Seclusion In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Seclusion haunts the characters in Of Mice and Men. Crooks yearns for a companion. Although Candy is surrounded by relationships, he aches from isolation. Curley’s wife desires amity instead of loneliness. Numerous characters in Of Mice and Men-- Crooks, Candy, and Curley’s wife-- are isolated. Crooks confines himself in solitude. Crooks, a colored man, was situated along the horse stables, in a shack, by the commander. For his skin color complexion, Crooks suffers from discrimination, leading to isolation. Declaring his loneliness, Crooks proclaims, “ … there ain’t a colored man on this ranch an’ there’s jus’ one family in Soledad… If I say something, Why it’s just a nigger sayin’ it” (Steinbeck 70). Crooks believes utilizing advice from…show more content…
Curley promotes her desolation, demanding her to wait in silence at their dwelling. Curley’s wife rebels, searching for company from the laborers. Judging Curley’s fuse, the ranchers do not tamper with his property. Seeking a conversation from Lennie, Curley’s wife questions, “Wha’s the matter with me? Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody? What they think I am, anyways? You’re a nice guy. I don’t know why I can’t talk to you. I ain’t doin’ no harm to you.” Lennie suggests, “Well , George says you’ll get us in a mess.” Curley’s wife responds with, “Aw, nuts! What kinda harm am I doin’ to you? Seems like they ain’t none of them cares how I gotta live… I don’ like Curley. He ain’t a nice fella… Coulda been in the movies, an’ had nice clothes…” Curley’s wife describes her childhood, “I never got that letter. I always thought my ol’ lady stole it. Well, I wasn’t gonna stay no place where I couldn’t get nowhere or make something of myself, an’ she says no. So I married Curley…” (Steinbeck 88). Curley’s wife blames Curley and her guardian for annihilating her fantasy of fame, isolating her. Curley’s wife yearns for acceptance from numerous laborers to decrease her loneliness. Curley’s wife aches from
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