Theme Of Loneliness In Of Mice And Men

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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. Curley 's wife is someone in the ranch who feels isolated from everyone and alone. When she is telling Lennie about her life before the ranch she explains, “Well, I wasn 't gonna stay no place where I couldn 't get nowhere or make something of myself,....So I married Curley. Met him out the riverside dance palace that same night.”(Steinbeck 88). She was not happy with her life before because she thought her acting dreams were ruined so she wanted to make changes so that she would be happy. She met Curley and thought marrying him was a chance at a good life. Instead of improving her life she fell into another big trap by marrying curley. Curley doesn 't give her any attention she is left alone at their house to take care of things and that 's all she is worth to Curley. Not to mention she is completely isolated by the workers at the ranch because of her sexuality and name as curley 's wife. She tries to make
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