How Does Steinbeck Present The Theme Of Loneliness In Of Mice And Men

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Loneliness is a strong word, however it means a lot to be lonely. The definition of lonely or loneliness is sadness because one has no friends or company. In the novel Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck shows that Crooks, Candy, and Curley’s Wife have loneliness because they never have company or friends to talk to. These Character’s show that loneliness is a problem that must be overcome in order to live a happy, fulfilled life. In the story Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses the dog to represent loneliness of Candy. The men in the bunkhouse where complaining about how bad the dog stunk so Carl said let me do it he won’t even feel a thing. Curly says, “ I had him since he was a pup though”(Steinbeck #44). Steinbeck is trying to show that because the dog has been with Curly all this time he is going to be lonely once Carlson kills him. Curley won’t have a person or a dog to wake up to and talk to or attend to the dog. Therefore Steinbeck shows the amount of loneliness Curly has now since his best friend is gone. “ I ain’t got no relatives or nothing” ( Steinbeck 59) . Steinbeck is telling the reader that Curley has no family or anyone around to talk to. Therefore it tell the reader that Curley…show more content…
Crooks is a black man who isn’t allowed to be in the house with all the men. The men won’t allow him to come in because of his color. Crooks is lonely and he doesn’t bother the men. One night Lennie came in and was talking to Crooks and telling them about the farm that they were going to get. For once Crooks thought well maybe I won’t be lonely I could go with them and don’t have worry about none of them. “ Crooks scowled, but Lennie’s disarming smile defeated him” ( Steinbeck 69). Crooks finally excepted some company and he was talking to Lennie. He didn’t feel so lonely anymore he felt like he could trust Lennie. Crooks even felt like he could finally talk to
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