Essay On Negative Effects Of Loneliness In Of Mice And Men

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Katherine Evans Period 4 Loneliness and the Negative Effects on Life Everyone eventually feels a little bit lonely sometimes weather its being away from family for a long period of time or it's being in a new place where you don't know anyone. Loneliness is something most people are faced with at some point in their life. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, two men named George and Lennie move around a lot and work on ranches. In the novel they are working on a ranch near Soledad, California; Soledad means solitude connecting to loneliness. While they are there they meet people like Crooks, Curley, Curley’s wife, Carlson and Candy. Everyone on the ranch is faced with the difficulty of not only making money during the depression but also steering clear of loneliness. The novel Of Mice and Men demonstrates how loneliness can negatively affect someone's life by making them feel isolated and alone because they have no one to talk to and are lacking human connection. While on the ranch, George and Lennie meet a black man named Crooks who is shut out by the men on the farm and doesn't have anyone. Crooks is the only black man on the ranch and the other men on the ranch don't let him go in their bunkhouses, so instead Crooks lives in a small section of the barn. Because no one lets him in the bunkhouses he doesn't let anyone…show more content…
The quote says that a guy needs someone, and that reflects how Crooks is feeling: he feels that he needs someone. This connects to the theme of loneliness and how it can dramatically impact your life. When you have someone you don't have to be alone and read all night. Crooks has experienced extreme loneliness because he doesn't have any friends. When Crooks is talking to Lennie about if George supposedly, left he is saying what happened to him and one reason why he is so lonely; the other reason being because he is black and it is the early
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