The Loneliness Of mice and Men Essay

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The Loneliness Of mice and Men

The Loneliness Of Mice and Men

In the touching and gripping tale of John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men, he explains
many themes throughout the books. One of the major themes is loneliness, which is shown
throughout many different characters, for example, Curley's wife, the stable buck
(Crooks), and Lennie.

"'I get lonely' she said ‘You can talk to people, but I can't talk to nobody but Curley,
else he gets mad. How'd you like not to talk to nobody?'" (Page 87) This quote is said by
Curley's wife when all the men went to town, including her husband. It shows that she
spends all her time alone, in her house as the men work in the fields. She is also not
allowed to talk to anyone but her husband who spends all of this time in the fields, so
she feels like she is living alone all her life. This forces her to talk to anybody she
finds. This shows her case of loneliness, and Crooks almost has the same situation.

"A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's
he's with you. ‘I tell ya' he cried. ‘I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets
sick." (Page 72-73) As you can see, Crooks also spends most of his time alone because he
is black. He is not allowed to enter the bunk house nor go to town with the guys. He is
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