Theme Of Loneliness Of Mice And Men

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In Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men loneliness and companionship occur as the most important theme of the book. These themes communicate a very important messages about life because they can lead to happiness or your death. However, George and Lennie are not the only characters who have the problems with loneliness. Of Mice and Men isn’t all about friendship, yet the story is about people in isolation of loneliness like ;Curley’s wife, and Crooks. Curley’s wife, since being the only woman who lives on the ranch, represent the struggle women have in the world. She also is strictly prohibited to talk to anyone on the ranch by Curley. ”Standin ' here talkin ' to a bunch of bindle stiffs—a nigger an ' a dum-dum and a lousy ol ' sheep— an ' likin ' it because they ain 't nobody else.” (4.102-103) She feels ignored because everyone knows to stay away from her and not to talk her cause she leads to trouble. I think the only way for her to feel notice is only to flirt with the other men. Crooks is the only colored man on the ranch hence the reason he is lonely. He is separate from the other workers and has no one to talk to. He even states that he wants company because of this statement “Long as you won 't get out and leave me alone, you might as well set down." (4.22) This statement…show more content…
Their dream about the land that they are going to own is an example of the strength of the bond between the two.For example of the power of their bond is that they are unlike most men in the sense that they travel together, because most men travel alone and wouldn’t care or trust about the other person.He explain it when he states “With us it ain’t like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us. We don’t have to sit-in no bar room blowin’ in our jack jus’ because we got no place else to go. If them other guys gets in jail they can rot for all anybody gives a damn. But not
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