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.
Sukarno, the first president and statesman of Indonesia said, “the worst cruelty that can be inflicted on someone is isolation.” Throughout history, isolation of people or a group of people has been commonplace. Whether it be physical or social isolation, isolation is caused by some kind of discrimination or prejudice that is held by the most powerful group of people or person in a society. Isolation is self-sustaining, meaning that when isolation is present in a society, it will create more isolation in that same society, coming in different forms and varying levels of intensity from the ones that are somewhat isolated to those that are extremely isolated. One of the most prime examples in which this idea is explored is in the novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck.
Alice Foote MacDougall once said, “ Poverty is relative, and the lack of food and of the necessities of life is not necessarily a hardship. Spiritual and social ostracism, the invasion of your privacy, are what constitute the pain of poverty.” Ostracism is the act of denying a person from social interactions. MacDougall explains in her quote that while being poor and not having enough food is terrible, nothing is a larger hardship than living in constant separation. In today’s society, people are ostracized for numerous reasons.
Broken Dreams Sexism is shown throughout the book because of the way men talk about Curley’s wife. A fact that is important is that Steinbeck was raised in a society where men were considered more powerful than women, which explains why Steinbeck didn't give a name for Curley's wife. Steinbeck puts her in the book as if saying she’s Curley’s possession in a way. Curley’s wife says it herself that when she finds one of the men alone they treat her good but when the men are all together they gang up against her. Curley’s wife flirtatious actions are caused by her loneliness and not being able to communicate with others.
Were racism and sexism that different on a California ranch 1930’s? In the novel Of Mice and Men, there is evidence of both sexism and racism throughout the story. Curley’s wife and Crooks are both characters who have first witnessed these views first hand. The two characters might be very similar in many ways but they also have differences. Even though Crooks and Curley’s wife are treated in the same ways one of them is not as badly treated as the other.
One’s self has experienced loneliness from choice or forced into isolation. The novel ¨Of Mice and Men¨ written by John Steinbeck, took place during the Great Depression, near Soledad, California. The protagonist, George and the antagonist, Lennie are mid aged, white men who are working on a ranch with other mid aged, white men. Along with ones who aren’t as focused at the time, such as Crooks, the negro or black, Curley’s wife, the woman and, Candy, the old and weak man were treated differently from all the white, strong males in the novel due to the setting the novel. This making distance in relationships in Of Mice and Men, isolating these characters into loneliness.
In the novel ‘of mice and men’ taking place in the time period of the great depression, two men desperately seeking for jobs after being fired from their last one due to an unfortunate accident. They secure a job at a ranch in soledad where they wish to raise up enough money to achieve their dreams. The ranch is made up with lots of loneliness and solitude. Many characters show examples of loneliness and how it affects them including George, Lennie, Curley 's wife, Candy, and Crooks. Steinbeck teaches us that life is not easy or happy without a companion to talk to.
“It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change” as Charles Darwin once said. In Of Mice and Men, a famous novel by John Steinbeck, is about two unlikely friends named George and Lennie, who travel together in search of jobs at a ranch farm. Taking place during the Great Depression, many hardships stood in the way of their American Dream of owning a ranch farm together. However, when George finally realizes the true nature of humans, nothing could withstand the power of dominance. Throughout the story, it was a constant battle between those who will and will not survive.
Curleys wife struggles with feelings of neglect and seclusion. Not only is she the only girl on the ranch but she is seen as a cheap possession, curleys very own 'toy ' that he gets to control. The other men view her as a tramp since she 's always flirting by "giving the eye" to multiple guys. As well She spends much of her time "looking" for Curley although she is really looking for someone to talk to and to listen to her ; since her very own husband neglects her. The truth is though that she is just incredibly lonely.
Over time, the United States of America has gone through many ups and downs. During the 1930’s, the Great Depression was already in full spring. During this dark time in our nation’s history, many people were left unemployed and even homeless. The Great Depression spawned much resentment. People all across the globe dealt with the financial hardships.
“We must work together to ensure the equitable distribution of wealth, opportunity, and power in our society”- Nelson Mandela. The book Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck captures the reality of class division as the characters are judged upon their social status which defines who they are as a person. Steinbeck is suggesting that a person’s values are reflected by their race, as they are treated differently based on the color or their skin and a person’s gender as women have stereotypes set for them and are degraded by society. A person’s values are reflected by their race as they are treated differently based on the color or their skin.
Of Mice and Men is a novel by John Steinbeck, set in northern California during the Great Depression in the 1930’s. In the novel, the two main characters George and Lennie are set apart from the others with their strong bond and willingness to stay together. Due to their connection, others are jealous of them. Sadly, the inevitable occurs, and a life changing decision is made, disconnecting their friendship. Through the characters George and Lennie, readers learn how friendships provide hope through hard times.