Of Mice And Men Curley's Wife Loneliness Essay

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Everyone gets lonely now and then for reason maybe even unknown to ourselves. In the story "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck, 3 characters face being lonesome throughout the book. Candy, Crooks and Curley's Wife are the ones facing this problem. Candy feels like he's not useful and he's a burden to other and Crooks says he's being discriminated against for be black. Whereas Curley's wife feels lonely because she IS alone with nothing to but sit in her house and has no one to talk to and gains sympathy based off that. Some people feel lonely at times and are trying to figure out why. Crooks is lonely because he suffers discrimination from the workers on the ranch for being the only worker of color. While all the other workers get to sleep in the bunk house, Crooks has to sleep in the barn because no one will let him stay with them. “It's cause I’m black. They say I stink.” That is what Crooks says to Lennie and the barn while trying to explain to him his situation. People get lonley for little reasons like discrimination all the time which needs to change.…show more content…
Along with that, she’s married to Curley who she never really loved thus making it even lonelier for her. Also, since she’s married she can’t follow her dream of being a movie star which she confesses to George and Lennie. For instance Curley says to her “Why’nt you tell her to stay the hell home where she belongs?” This shows no one wants Curley’s wife around. Steinbeck even give her a name of her own. That just shows how much he wanted to express her isolation. Loneliness can come from the pettiest of feeling from
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