In this society it is typical to live and travel alone but some are unable to handle this life of loneliness and develop a reliance on codependency. Codependency is a psychological condition in which someone is in an unhealthy relationship that involves living with and providing care for another person with a pathological condition. Whether it is George codependent on Lennie or Candy dependent on his companions, the characters form a codependent
George and Lennie show loneliness, although it seems they do not since they accompany each other. There are many reasons that people become lonesome, including experiencing a lack of attention, having no one to talk to, or being the only one of their kind. These reasons and the situations of each character can be evaluated to figure out exactly why loneliness is a dominant part of his or her life. More in the past than now, there were reasons as to why people became lonely. Some reasons may include a lack of friends or not having much of a life.
For instance, “lonesome” and “out there” give the reader an immediate feeling of loneliness. This is because these words hold a slightly negative connotation that give the reader a sense of isolation; the reader begins to imagine what it would feel like to be away from civilization, what it would feel like to be helpless. Later in the excerpt Capote uses the words
It is common knowledge that all stereotypes, both positive and negative, are detrimental to everyone’s self-esteem and confidence, but biases that are ingrained in society are hard to resolve. Often times, people gravitate toward those similar to them because of their bias, which only allows the cycle of ignorance to continue. This cycle of ignorance introduces negativity into the world and people are more likely to judge others and themselves too harshly. In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, he discusses how people’s feelings of superiority over others only allow stereotypes to remain. Steinbeck’s story follows two migrant workers, George and Lennie, as they try to make a living during the Great Depression.
Because of this, he cannot control his strength. His lack of empathy results in unintentional damage to those around him. Compared to other characters, Lennie is not as high up on the social ladder. This is since he is unable to see possible outcomes from his decisions. Through Lennie’s characterization, one sees that in the novel, knowing how
Gretchen Rubin once said, “Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they're big, flashing signs that something needs to change.” However, in The Catcher in the Rye there is no one who understands Holden’s loneliness, and Holden does not quite know how to express it. In his novel The Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger develops the theme of loneliness through Holden’s need for human contact, suicidal thoughts, and his separation from others around him. One way J.D. Salinger expresses Holden’s loneliness is through his need for human contact.
Though, ‘these social assignments or projects are designed to help people with what they lack or wish to have in their life, but, they are deprived or mocked of the respect to their individual values, beliefs and personal relationships’. Furthermore, ‘people’s dignity is also associated with the space, confidentiality and isolation, to conceal their personal identity from the rest of the world’. But, from time to time, this quality is not achieved in the societal programs and people feel getting
From both the story and what had happened during the Great Depression, people began to suffer from living in solitude due to their race, gender or disability. Candy, Crooks, and Curley’s wife’s situations were all examples of what occurred in the 1930’s as a result of the discrimination during that time. Because of this common lifestyle, people were often lonely and either accepted their situation and secluded themselves from society like Crooks, or refused to admit defeat and strived to connect with others in the same way as Candy and Curley’s wife did. Due to the prejudice and biased views of a different race, gender or those with disabilities, all characters during the economic crisis lived a lonely and depressing life. With how immensely the Great Depression affected those living in the 1930’s and causing people to suffer from its effects, people should learn from history and work together in order to prevent this disaster from
The Lonely Life “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty!!! by mother Teresa, humanitarian. This quote by mother Teresa, who was a humanitarian is saying that people who are lonely feel poor. In the novel, of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck many characters who lead lonely and isolated life. Three characters who lead a lonely isolated lives are Candy Crooks Curly Wife.
Lonely Characters in Of Mice And Men Imagine a world where people didn’t really care what one said to another, and neither cared enough to ask each other questions. A place where everyone existed in silence, but were together at the same time. As portrayed in the novel, Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, in which Steinbeck’s idea of loneliness is isolation in silences. The author teaches the reader that friendship is mostly about conversation, and magnifies the effects of isolation through the eyes of Crooks, Curley’s wife and Candy.