For evidence she said to Lennie,"I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely". It shows she was very lonely. "I get lonely " she said repetition of word describes her loneliness. Another piece of evidence ,to suggest that Curly,s wife is lonely is that she had no name !
This highlights the main theme of the novel: loneliness. Living alone in his room Crooks craves the company of others but, because of his coloured skin and the era he lived in, he is shown to be separated from the other ranch workers and thus suffering from loneliness more than his colleagues. Because of his skin colour, Crooks is shown to have “kept his distance and demanded that other people kept theirs.” Steinbeck describes how crooks wants others to stay away from him and reciprocates their feelings towards him but, later in the novel, he reveals that he is very lonely all by himself and would like to have someone to talk to. However, because he is so used to being shunted away by society, he pushes everyone away from him before they have the chance to do the same, portraying him as a “proud, aloof man”. Again, this fact highlights Crooks' loneliness and, even though he has convinced himself he doesn’t need anyone else, he knows the pleasure of having company and this is something that can’t be replaced by the many possessions he has acquired.
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."
Piggy continue to complain about the inefficient group effort in surviving. Suddenly a nearby tree catches on fire and Piggy realize that the six year old boy who talked about the “beastie” is gone. With things going bad, the remaining boys in the group pretend nothing happened. Chapter 3: Jack attempts to hunt a pig for the second time but the pig escaped.
The novel Grendel depicts a completely different character than that of the one in the epic poem Beowulf. Although in both works, Grendel is understood as an outcast shunned from human kind, he is portrayed in two different perspectives. The reader understands that Grendel in both works is a monster. The reader, however, cannot discern Grendel’s identity beyond the fact that he is some type of monster. This mystery as to what Grendel is, leads to the perspectives represented in both the novel Grendel and poem Beowulf.
Inviting Lennie inside his room depicts Crooks’ desire for company. Loneliness even had several characters from Of Mice and Men confessing their deep solitude to strangers revealing their desperation. Overall various types of consequences are left behind due to loneliness being a challenge to divert
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.
'Cry about the simple hell people give other people'. Discuss with reference to To kill a mockingbird and comment on whether it's a pessimistic novel In to kill a mockingbird, we see all kinds of hell people give each other as said by the character Dolphus Raymond, and how innocent people suffer in different ways as a result. There is the hell of family life, Dill never had a father, 'I haven't got one' and his mother once remarried didn't want him around. So 'he just gets passed around from relatives to relatives and Miss Rachel keeps him every summer'. Unlike Scout and Jem, he has never felt the love and security a child ought to feel.
Boo writes, “What you don't want is always going to be with you. What you want is never going to be with you. Where you don't want to go, you have to go. And the moment you think you're going to live more, you're going to die.” This quote embodies how harsh it is living in the slum of Annawadi. Some of the slums residents lack any type of shelter and are forced to sleep outside, rats commonly bite people while they try to sleep, and barely a handful of the 3,000 residents of the slum are lucky enough to have full time employment.
Throughout the novel, almost every character is portrayed by Steinbeck as suffering from loneliness. Curley’s wife suffers acutely from loneliness. In the male dominated, hostile world of the novel, being female isolates her from the ranchers. She is referred to as “ a tart “ and as “ jail bait “ – expressions which convey fear and contempt. She is never referred to by her name; she is only known as “ Curley’s Wife “ which emphasises her character’s sense of loneliness.