As Lonely As Me Analysis

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As Lonely As Me- PigPen Theatre Co. “As Lonely As Me” by PigPen Theatre Co. is a song I chose to describe the scene where Lennie was in the barn after he killed one of Slim’s pups and Curley’s wife approached him. Lennie tried to make her understand that he didn’t want to talk to her in fear that he’d get it trouble, however she didn’t allow him to do so. “‘Wha’s the matter with me?’ she cried. ‘Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody?’’ (87). The song that portrayed this situation is called As Lonely As Me by PigPen Theatre Co. due to its idea of loneliness. “A sea that breathes is a sea that talks/ And an ear in tune can hear its coughs” is a line from the song that talks about how the sea is able to be listened and understood by anyone who…show more content…
“‘If you want me to, I’ll put the old devil out of his misery right now and get it over with. Ain’t nothing left for him’” Carlson said (47). In the lyrics to “Relax, Take It Easy” (MIKA), it states, “Relax, take it easy/ For there is nothing that we can do”. Ths relates to this scene because Candy clearly didn’t want to put down his dog, however he was outnumbered in the room and he felt as if he had no other choice. He stared at the ceiling and stayed awake until his dog died, and rather than putting up a fight, which reminded me of the “relax, take it easy” lyric to the song. The song also states “Relax, take it easy/ Blame it on me or blame it on you” (MIKA). This relates to the scene because although it seemed as if it was Carlson’s fault and impatience that caused the death of Candy’s dog, we later find out that Candy regretted letting Carlson put him down, making seem as if it were his own fault. However eventually, Candy fell asleep and moved on. The theme of “Relax, Take it Easy” is to let go of your worries, just as Candy moved on from the death of his…show more content…
“‘That ranch we’re goin to is right down there about a quarter mile. We’re gonna go in an’ see the boss..’” (6). In the lyrics to “The Great Escape” (Boys Like Girls), it states, “[Let’s] make peace with an empty town/ We can make it right”. This is related to the scene because after the situation with the girl in the red dress and Lennie, they had to run away and start over in Soledad. They’re are giving themselves a second chance to stay at a ranch for a while and make money. The song also states, “Throw it away/ Forget yesterday/ We'll make the great escape”. This relates to the story because it further portrays how they have to throw everything they had, including their past, away in order to starter over. The theme of “ The Great Escape” is to get a fresh start and be more successful than before, just as George and Lennie planned on
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