Curley's Wifes Loneliness

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Of Mice and Men Loneliness
Have you ever felt lonely in your life? Sure you have. Loneliness is an inevitable part of our life, it caused by many uncertain factors and it usually leads to negative emotion such as depression or anxiety. Therefore, in order to avoid loneliness, people tend to find connections with each others. Through Curley’s wife, Crooks, and Candy, John Steinbeck had used his way to state how those characters had endured their loneliness throughout the book “Of Mice and Men”.

Curley’s wife would not be a pleasant character in many ways. As a wife of manager’s son, she was described as a charming and flirty woman and treated others with scorn. However, her appearances later had shown actually she was just an immature, innocent and lonely woman who missed her chance to be a successful movie star in Hollywood and compelled to marry Curley. “If I’d went, I wouldn’t be livin’ like this, you bet” (Steinbeck 84) Accordingly, she felt unfair for her life and doesn’t want to get stuck on the ranch but she knew she could do nothing about it. Therefore, Curley’s wife had told her suffering to Lennie, though she knows Lennie wouldn’t understand everything, but this still proves she was trying to find connections on Lennie. In the novel, Crooks had tolerated the most isolation and discrimination from others.
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He is old, he had already lost his right hand in an accident and his dog Lulu. “You seen what they done to my dog tonight? They say he want no good to himself nor nobody else. When they can me here I wisht somebody’d shoot me. But they won’t do nothing like that. I won’t have no place to go, an’ I can’t get no more jobs.” (Steinbeck 57) This quote had also clearly emphasized Candy’s hopelessness of life; he is aware of he will be futile if he lost this job. That’s why Candy wanted to join George and Lennie’s dream, he was also driven to find connections to avoid
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