In Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, many of the characters faced times of great disappointment. They are disappointed because dreams or plans didn’t go as they wanted them to. George, Lennie and Curley’s wife are disappointed with their current place in life due to many of their plans going awry. George is one of the “main characters”, and faces times of hardship and disappointment. One
Crooks and Curley’s wife actually admitted to being lonely while George showed he was lonely. George did have Lennie but Lennie was “different”, Curley’s wife was a woman and of course was stuck in a house all alone with nobody to talk too, and Crooks, he didn’t have someone who had the same value as him. Crooks was the only black man on the ranch, and of course with people talking about him and treating him like he was worthless, he grew to be lonely. Crooks was a lonely man, he didn’t have anyone who had the same “value” as him. I mean, imagine being on a ranch, being the only colored person there, and basically being alone for days.
Most people at some point in time have felt lonely, as if the world is turning against them. A lot of people feel isolated and lonely due to some sort of barrier, whether it is race, gender, or people group. However, people can also choose to be lonely. In the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, isolation and loneliness are displayed throughout the novel. It begins with two men named George and Lennie who have moved to work on a new ranch.
Loneliness is a key aspect that flows throughout the Of Mice and Men plot line. Every character express some sort of loneliness at one time or another in this story. Some character express the fact that they are currently alone and others express that they have been lonely in their past. Others do not clearly state that they have even thought about loneliness, but they do give subtle hints at to it. The two main characters in this story are George and Lennie, they travel together and yet both express their struggles and fears of being alone.
In latin “Solitaire” (the card game the men play) means alone and isolated. Some of the characters in the book have been described as more isolated and lonely than the other character, with the ones in particular ; Crooks, Candy and Curley’s Wife. Crooks is lonely because he is black and has a crooked back which is physically isolating him, Candy is lonely because he is old and only has one hand, Curley’s Wife is lonely because she is the only woman on the ranch. All the people living on the ranch are lonely to some extent. This is proven when Steinbeck describes the bunkhouse where all the workers sleep.
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. They all show to have been or become lonely in the story at one point in time.
We are alone in the world, but not everyone experiences loneliness .In John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men, most of the characters confess that they have suffered from profound loneliness. This loneliness is different with each character. Curley’s wife is lonely because of her isolation. The old man Candy, is lonely because of his best friend, his dog has died and Crooks is lonely because of his race. All of these characters are described as sad and hopeless individuals.
In his experience, a parent is to abuse and to abandon since he is subsequently abandoned by his loved ones. He was physically and psychologically isolated from society and lacked social learning in life. He is not a proper husband to Pauline or a good father to his kids, inflicting all his pain on them. He furiously fights with his wife and his children, constantly neglects his family for his personal life, and doesn't even provide the most basic necessities for survival to support them. He is the contemptible absentee parent, exiled in his own household and within his community abominated by everyone.
People experienced poverty in these times, which meant there was a lot of greed among the communities. Tom Walker and his wife lived in poverty together, while agreeing to cheat each other out of anything. His wife was a boisterous, shrewd woman, who often physically harmed Tom. One day Tom took a shortcut to get home, which was a dumb idea because it got him lost. He had walked for a long time before he stopped to rest, poking at the ground absentmindedly for some time, he hit something.
Frida’s health was not getting any better. She spend most of her days confined to her bed. She was lonely and depressed. The pain of knowing she could never been a mother was more painful then her actual physical pain that she was feeling from her back. Diego wasn’t changing he was still cheater on her constantly.