Crooks is lonely because he doesn't live with the white people and is usually alone all day. Curley's wife is lonely because she's always around the guys, looking for Curley or looking for something that she left there as an excuse to talk to someone. At one time Slim and Whit must have been lonely, but they're friends when we meet them. As you can see, loneliness is one of the key factors to this story. Many of the characters in this story were lonely.
‘Of Mice and Men’ is a compassionate portrayal of the harsh realities of life for poor, unskilled workers during the depression. Of Mice and Men shows us the harsh realities of life for poor, unskilled workers during the depression. Steinbeck shows us how the people struggle through life because of the loneliness, isolation, lack of permanent friendship, inability to build a secure financial for their future and the prejudice. Loneliness plays a big role in the novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ because the husbands would leave their family to find a job and most of the time the husband would not come back. Steinbeck shows us how loneliness can affect people two example is Curley’s wife and Crooks.
Some women who are “making their rounds” to others usually have nothing better to do with themselves and are lonely people. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck have a lot of lonely people in it but one sticks out as extremely lonely. This specific character is Curley's wife she is extremely lonely she makes her rounds at the farm to get people going. Curley’s wife goes around the farm doing things men are interested in so she attracts them for attention. The only reason she is always lonely is for the way her husband Curly treats her and how he really doesn’t satisfy her for things and is never really around.
We can see that Curley’s wife is portrayed by Steinbeck as a ‘tart’ in the beginning of the book, she is not cared for or liked by many of the men on the ranch at all as she irritates them and they think that she is not loyal towards Curley. However, by the end of the book the reader feels sorry for her as we see deeper inside her and see how lonely she is, she only has the image of a tart because she is so alone and the only way she knows to make friends is by being a flirtatious person. The first mention of Curley’s wife is in chapter 2 when George and ‘the swamper’ are talking about her. They say that she is ‘Purty ... but- well-she got the eye’. They mean that she is always looking and flirting with other men.
The reason to Conrad’s suicide attempt is his mom's acute coldness towards him shows her ultimate despise of Conrad because she blames him for not dying instead of her favorite first born son. After his suicide, Conrad is asked to see a psychiatrist by his father. Cal tries to bring the family back together, Beth, Conrad and himself, but fails to do so. Beth never once visited Conrad in the hospital and barely checks up on him to see if he was asleep. She began to shut herself from her husband and most importantly, her son.
She is forced to stay in the house by her controlling husband Curley. Curley is insecure about his relationship with his wife, which causes him to be controlling, jealous, and mean. Curley’s wife uses flirting with the workers on the ranch as one way to help with her loneliness. She sees that Lennie is simple minded and so she feels that he is the only one she can talk about her problems with. She feels that no one else listens.
In John Steinbeck’s classic novel Of Mice and Men, Candy lives his life as a lonely man because of him being an old, crippled rancher. After suffering through a great amount of ridicule, Candy, finds himself sad and alone from the other men. Candy deals with a heartbreaking death and cannot work with the other men because he has lost his hand. There are many factors that contribute to Candy’s constant feeling of loneliness. Candy has had his dog for as long as he can remember.
Curley’s wife clearly feels neglected by her husband and she likes to create attention for herself as she feels she isn’t noticed. She is extremely lonely, and that is why she is constantly going in to the bunkhouse to allegedly ‘look for Curley’ but really she is crying out for the attention and affection that her loveless marriage lacks. “Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in a while?” and “Standin’ here talkin’ to a bunch of bindle stiffs – a nigger an a dum dum and a lousy ol’ sheep – an’ likin’ it because they ain’t nobody else.” This shows how desperate she is for contact with people. She is isolated because she is the only woman on the ranch, and because of this Curley is possessive over her. No characters in the novel care for Curley’s Wife (except for Lennie for a brief time) and very little attention is given to her- partly because they are intimidated by the potential wrath of Curley, son of the boss, if they step out of line concerning his wife.
Curley’s wife has no love for her husband and wished to leave him, but her final escape route is blocked since her father is deceased and her mother doesn’t want her. Curley’s wife tries to find companionship with the other men on the ranch but they ignore her or try to brush her off fearing if that they are caught associating with her, they will lose their
* Curley's wife is so overwhelmed by her loneliness; she seeks friendship from other men. She seeks out the friendship of Lennie for all of the others fear Curley and will have nothing to do with her. "Think I don't like to talk to somebody ever' once in a while.” Short Answer Quiz over Chapters 1-3 1. What trouble did Lennie and George have in Weed? 2.