Of Mice And Men Loneliness And Loneliness

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Death, loneliness, and broken dreams. This sounds very negative doesn 't it? These are the themes of our short stories: Of Mice and Men, A Rose For Emily, Sucker, and The Life You Save May be Your Own. These four stories have very much in common on the dark side of them. All of these stories include death, loneliness, and broken dreams. These stories were written around the time of the Great Depression, so of course they are going to be depressing and sad. Death is a strong word, it gives you an eerie and depressing feeling. In every single one of our stories, death is involved in some way, shape, or fashion. In Of Mice and Men, Lennie kills Curley 's Wife, and Lennie is later killed by George. In the story A Rose For Emily, Ms. Emily 's…show more content…
Everyone hates to be lonely, whether it is physically being alone, or the feeling of being alone in life. Loneliness is expressed on all of our short stories. In Of Mice and Men, Lennie and George mention multiple times that they will never be lonely because they have each other. “An’ I got you. We got each other, that’s what, that gives a hoot in hell about us,” Lennie cried in triumph (Steinbeck 51)." In A Rose For Emily, Emily is very lonely, her father was not a very friendly man. Her father would not allow her to date or marry any men. She was in this case, very physically lonely. The short story Sucker included loneliness by showing Sucker himself. Sucker was very lonely, he always wanted to talk to Pete because he didn 't have any friends. "He didn 't have many boys in the neighborhood to buddy with and his face had the look of a kid is watching a game and waiting to be asked to play (McCullers 1)." In the short story The Life You Save May be Your Own loneliness is shown through the Old Lucynell. At the end of the story, she is lonely because Mr. Shiftlet takes younger Lucynell for a ride and he never goes…show more content…
Have you ever had a dream or goal in life, but you never accomplished it? Broken dreams make everyone sad or depressed. In our short stories we have multiple examples of people and their broken dreams. In Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie always had a dream and plan to live on a ranch by themselves. With no rules, no responsibilities, and lots of rabbits. George and Lennie wanted to get out of work, live on a ranch with just each other. "We’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs and—” “An’ live off the fatta the lan’,” Lennie shouted. “An’ have rabbits" (Steinbeck 8). In A Rose For Emily, broken dreams are expressed through Emily 's father and his rules for Emily. He doesn 't allow her to date or marry any men, "We remembered all the young men her father had driven away" (Faulkner 4). In Sucker, broken dreams are seen by Pete. Pete wanted to always date Maybelle, once Maybelle showed interest in him, he thought that she would always be his girlfriend and that they would get married. Pete 's dreams were broken when she told him, "She was sick and tired of my being around and that she had never cared a rap about me" (McCullers 2). In The Life You Save May be Your Own, broken dreams are seen by old Lucynell. Old Lucynell had a dream to have a son-in-law as a helper around the house. Her dreams were broken by the quote: The turnip continued slowly to descend. After a few minutes there was a

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