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Of Mice And Men Loneliness

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Of Mice and Men “A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow, always hopeful of romance and adventure” (Charlie Chaplin). In the book Of Mice And Men, loneliness plays a major part in the story, there are many characters in this story that are very lonely. This story was made in the 1930’s, when the great depression occurred. The great depression was when all the men and some women had to leave to look for jobs and to go and work. Because of this setting, loneliness is a major theme in the book. Crooks, Candy, and Curley's Wife are all very lonely in the book Of Mice and Men. Even though George and Lennie seem to be lonely, they have each other as well as the other characters do not have anybody. In this book, loneliness plays a great part in this story, and every lonely character has a little bit of hope. For an example, Candy says “I got hurt four years ago, they’ll can me purty soon. Jus’ as…show more content…
She says, “ Well, I ain’t giving you no trouble. Think I don’t like to talk to somebody ever’ once in awhile? Think I like to stick in that house alla time?” By what she said here, you can tell that she felt very lonely. While she was talking to Lennie, you could tell she enjoyed the time that they took to talk. Curley’s wife felt lonely because people thought that all she did was cause trouble and she was bad news, when all she wanted is to talk to someone and socialize because she was lonely. Obviously, in the book Of Mice and Men, there were many characters that were very lonely. They also all had good reasons to be lonely. They also all had hope, like Candy, Lennie, George, and Crooks all had hope in getting a farm of their own. And Curley’s wife had hope into getting a life on her own and being an actress. The main part on why they are as lonely as the are, is that they had no one to talk to or to socialize with. Clearly, they all were very lonely and they all had hope in the
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