ Are Lonely.

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‘All the characters in ‘Of Mice and Men’ are lonely. How is loneliness presented in section 1-3 of Of Mice and Men? Loneliness if the feeling of being isolated and not having anyone to be with, I think this is one of the main themes presented by Steinbeck in Of Mice and Men. They are all farmers that live in a town called ‘Soledad’ which in Spanish means loneliness, this straight away brings forth to us what it might be to live in this town and what it might do to these people. They all do a lonely repetitive job everyday on the farm where they do not really have anyone they can really talk to, one of the ideas we get from the books is that if you are lonely you become mean and this seems to have happened to a lot of the characters in the book. The Town they live in is called ‘Soledad’ which means ‘loneliness’ this tell us that all the people living in it will probably be lonely and this turns out to be true. A lot of the characters are always by themselves and this is truer for some characters other others. Whenever George plays cards he always lays a hand for solitaire, which is a game played by one person and never for anything. This gives over to us that he has no one else to really play with, as Lennie is probably not clever enough to be able to play with him so he always has to play a game, which is for one. Also the setting the book starts in is very lonely ‘a path beaten by hard boys coming down from the ranches to swim in the deep pool, and beaten hard by tramps who come wearily down from the highway in the evening to jungle-up near water’ it would seem very few people apart from tramps come down to where they are, a place where people can be alone or would only go by themselves. This starts the book of with its setting and I think this sets the book up for us to tell us about loneliness. When George and Lennie are first introduced to the other
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