Of Mice and Men Essay | Loneliness in "Of Mice and Men"

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Loneliness in "Of Mice and Men"

Summary: In John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men," characters such as Crooks, Candy and Curley's wife suffer from loneliness. George and Lennie take comfort in that they have each other as friends, and recognize that they have a bond that many on the ranch do not.
To attain emotional stability, one's most important key is friends. Without friends, one would suffer from loneliness and isolation. In the novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck reveals loneliness through the characters, Crooks, Candy, and Curley's wife. They are suspicious of George and Lennie's friendship because they do not have that support in their life. Through his novel, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck demonstrates that oftentimes, a victim of loneliness will have a never-ending search to fulfill a friendship.

Different from other ranch hands, "we [George & Lennie] got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us" because they got each other, united by the shared dream of owning a farm and some animals. Although George gets frustrated with Lennie, he hangs on to their friendship, afraid of being lonely because "I seen the guys that go around the ranches alone. That...

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