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.
The men on the ranch travel by themselves and have no real connections to each other. Curley's wife spends her days wandering around the ranch, hoping someone will be open to having a conversation with. Crooks is completely isolate and has to live in a small room next to the barn because he has a different skin tone compared to all the ranch workers. Lastly, Candy feels lonely and isolated since he is separated from the other men after losing his hand and losing his dog. I think one of the morals of the story is that everyone needs someone to talk to in order to survive.
Mother Teresa once said “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” In John Steinbeck 's novel, Of Mice and Men, the three characters, Curly wife, Candy, and Crooks struggle with loneliness that they try to overcome by searching for friendship with others on the ranch. Crooks demonstrates loneliness because he is the only black man on the ranch and he lives in the barn separated from the others. Candy is the old man on the ranch who has lost his hand and lost his dog, witch later results in him being lonely. Since candy lost his dog he has no-one to take care of, talk to, or play with, thus making him isolated. Curley threatens all of the men with a beating if they speak to his wife, witch makes Curley 's wife feel extremely isolated and lonely.
However, Lennie is exceptionally strong and he is very hard-working on the ranch. While working on the ranch, they meet Candy, a swamper who lost one of his hands in a farm accident. He spent most of his life on the ranch living with his dog, who is blind, stinky, and can barely walk. As the novella progresses, the reader will observe that the relationship between Lennie and George and the relationship between Candy and his dog are both similar and different in certain ways. George and Lennie are similar to Candy and his dog because like Candy 's dog, Lennie turns to George to take care of him.
Steinbeck shows readers how poorly the elderly were treated before Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s social security program more formally known as the “New Deal”. The social security program created in the late 1930’s allows people to be able to retire at a set age or with a disability, whether it is due to old age or disability. Candy stays nervous and desires to make a life outside of the ranch. His beloved hound dog is a parallel to Candy in the fact that both are decrepit and physically useless. Warren French writes that the dog stinks, has no purpose, and is very old; this is a symbol
Character Analysis Essay Candy, Of Mice and Men Candy is described as a stereotypical old handyman, with only a stump as his right hand due to a machine-related incident at the ranch. Steinbeck preconceived the idea to the readers that Candy has spent the best - and perhaps the most efficient - years of his life working on someone else’s ranch, only to loose his hand and have little money. He also paints a dog as a companion for Candy, who very much like Candy, is old and crippled; but also stinks and is blind. Throughout the story Candy keeps reiterating his greatest fear of ‘getting canned’, made worse by the faith of his dog. A symbol of Candy himself, the dog was once a great sheepherder but as time passes, neither past accomplishments nor current emotional ties matter as the dog has outlived his usefulness and is killed.
Steinbeck utilizes symbols such as Crooks and Curley’s Wife, the ranch and rabbits to portray the American Dream as impossible to catch. While the Great Depression lasted, there was a great deal of segregation of color and gender that endured with it too. In Of Mice and Men, Crooks and Curley’s wife are affected by this subject. Crooks being the only black guy and Curley’s wife being the only woman on the ranch face many restrictions. Crooks lives in the barn and his job is to take care of the horses and to clean the barn.
As German theologian once said, “We are all so much together but we are all dying of loneliness.” This is quite apparent for multiple characters in the novel, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck. George and Lennie are two men that travel around together in efforts of finding work during the Great Depression, which they must do often due to Lennie’s mental illness that causes him to do “bad” things and ruin things for them on multiple jobs. However, they find work as ranch hands south of Soledad, which causes them and multiple other characters, such as the stable buck Crooks, to come face to face with their constant loneliness. Soledad, which ironically translates to loneliness, is relevant to the novel. Crooks, Lennie, and George are some of many of the characters who experience this negative feeling.
Both Of Mice and Men and The Pearl are literary pieces from the author John Steinbeck. One (OMAM) contains two main characters, George and Lennie who are two people living in the Great Depression just trying to make a little money by working on a farm. Lennie is big in stature but due to a mental disability, needs assistance from George just to do basic tasks. On the other hand, George is a small, skinny man who took it upon himself to take care of Lennie after his aunt died. The Pearl not having a specific time of when it took place, is about two parents, Kino and Juana, poor like George and Lennie, attempting to pay for a doctor’s appointment for their child (Coyotito) who received a scorpion sting with an abnormally large sized pearl but having the misfortune that they get an unfair estimate on the value of that said pearl.
When he unlocked the door, the man grabbed Poverty from his shirt 's collar and dragged him into the forest behind his house .Twenty minutes later after Poverty fainted, he woke up and discovered the man standing . His frightening voice scared Poverty and thought he will die but the man told him to run back to his house and get him a generous amount of food enough to survive for a week. After Poverty heard what he said, he ran back home and placed any food he can find in the kitchen into his backpack and ran back to the man. When he approached the place where the man was he saw that the mysterious man was laying down. He woke up after hearing Poverty and took the food from the bag and started to eat rapidly.