People Affected by Loneliness Loneliness can make anyone affected by it very depressing and sad to see. It is seen in Of Mice and Men in many characters that are prominent in the story. The main ones are Crooks (the black stable hand), Candy (the old worker with his old dog), and Curley’s wife (who is ignored so that they do not get into trouble). Each of these characters have had lasting events that led them here.
“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel alone.” - Robin Williams. Three lonely characters in the story Of Mice and Men are Lennie, Curley’s Wife, and Crooks. These three characters all exemplify loneliness.
Curley’s wife is portrayed to be a “tart”, someone who is always flirting with other people. When she is first introduced, Steinbeck writes “ The rectangle of sunshine in the doorway was cut off”, which gives the impression that Curley’s wife is ominous and perilous for Lennie and George. The imagery implies that Curley’s wife is the darkness in their lives and that she is the obstacle in the journey of accomplishing the American Dream. During the climax of Steinbeck’s novella, he writes “ The light was growing soft now” represents the slow release of her soul and that darkness slowly filling the barn and their lives. It also indicates the gradual discharge of hope and belief from the minds of Lennie, George and Candy.
Minnie’s quilt, the dead bird and its cage, and the kitchen show that living in a man’s world is not easy. In the end, Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Hale recognize that they too have experienced the same loneliness and mistreatment that led Mrs. Wright to murder her husband. The men don't value the women in this story and they don't see them as being very intelligent either. It is for this reason “A jury of her peers” is created. Peers being the women themselves as they stand up, united against the subjugation they have all experienced.
Like most plays, they each have a protagonist with a so-called ‘fatal flaw,’ a lapse in character that leads to conflict within the story. For Much Ado About Nothing, the protagonist Claudio is gullible, and believes the lie that his love is unfaithful to him. In King Lear, Lear is prideful, and takes his daughter’s refusal to pour praise onto him as a personal affront. Another similarity between the two shows would be the use of misconception to further the plot. Lear believes that his daughter does not care for him and so takes away her inheritance, while Claudio believes that his betrothed has been unfaithful and so shames her on their wedding day.
Is it wrong or right to kill promiscuous girls? Should someone who is M.R. be punished or blamed for doing something bad? Of mice and men a novella written by John Steinbeck is full of mishaps and drama. George a small town smart guy is taking care of mentally handicapped named Lenny that gets mixed up in a mess with Curley’s wife who’s a tart and has bad intentions. Curley’s wife is a responsible for her death she is provoking the men, she seeks attention, and she always puts herself in bad situations.
and she is deeply affected by all the tragedies in her life. She is a tragic character, who is unable to exist in the world which surrounds her so she makes up a better world in her imagination. The world she wishes to live in. People can sympathize with Blanche because of all the tragedy in her life. Susan Henthorne writes in her essay A Streetcar Named Desire, Death and desire bring Blanche to this low point in her life.
Crooks and Curley’s wife are two lonely isolated characters from the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. These characters portray lonesomeness and severe neglect in almost everything they do in the book. This was a life called upon these two characters. These personas either strived to get all the attention they could, or they pushed everyone away just like others did to them. All things encompassing Crooks can be narrowed down to two words: lonely and isolated.
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.
Imagine a world where human interaction ceased to exist. As humans, we would all live in a state of loneliness. How would everyday life differ compared to the real world? John Steinbeck portrays a clear understanding of the idea of loneliness within “Of Mice and Men,” through his characters, where certain individual’s lives are impacted negatively. We witness a negative impact take place on Crook’s and Curley’s wife.