Loneliness In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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“Sometimes it is better to be alone. Nobody can hurt you.”- hercules. There are many examples of how loneliness is portrayed through different characters and events in the book of mice and men. Three characters that show loneliness is crooks, Curley 's wife, and candy. The first way the idea of loneliness is portrayed in the story is Crooks. Crooks is the black guy that can’t go in their bunkhouses. He stays in his room by himself because they don’t like him because he is black. When Lennie went to his room he said “you got no right to come in my room. This here’s my room. Nobody 's got any right in here but me”. Lennie just went in there because he saw a light. Crooks got offended because why would he let them in his room if he isn’t allowed to be on their bunkhouses. When the men are playing cards in Crooks room he isn’t allowed to play. Crooks told Lennie “cause I’m black. They play cards in here, but I can’t play because I’m black”. They are prejudice against Crooks and the is actually a really nice guy. Lennie and Candy are the only ones who went to talk to him and they made him happy because the never gets to talk to anyone. Another way the idea of loneliness is portrayed in the story is Curley’s wife. Curley doesn’t like her talking to the other people because they are all guys and she flirts a lot. She said “I get lonely, you can talk to people, but I can’t talk to nobody but Curley. Else he gets mad. How’d you like not to talk to anybody”. Lennie isn’t
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