Essay On Curley's Wife Loneliness

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Albert Schweitzer once said, “We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness.” Undoubtedly, Albert Schweitzer’s quote can be referred to Curley’s wife in the novel Of Mice and Men, and John Steinbeck’s message about loneliness. Without a doubt, Curley’s wife, from Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, is a lonely character who fails to find companionship, and depicts Steinbeck’s message about loneliness. Certainly, Curley’s wife was in search of a companion throughout the novel. Therefore for she was extremely lonely and isolated. For instance, Curley’s wife says ‘ You can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad. How’d you like not to talk to anybody?’(87). This is Curley’s wife’s way of searching for a companion. She hoped that if she …show more content…

Unfortunately, Curley’s wife never found a companion. An example of Curley’s wife unsuccessful search for a friend is when Candy says ‘ Maybe you just better go along an’ roll your hoop. We ain’t got nothing to say to you at all’(79). Candy didn’t care about anything Curley’s wife had to say about his dream of the ranch. So it was a huge mistake for Curley’s wife to try to crush Candy’s dream. Now she lost any chance of Candy being her companion. Another example of Curley’s wife being unsuccessful with her search for a companion is when Lennie kills her. Lennie and Curley’s wife were having a decent conversation, it almost seemed like were becoming friends. However, Curley’s wife lets Lennie touch her hair which leads to her death. Lennie was being rough while touching Curley’s wife hair. So when she started to scream he held on tighter, causing him to break her neck. Curley’s wife dies, and ends her search without any companions. Without a doubt, Curley’s wife was unsuccessful with her search for a companion since she never found a

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