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 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
Good Morning Mrs Menhert, Good morning Classmates today I will discuss my topic which was Analyse how the different characters in Of Mice and Men react to their broken dreams. Throughout the novel, several of John Steinbeck’s characters have to experience the pain of realising their dreams can in no way come true. However, due to their distinctly different personalities, their reactions are not similar, some like those of Curley and His wife are extremely emotional, while others like George's reaction, can be seen as indifferent. These varying reactions can be closely linked to the five stages of grief, each character posing as a personified version of a stage of grief as they grieve the loss of their respective dreams.
In the novel Of Mice and Men, Candy is discriminated for his physical capabilities because his right hand is only a stump. According to Candy himself, “‘I ain’t much good with on’y one hand. I lost my hand right here on this ranch. That’s why they give me a job swampin’” (59).
Loss can relate to many things, a friend, a pet,or a family member, or really anything that can be take away from you. Candy a swamper at the ranch, he’s an old man with one hand. The reason he works there is because the other people at the ranch felt bad because he only has one hand, he cleans up and organizes stuff. Candy had a dog and he was his best friend, the dog was starting to get pretty old and it was hard for the dog do anything. Late at night all of the workers got together and discussed candy’s dog, Slim was saying the dog was way too old,saying it smelt bad and it was useless.
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.
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.
On page 72 Crooks says, “Well s’pose, jus’ s'pose he don’t come back. What’ll you do then?” Curley's wife tries to persuade Lennie to not do exactly what George always tells him to do. The characters in Of Mice and Men show many different sides of the human condition.
The film depicts George going over the ‘rules’ for Lennie at this new farm in Soledad because in the past Lennie has accidentally caused trouble, so George wanted to make sure he stayed in line. He repeatedly told Lennie that if he did anything bad that he wouldn't be allowed to tend the rabbits, which is what Lennie looks forward to the most on their dream farm. (Of Mice and Men) At this point, George and Lennie are camping in the forest before starting their new job the next day. This is salient because it reveals not only how their dream keeps them together, but also how it makes them go the extra distance in hopes of achieving it.
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.
They are going to work at a ranch to earn money to buy the little ranch they want. They meet many people, some nice and some mean. One of the first characters they meet is candy. A very nice older man and his old dog. Candy’s dog is very old and suffering, in this book they made a decision to put him down.
I had him so long. Had him since he was a pup. I herded sheep with him’ he said proudly, ‘You wouldn 't think it to look at him now, but he was the best damn sheep dog i ever seen.” (44) He knows now he is a weak man, like his dog, and when he was younger they both were great workers, but now they are both old and broken.
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.
The Lonely Life “Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty!!! by mother Teresa, humanitarian. This quote by mother Teresa, who was a humanitarian is saying that people who are lonely feel poor. In the novel, of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck many characters who lead lonely and isolated life. Three characters who lead a lonely isolated lives are Candy Crooks Curly Wife.
The era of the novel was based upon a time in which discrimination greatly affected the development of the characters. Men probed in hopes of finding work, left feeling solitary or isolated. In John Stienback’s Of Mice and Men, proximately every character suffers from being treated unfairly or being recognized off a distinction in favor of or against. Throughout the course of the novel each individual is presented with a form of discrimination either from the color of your skin,age or gender. Alienation is not only caused by judging those off of a difference or something not of what society bases normality upon but rather obstructs that individual from any type of prosperity.