What Is Loneliness

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What is loneliness? Loneliness is when you have nobody there for you when you feel like it’s only you in the world and you keep everything inside you. Of Mice and Men, a novel by John Steinbeck, relates to loneliness because of the character Crooks. Crooks is discriminated against everyday. Everyone stays away from him because he’s black. He spends most of his free time reading in his separate bunk which was in the stable. “Eleanor Rigby”, a poem by John Lennon and Paul McCartney also relates to loneliness because of Eleanor Rigby. Eleanor Rigby works at a church and sees everyone get married except her. 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. He gets discriminated against because of his skin color. When other workers are playing games like cards, he’s in his own little isolated space, reading. Just like his name, Crooks has a crooked back and life. Just like his back, his life is broken. The character of Crooks foreshadows the end of George and Lennie when he taunts Lennie in the stable. Crooks scares Lennie by telling him that George will never return. In the end, Crooks prediction comes true. “Eleanor Rigby” by Paul McCartney and John Lennon also relates to loneliness because Eleanor Rigby is a lonely person who doesn’t have anyone to share her life with. The line “Picks up the rice in the church where a wedding as been” means that she
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