Comparing The House On Mango Street And Of Mice Of Men

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Luz Rodriguez “It is estimated that over 40% of us will feel the aching pangs of loneliness sometime in our life”. This is stated in an article from Physocologytoday.com. The alienation that many people feel are not always physical, but also emotional and mental. A character from the novel Of Mice and Men that is emotionally unstable is Lennie. He’s always surrounded by George but when he isn’t he’s lost and alone. In the book The House on Mango Street, Esperanza is a character that undergoes physical desolation. Esperanza, Crooks, Curley’s Wife and Some women on Mango Street are all examples of how loneliness is one of the many struggles characters in both The House on Mango Street and Of Mice of Men endure. Esperanza, from the House on Mango Street is a character that endures loneliness in many levels. A way that Esperanza endures loneliness is in the Vignette of “Our Good Day” when she pays to have a friend. “Five dollars is cheap since I don’t have friends except for Cathy till Tuesday”. (Cisneros 14) Another example of how Esperanza encounters friendlessness is in “The first job”. “… I was scared to eat alone in the company lunchroom with all these men and ladies looking, so I ate real fast in one of the washroom stalls” (54). In the vignette “Boys & Girls” Esperanza explains some of the desolation she …show more content…

After leaving home and basically forcing herself into a loveless marriage, she states that she isn’t in love with her husband. ”I don’t like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella”. (89) Throughout the course of the book, Curley’s wife spends most of her time “looking for Curley” when in reality she’s just looking for someone to talk to. “I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely” (86) in the book, Curley’s wife loneliness is mistaken for something else. Something in the areas of lust. Curley’s wife is not the only character to be

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