Don’t make no difference who the guy is, long’s he’s with you. I tell ya,’ he cried, ‘I tell ya a guy get’s too lonely an’ he gets sick” (69). Crooks’ illustrates that his lack of companionship manifests itself physically and emotionally. The only alleviation of these symptoms for Crooks occurs when he offers to work on Candy, George, and Lennie’s farm (Steinbeck 76). Similarly, Curley’s wife seeks out other people as a way to cope with her loneliness.
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." (Crooks) Steinbeck also portrays loneliness through characterisation. He uses sexism, racism and ageism to get him message across. Of Mice and Men is filled with characters such as this, which are unable to find a way out of their lonely lives.
Crooks also has a fake hope that he is protected by his “wrights” but toughs are dashed by his argument with Curlys wife. "S'pose you couldn't go into the bunkhouse and play rummy 'cause you was black...Sure, you could play horseshoes 'til dark, but then you have to read books." This shows that Crooks pities his own circumstances and vulnerability. However on pg73 "his tone was a little more friendly" and pg77 "I didn't mean to scare you" gives us the impression that Crooks has a kind heart under his mean exterior. Crooks brings into perspective the lonely experienced of all the characters in "Of Mice and Men" by saying on pg77 "Books ain't no good.
Curley's wife seeks the attention of the farm hands as a substitute for the lack of attention from the abusive Curley. Crooks keeps to himself because he believes that the white people want nothing to do with a Negro. Candy's only friend is his dog, and when his dog dies, he despairs. This essay will focus on specifically two characters whom are the most victim of loneliness a theme that Steinbeck tries to portray throughout the book. One of the ways Steinbeck establishes the theme of loneliness is through setting itself.
The ghost of Christmas yet to come was a quiet, scary cloaked figure and just pointed. The author gives different descriptions for the ghost to make it interesting for the reader and to show the different sides to Scrooge’s personality. Dickens wrote this book for the rich people to know that it is not good not to share with poor people. Scrooge was a selfish man; stingy, greedy and mean. Nobody likes Scrooge and poor people were scared to go near Scrooge.
Explore Different Parts of ‘Of Mice and Men’ To Show the Development of the Theme Isolation In ‘Of Mice and Men’ by John Steinbeck, one key theme presented throughout the novel, is isolation. The novella is set during the Great Depression at a time of massive unemployment. The only work many men could find was on the ranches in California. The life of these migrant workers was very insecure and lonely as George says,’ Guys like us are the loneliest guys in the world.’ However, ironically the loneliest characters in the novella are lonely for other reasons. These characters are isolated due to the gender, age or colour, are isolated from society or others on the ranch.
However, there are some old people who are still fit and capable of working. It is a sad thought as Candy is waiting to be put out of his misery, as he is old he believes there is nothing to look forward to, before the dream farm. Due to his damaged he is unable to do a lot of the jobs that the other ranch hands do making him instantly an outsider. Also because he thinks that he is old he puts himself in a state of mind which handicaps him far more than his missing hand ever will. His life echoes that of his dog, he was once "the best damn sheep-dog I ever seen" but now is next to useless, Candy's life has gone somewhat the same way.
Also mention that she lied to herself and made herself believe that the man she met could really have put her in the pictures and that her mother had hidden the letters from Hollywood. Paragraph 4- Candy Talk about his relationship with the old dog that was shot, being on of his only friends. Contain references to the fact that, because he only has one hand, he cannot work with the other men and spend his days in the ranch compound with no company. Refer to his great delight at being allowed to share George and Lennie's dream, which made him believe that he could escape from the constant cycle of loneliness. Mention how he tries to be friends with the new men automatically because he believes he could become their friend.
He is ignored by everyone on the ranch because he is black , this makes his character bitter and mean"Books ain't no good . A guy need somebody to be near him . "Crooks mainly keeps his distance between himself and the other men at the ranch to ensure he doesn't cause any problems . When Lennie approaches him in his bunk house his first reaction to him is fuelled by envy by his and Georges friendship .Crooks teases Lennie and makes out that George wont be coming back for him *quote*. He only does this to Lennie to show him what it like for him having nobody there and how he needs a companion , like Lennie and George ."
In the novella, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck demonstrates the negative impact of loneliness through Crooks, Curley’s Wife, and George and Lennie. Steinbeck demonstrates the negative impact of loneliness through a character called ‘Crooks’. “S’pose you didn’t have nobody. S’pose you couldn’t enter the bunk house cause you was black…S’pose you had to sit out and read books…a guy needs somebody to be near him…a guy goes nuts if he has nobody…” (72). Crook’s cannot live on without being around somebody, he