The great depression caused many professional workers to turn to working in farmland harvesting wheat. Abandonment is a type of loneliness where everyone has left you behind. Curley's wife laughs at him. Of Mice and Men and The Moon Is Down. The individuals in the story are isolated by particular features such as age, sex, disability and race. . George is quick-witted and intelligent.
The third rejected character is Curley's wife because she is the only girl near the ranch so she has nobody willing to talk to her. Crooks is bookish and likes to keep his room neat, but he has been so beaten down by loneliness and prejudicial treatment of that he is now suspicious of any kindness he receives. Also Lennie would rather die than see George hurt, so he would protect him with. When George and Lennie eventually enter the scene, they are walking one behind the other, showing how they are even isolated amongst themselves. Curley's wife is the only woman on the ranch and is treated with suspicion by the men because of her flirtatious behaviour. The book describes how lonely life can be.
Think I like to stick in this house alla time? Most of the characters on the ranch are lonely. He had no one to talk to, no one to keep him company and no one to treat him like he was important. This shows you how lonely Crooks gets all by himself with nothing to do but read. George and Lennie's friendship is shown to be rare throughout the novel. Firstly, that Crooks is like an animal because he sleeps next to the barn, also he cannot be important if he lives in a shed. Only when Lennie threatens him with physical violence does he relent.
Throughout the novel Steinbeck explicitly shows the inevitable loneliness of those living in the 1930s. It's a deeper feeling then just being isolated. He doesn't care about Crooks' race and does not see it as an obstacle to their friendship. Candy lost one hand in farm machine and Crooks had his spine badly injured by a horse. Some family members were broken up, and young men in the family had to go of and find work, often at ranches.
He has done this to point out to people that black people did not have many rights in 1920s America. As many people were constantly moving, lasting friendships or relationships were hard to come across. The story is set in America, in around the 1920's, just post the Wall Street Crash. The setting of Steinbeck's novel is very important because the date when the novel took place was in 1929, around the time New York Wall Street stock market collapsed, resulting in the dollar becoming worthless. It is one of the main themes of the book.
Again, the men on the ranch do not feel sympathy for her - despite knowing that Curley is unpleasant - and instead treat her with contempt and don't speak to her, so she becomes even more desperate for acknowledgement. In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck suggests that there is a deeper meaning to being lonely than just the superficial sense of loneliness. George is presented as an intelligent man that takes on the parental role of taking care of Lennie, a simple-minded individual but one with huge physical strength. Candy is very old and his old dog is his only friend, which then gets shot, which makes him even lonelier. All three characters deal with their loneliness by searching for companionship with others on the ranch and this works out differently for each of them.
While working on the ranch, Lennie and George… 1309 Words 6 Pages Loneliness in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Throughout the novel, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck , loneliness is the major underlying theme of the novel. Lastly exploring the similarities between certain characters will be significant in understanding the theme of loneliness. The uttermost companionless character is Crooks because he is black and all the ranch workers stay away from. Crooks is perhaps the most segregated character in the novel and therefore reveals much about this idea. He has mainly only been mentioned in speech in a negative light because he is black so in some ways the reader is already prejudiced about Crooks; another reason why Steinbeck has waited to introduce him properly. This is most definitely a lie but she believes her mum prevented her from having this dream by stealing her letter. Steinbeck uses Crooks to show his readers what it was like to be lonely.
The Predatory Nature of Human Existence Of Mice and Men teaches a grim lesson about the nature of human existence. The word solitaire means to be alone; therefore, George plays solitaire because if he would play with Lennie he would not get anywhere. People who were being discriminated and intolerance or were deserted, they will end up in loneliness and isolation. Loneliness and Dreams Although Crooks is bitter about Lennie thinking he can come into the barn whenever he wants, Crooks appreciates Lennie's company. This bears peaceful connotations and is similar to when Jesus Christ is baptised in the River Jordan.
Although they are all on the ranch together, they are lonely because of who they are and their history. The Impossibility of the American Dream Most of the characters in Of Mice and Men admit, at one point or another, to dreaming of a different life. He is fearful about the same crooked murders which took away the life of his great dog. In fact Crooks is a nickname, which suggests a deformity or difference. George and Lennie are used as characters to depict the fate of workers in that time.