Of Mice and Men is filled with characters such as this, which are unable to find a way out of their lonely lives. The loneliness in this story builds and builds and never is allowed to escape. By never allowing its escape, Steinbeck effectively forms a solid backing for the characters and events in his novel. Lennie's loneliness chiefly stems from the fact that he is both mentally undeveloped and very big and strong. His retardation sometimes causes others at the ranch to shun him; even to the point of thinking he is "cuckoo."
The novel shows you how the colour of your skin, of being crippled and jealously can the reason you end up alone and on your own. One of the most important human emotions is friendship. Without friendship or company of others, people would suffer and become lost and drown in their world of unhappiness. Characters in the novel are envious towards Lennie and George, as they own a strong bond of friendship while the others dream of obtaining this kind of company and companionship. All the characters suffer with unhappiness in their lives because none of them can escape the misery of being on their own.
Name Miss Connell English 1 (H) Due Date Loneliness in John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men suggests that loneliness and isolation drive different social outsiders together. George is the first character in the novel to suggest that the loneliness itinerant ranch hands naturally face leads them to seek companionship. When he and Lennie settle in for the night before going to the Tyler Ranch, he says to Lennie, “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They ain’t got nothing to look ahead to.
Another character is Curley's wife who is very lonely. Steinbeck shows lonliness by showing her only women on the ranch. She is lonely because at that time author is writing ,women were used to stay at home and not allowed to go out. She always flirts with the male workers of the ranch to seek attention.She always try to talk to somebody but no one is ready to talk to her. For evidence she said to Lennie,"I never get to talk to nobody.
Essay due for the 10.01.2012 Emma Dulac 3eme3 In chapter 4 Crooks says: “A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody”. HOW DOES THE WRITER EXPLORE THE THEME OF LONELINESS THROUGH CROOKS AND ONE OTHER CHARACTER IN THE BOOK? Loneliness is one of the major themes in “Of Mice and Men”. Steinbeck explores it through the characters, by writing about their feelings or through their actions and reactions. It’s a feeling that gets to them and hurts them.
He only does this to Lennie to show him what it like for him having nobody there and how he needs a companion , like Lennie and George ." A guy goes nuts if he aint got nobody." This shows how destructive loneliness is and how it changes his
Candy is lonely because of his old age although it is somewhat helped by the fact he has a dog but as we know, he is left high and dry after the residents of the bunkhouse choose to eradicate it for it was in pain and also smelling. Curleys wife throughout is negatively portrayed to the reader by the workers on the ranch and therefore is not left with anyone on her side, ultimately, making her lonely despite having a husband. The fact that Lennie is so incapable of getting along with people who he doesn’t already know well, this leaves him almost completely reliable on George in the book. Last but not least, Crooks is left without companionship on the ranch for various reasons. In the novel, the ranch is a huge symbolism of loneliness.
a) Within the extract, the theme of loneliness is presented through the characters’ dialogue and actions. Every ranch worker’s circumstance is lonely –to some extent- although Crooks case is far worse, due to his segregation on the farm. Crooks is aware of the racism directed towards him, as he states “Why it’s just a nigger saying it.” To others Crooks’ opinions may seem insignificant and worthless. He understands that his thoughts may not be heard, as racism at this time was at its peak. The fact that Crooks himself is aware of how others may perceive him, highlights the theme of loneliness, as we realise that that he is discriminated against.
The two men desperately cling to each other as loneliness encroaches from all sides and threatens to tear them apart however, inevitably, their dreams are blown to one side by the death of Curley’s wife as Steinbeck makes true the poem ‘even the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley’. Even in killing Lennie, George hangs on to their friendship telling him “Let’s go get that place now” before ending his life and their bond. The eventual certainty of loneliness is represented by Candy as he gradually loses everyone and everything he ever cared for
In the novella, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck demonstrates the negative impact of loneliness through Crooks, Curley’s Wife, and George and Lennie. Steinbeck demonstrates the negative impact of loneliness through a character called ‘Crooks’. “S’pose you didn’t have nobody. S’pose you couldn’t enter the bunk house cause you was black…S’pose you had to sit out and read books…a guy needs somebody to be near him…a guy goes nuts if he has nobody…” (72). Crook’s cannot live on without being around somebody, he