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Of Mice and Men Essay

Summary: Essay discusses how in Chapter 4 of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" the main characters: Crooks, Candy, Curley's wife and Lennie develop various emotions. These emotions evolve primarily because of society and the actions of others. As the chapter progresses, the main characters express feelings of loneliness by the never ending search for companionship, feelings of pain by inflicting pain upon others and feelings of fear by isolating themselves from one another.


John Steinbeck emphasizes the value of relationships by expressing the continual need for companionship, which the main characters search for. The need of comradeship occurs because of the characters feelings of loneliness. Everyone, including Curley's beautiful wife, complains of loneliness expressing the need "to talk to somebody ever' once in a while." Even though the wife's beauty draws her attention, clearly the need for true friendship still arises. In comparison to Crooks, unlike Curly's wife, receives little attention because he "stinks." Not trying to come upon as needy, Crooks pretends despondent with Lennie, Candy and Curley's wife as they appear in his room, but not even Crooks can "conceal his pleasure with anger." Crooks also provides insight for want of companionship by expressing how "a guy goes nuts if ain't got nobody" Crook's statement comparing the feeling of loneliness facing him to the effects of...

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