Of Mice And Men Loneliness Quotes

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"Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy. I just like to know what your interest is" (Steinbeck, 40). People often keep companions to escape isolation and loneliness. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck depicts loneliness through almost all of the characters.
Steinbeck portrays loneliness and isolation, though many of the characters. In the novel, Lennie and George do not want to be apart from each other. George calls to Lennie, "I was just foolin' Lennie. 'Cause I want you with me" (Steinbeck 12). This quote suggests George wants the companionship of Lennie, even though George would be better on his own. Crooks is faced with isolation due to his race. Crooks states that books aren't the same as having actually men to be with (Steinbeck 72). By including this …show more content…

While Curley's wife flirts with the other men: "Nobody can blame a person for lookin'" (Steinbeck 31). This quote uncovers that Curley's wife wants attention and wants the other men to look at her. Candy's long-time companion was his dog. The narrator says, "He did not look down at the dog at all" (Steinbeck 49). When Candy's only companion was withdrawn from him and he couldn’t even looks at the dog because of the despair it causes him. Like Candy, Georges only true companion was taken away from him, too. Steinbeck says, "The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied" (Steinbeck 106). By the indirect characterization, you can tell George doesn’t want to let Lennie go, Not only words, but actions of the characters demonstrate loneness and isolation in the novel.
Loneliness and isolation are shown through almost all of the characters in, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. When The Boss asks George about him and Lennie's relationship, he is surprised because very few people travel together. Even in the darkest of situations, companionship is

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