Loneliness And Friendship In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Loneliness and Friendship in Of Mice & Men Loneliness is a pivotal part of human life. Loneliness is an unavoidable reality that not even the most powerful person can escape it. In terms of Loneliness and Friendship Of Mice & Men by John Steinbeck shows that every person becomes lonesome every now and then, John emphasizes the loneliness of ranch life in the early 1930’s and shows how others are pushed to attempt to find friendship in order to escape from it. The characters that George and Lennie meet while working at the new ranch are curious and desirous for their friendship because they themselves don’t have any type of relationship like that in their life. “Guys like us, that live on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world” and by that George means that if they didn’t have each other, then both of them would be lonesome like all the other men on the ranch. Hanging onto one another in their isolation and solitude, George and Lennie just…show more content…
His loneliness comes from exclusion and segregation because the other men look upon him with disgust just because he’s black. “Cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black. They say I stink. Well I tell you, you all stink to me!” He’s not even allowed to engage in activities with the white people. Because he is treated so unfairly he acts the same way towards the whites that have offended him. "A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't matter no difference who the guy is, longs he with you. I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an he gets sick" He said this because he was trying to find a personal with Lennie, because like Lennie, Crooks also has the same feelings of loneliness. Crooks is abandoned from every group of people and cant socially communicate with other just like Lennie who can’t socially communicate accordingly because of his mental
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