The Role Of Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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“A heart without dreams is like a bird without feathers.” (Suzy Kassem). Of Mice and Men is a novel written by John Steinbeck. In this novel -set in the great depression-, Steinbeck creates characters with different lives and different experiences. Every character he created was unique, one of these characters was Lennie, a man with a mind of a child. Lennie had his friend to help him in this hard life. George, a man who is smart and fast at taking action, this friendship that they had, created a bond that nobody else had in this novel. They were like brothers who saved each other, they had dreams together that they wanted to reach. Although that most people at that time -The Great Depression- suffered majorly from and loneliness and despair, men had to leave their families -if they had any- just to get a minimum wage job; families had to live a life that was autonomous with no goal, just to feed their kids -George and Lennie were different. George and Lennie’s dreams saved them from loneliness. Loneliness is what most men in this novel suffer from, they live a life by the day; never having a dream that one day they want to reach, they were hopeless and lonely.…show more content…
Men in this novel suffered from a deluge of self-diseases; they suffered from loneliness and lack of dreams. In the end, we can say that Steinbeck wasn’t just a writer, he was a man trying to change the world in his own way. So never lose hope in this world of vicious self-diseases, fight back and give it the lethal strike that will make you the victorious: with not dreams, but
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