Essay Of Mice And Men Loneliness

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Loneliness- of mice and men The loneliness in this story gets worse and worse 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. ‘’A guy needs somebody to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you. I tell ya, a guy gets lonely an' he gets sick." Slim^ All the characters live on a range in soledad in the middle of nowhere. They represent the many workers who had to live in that time period and live lonely lives. The book also shows the other people effected by loneliness not just the workers. The novel features women working at a brothel and curley’s wife who uses makeup and provocative clothes to get attention because she is neglected by her husband. She is his possession so not allowed to communicate with anyone else but him, yet curley doesn’t talk to her, so she acts out by flirting…show more content…
As a result he often can’t face reality and can’t react properly to situations because he isn’t used to proper human contact- except from George who treats him like a pet, and who lennie obeys. The men are afraid of Lennie because they know that if his great strength were ever to go uncontrolled, it could easily overwhelm any one of them. This constant rejection by others increases the depth of Lennie's loneliness and adds to the theme of loneliness running through the novel. Lennie and curley’s wife react to their lonliness and getting into trouble, this explains why many people do bad things and how it isn’t really their fault. This also suggests why society have to care for minorities or generally lonely people because otherwise bad things may happen. For example children who are neglected. Steinbeck is questioning responsibility, and makes the reader ask who is to blame when something goes
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