Women during the Great Depression were seen as weak and were treated unfairly men were the only ones who even had a slight chance of attaining the American Dream. For women achieving the American Dream was very difficult, they had to give up everything so that their husbands could achieve their dream (Loranger). Like in Of Mice and Men Curley’s wife had to give up her dream of becoming an actress because she was too young and a women, “If I’d went, I wouldn’t be livin’ like this, you bet” (Steinbeck 88). Curley’s wife is saying that she would have lived a much happier life is she went with her dream of becoming an actress. Since she was a women her dream was unattainable and if she wanted to get an opportunity to become an actress again she would have to work very hard to do so.
In Steinbeck’s novel “Of Mice and Men the main theme is Loneliness and Isolation. Steinbeck really creates an image in your head of the life of the migrated ranch men. He hides the fact the characters are isolated in the language he uses. The town that the ranch is close to is called “Soledad” which means loneliness in spanish. In latin “Solitaire” (the card game the men play) means alone and isolated.
“I could’ve been in the movies I could’ve been a star”(88-89) she said this regretfully. While talking to Lennie she told him that she did not really like Curley she only married him to prove something to her mother. Curley’s wife is always so lonely because Curley is never around. Most people on the ranch think that she is tart, but I think she is just looking for someone to have a good conversation with and wants A friend because she is the woman on the ranch. Next, Candy is a very lonely person such as the people in the nursing home with no family.
"We're born alone we live alone die alone. Only through love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone” Orson Welles. The book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck I believe Steinbeck puts attention on the loneliness of the California ranch workers life during the 1930s around the Great Depression. An important thing in life is to have a friend, without friends or other people to connect with people suffer from loneliness. Not everyone in the book, Of Mice and Men, has the same connection and unique friendship like George and Lennie do but they all seek a connection with other people and things.
"We're born alone we live alone die alone. Only through love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone” Orson Welles. In John Steinbeck's novel, “Of Mice and Men”, Steinbeck focuses on the struggle of having a disability while struggling to get by during the American Great Depression on a Californian ranch life. Even though one may have to live around their disability, they do not let that become a big stepping stone in the life, whether they know about it or not. In John Steinbeck's novel, “Of Mice and Men”, Lennie Small, Carlson and Crooks are three great examples of how they keep living their lives despite the facts that they each have a disabilities to their lives.
Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, is a wonderful novel. The story takes place during the Great Depression and is centered around the lives of men that work on a ranch in California. When protagonists George and Lennie come to the ranch, they realized how lucky they are to have each other. People on the ranch tell George and Lennie that they often feel lonely. Among those who represent loneliness are Crooks, Curley’s wife, and Curley.
Steinbeck though, used this tactic of despair and sentenced the majority of his characters to life with it in his novel, Of Mice and Men. The lonely are not few in Of Mice and Men but the most apparent ones that Steinbeck points to are George, Lennie, and Curley’s wife. Though they are all lonely in separate ways, they are still all lonely and Steinbeck proved that without a doubt. Unbeknownst to the one person George spends the most time with, George is lonely. With Lennie a consistency in George’s life George is never
Mrs. Pontellier in The Awakening seems tired of being married to her husband and finds Robert more interesting. She wants to be a more independent woman, but her feelings for Robert are evident, much to the displeasure of Mr. Pontellier, causing tension in their marriage. Wuthering Heights and The Awakening focuses more on the inner workings of marriage, in relation to the marriages that were one-sided. In The Awakening Edna, also known as Mrs. Pontellier, is a married woman on vacation with her husband and kids to Grand Isle. She develops an unhealthy attachment to Robert due to Mr. Pontellier
As they adapt to their new ranch, they experience many obstacles and meet new people. As Lennie is a mentally slower but physically strong and George is intelligent but physically weaker, they benefit off of each other's strengths and weaknesses. Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men reveals the harmful psychological effects that alienation, whether it is self alienation or forced alienation, may generate through the characterization of Curleyś wife, Crooks, and Candy. Like many of the other characters, Crooks is forced into isolation. Crooks experiences force alienation from his fellow workers on the ranch, causing him to become obscure and astringent.
Have you ever felt so powerless to where you can almost do nothing about it? “Of Mice and Men”, is a novel about friendship, care, and love. However the story has its bad parts such as Isolation, loneliness, and feeling powerless. In the short book, the author Joh Steinbeck does a wonderful job of portraying the theme Powerlessness. The main characters George Milton and Lennie Small have a dream about one day living alone on their own piece of property.
Mr. Shears mentions numerous times that he does not like does not like Chris and he thinks there is no space for Christopher to live in their home. Due to Mr. Shears’ nature towards Christopher, his mother is inclined to want to separate from Mr. Shears because of her love for her son. Christopher’s mother always loved her son very much as she continuously wrote letter to him every week and took leave of absence from work to be with her son. Therefore, it was difficult to accept the treatment of Mr. Shears towards her loved son so she and Christopher packed up and went back to Swindon. Furthermore, Mr. Shears played a large role concerning Christopher and his mother leaving his