How Does Steinbeck Present Loneliness In Of Mice And Men

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When the word friendship pops in your head what do you think? You probably think of a person or a pet. In the novel, “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck, many of the characters are isolated from the real world and are lonely.Crooks, who is an African American stable buck, is discriminated because of the color of his skin. Crooks isn’t allowed to go into the bunkhouse with the other guys, he isn’t allowed to play cards with them either. Another character that expresses loneliness is Curley's wife. Curley, her husband, forces her to stay inside the house. With Curley making that rule, she gets very lonely and isolated with the world around her. Candy, who is a character that did not express loneliness at the beginning, finally expresses it when Carlson goes out and shoots Candy’s dog. Crooks, who works as a stable buck on the farm, is discriminated because he is African American. Crooks explains, “ A guy needs somebody- to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody”. Crooks isn’t allowed to play cards or enter the bunkhouse.”Why aren’t you wanted”? Lennie asks “Because i'm black, they play cards in there, but I can’t because i'm black. Crooks can …show more content…

Candy, who is an old man with a missing hand, has been with the old dog since he worked on his old farm. He said, “Had him since he was a pup. I herded sheep with him” Candy in this quote is trying to make Carlson see what he saw in the dog. But, after a while Carlson got the better of Candy, and he went out back to shoot the old dog. A gunshot was heard in the distance and Candy didn’t react. “A minute passes, and another minute. Candy still lay still, staring at the ceiling. This quote makes the reader feel the pain Candy is feeling. When Candy’s dog died, he turned very lonely. Candy experienced loneliness when his dog

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