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Companionship In Of Mice And Men

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Loneliness can overcome companionship
Is it better to love than not be loved at all? It is better to experience love because if you don't then you will be lonely. You may not feel the pain that comes with the price of love, you could also not experience the joy that love provides. The novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Introduces the effects of isolation through its characters. Steinbeck depicts the essential loneliness of ranch life in California and their desire for companionship. George and Lennie consider each other family, George is like a brother to Lennie, they have a companionship that everyone wishes they had. George and Lennie travel and work together. Although George promised Lennie’s aunt Clara that he would take care of him and feels an extent of burden; Lennie’s friendship helps George stay focused on their American Dream and keeps him sane. In one instance, George says, “I could get along so easy and so nice if I didn’t have you on my tail. I could live so easy and maybe have a girl” (Steinbeck 7). Steinbeck wants us to know the stress Lennie brings on George but without Lennie on his tail he would be lonely and may never know what loves feels like, for this reason George puts up with
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The first theme is Companionship George and Lennie are always together no matter what, nobody else on the rach has that special bond that they have with each other. The second theme steinbeck provides is loneliness, for example crooks, candy, and curley's wife were all lonely Candy's dog death had a strong affect on him that was his only friend he had him since he was a pup. Crooks didn't have anybody because his race he was isolated from everybody except George and Lennie they were different and that made crooks happy. Lastly curley's wife wasn't the tart everybody thought that she was someone just wanted to talk to she knew she had a right to have friends
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