Essay On Isolation In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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William Blake once quoted, “The bird the nest, the spider a web, man friendship.” William Blake compares the friendship of a man to an animal in its natural habitat. He makes an Understanding of how deep a companionship should be between two people who are comfortable expressing themselves in any way. In the same sense as any animal in their own natural habitat, a man should have a friend or someone to always go to or be with so they with never end up alone. In the novel of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, Isolation is a big issue for Crooks, Candy and Curley’s Wife as they are considered outcasts to society, useless and unwanted.
To start off, in the novel, Candy being very old was probably considered an outcast to society for being handicapped. John Steinbeck describes Candy by saying “The door opened and a tall, stoop shouldered old man came in, he was dressed in blue jeans and he carried a push broom in his left hand” (18). With Candy being very old, he was not in the Physical condition to work as hard as the other young workers. Besides Candy being very old, he once got his hand trapped in a machine which left him handicapped for the rest of his life. An Article of Mice and men says that “Good fortune smiles upon them briefly when they get
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The way Steinbeck describes isolation in the novel of Mice and Men can be compared to today’s society. Just because some people are different and live a different lifestyle does not make them bad people. Being open to different cultures, races and ethnicities opens door to learning more about others. That freedom was not given during the time of John Steinbeck but luckily we live in an era where many opportunities have been given not caring about what a person looks like, how they live or how they should be designed to be, everyone is
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