Curleys Wifes Loneliness

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Loneliness is a very common In Of Mice and Men, loneliness is a very common thing, the men who work on the farms travel from farm to farm usually alone, "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don 't belong no place. They come to a ranch an ' work up a stake and then they go inta town and blow their stake, and the first thing you know they 're poundin ' their tail on some other ranch. They ain 't got nothing to look ahead to” (Steinbeck 113).In the book some of the characters that have it the worst is crooks, Lennie, and curleys wife. Crooks is black so he isn’t allowed to socialize with the other men, Curleys wife feels very alone because her husband doesn’t care about her and she is the only girl on the farm. In the book, Curleys wife is portrayed as a very flirty person, she is married to the bosses son, her husband is a small man that picks fights with all the guys that are physically bigger than him. The men on the farm try to stay away from her because they think she’s trying to flirt with them and they don’t want to get in trouble with the boss or get in a fight with curly. She is a very lonely person and try’s to flirt with the other men on the farm because she has no one to talk to. Curley doesn’t care about her and treats her…show more content…
Lonlieness is something that everyone deals with, but in of mice and men it is so common that it is almost normal, people can feel lonely for different reasons. It just happens to be that in this book it is usually because you can’t socialize with other people or because no one wants to socialize with you, in this book three characters that struggled with lonleyness was Curlys wife, crooks, and Lennie. Lennis and curlys wife wernt lonely because they had no one to talk to like crooks but because Lennie was stupid and thatisolated him from a lot of things and curlys wife was married to someone that didn’t love her. Point is lonelieness is a big issue and a lot of
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