In reality Mitty is desperately lonely, avoids speaking to anyone, and mostly refuses to share his inner thoughts with others. Mitty dreams of feeling equal enough to his peers where he can freely express himself and fit in within a group of people. His wife makes it difficult for him to find this satisfaction by her constant belittlement and control, but Mitty furthers this by isolating himself within his dream realm and allowing himself to hide from confrontation with others. Throughout the short story Mitty only speaks out once to Mrs. Mitty with what resembles an intelligent confrontation, “Does it ever occur to you that I am sometimes thinking?”, which Mrs. Mitty brushes off as if it were child’s nonsense (Thurber, 27). Even when Mitty attempted to find companionship and confess his feelings he is met with annoyance and callous.
Being alone is one of the worst things I can possible think of. One of the themes in the book Of Mice and Men exemplifies this as the quote describes. Crooks, and the black stable buck, say this quote. He describes to Lennie the pain he goes through to live his life without anyone to talk to and to just be with. The other workers on the farm would not socialize with Crooks besides the horseshoes game the men would play in the evening.
“Cause I won’t you to stay with me.” George also says “guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world.” After that he says “with us it ain’t like that. We’ve got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us.” This tells us that George and Lennie need each other and they don’t... ... middle of paper ... ... 5 because she realises that Lennie is alone and she wants company. She also knows that there is nobody around to tell her to go back home. Lennie says “well I ain’t supposed to talk to you or nothing.” Lennie also says “George says you’ll get us in a mess.” This tells us that Lennie is trying to not get in trouble because he is scared he won’t get to tend the rabbits.
I won't have no place to go, an' I can't get no more jobs,’” (p.60) This proves that Candy’s dog is another symbol and he symbolizes Candy himself because this is basically Candy realizing that he's weak and not really important to anyone on the farm; he has no more power than his dog, who was shot. Candy is trying to convince George to allow him to go with him to the dream ranch because, not only does Candy have the $350 to put the down payment on the farm, but he's willing to work there since no one is going to help him, and he's going to get fired soon.
Not only that, but it reveals he refers to himself only as “a guy on a ranch.” Both of these show he does not consider himself a close friend of anyone, keeping his distance and not sharing his inner-most thoughts with anybody. A definition of loneliness is “without companions; solitary.” In Candy’s case, he doesn’t ev... ... middle of paper ... ...dy felt it as families were separated to go and find work. Even today these feelings are prevalent as jobs are thinning and people go farther away from their families to find income. Husbands and wives may be separated for long bouts of time, and loneliness sets in quickly for each. Many of Steinbeck’s readers may feel this as well, and can relate to this feeling when the characters experience it in the novel.
To start off, Crooks is a character who thinks very low of himself because he knows his skin color separates him from everyone else and puts his value lower than anyone else on the ranch. He shows this after Curley’s wife reprimands him for telling her to leave his room and threatening to tell the boss not to let her come in the barn anymore. He becomes powerless against her when the text shows him to “grow smaller and smaller as he pressed himself against the wall” (Steinbeck 80). He reduces himself to nothing when reminded that he’s a ‘nigger’. He thinks what he says does not matter because “This is just a nigger talkin’, an’ a busted-back nigger.
“There [are] men at New Haven who [hate] his guts” (7). He doesn’t directly assert that he wants people to like him, but Nick “always [had] the impression that [Tom] …wanted [Nick] to like [him] with some harsh, defiant wistfulness of his own” (7). Since Daisy and Tom are always on the go and have “drifted here and there unrestfully” (6), Tom never establishes any friendships or long-lasting relationships. Also, his loneliness can be shown through his constant seek for love, more specifically shown by his chase of women, in which he “[goes] off on a spree and [makes] a fool of [himself]”. This causes him to drift here and there, including the last place they reside in before East Egg, “Chicago” (131).
In the short novel The Stranger, Mersault is also an existentialistic character. He does not wish to become involved with anyone, including God and his own mother and does not have any emotion what so-ever when she dies. Although Mersault does not want to become involved with anyone, he also does not want to create waves, thus he cannot help but to say yes to a friend when he asks him for help.
He does not live out his life, but somewhat lives out his life as “dead.” Being dead is not trying in life. Anse doesn’t try to do anything for others, but only himself. His view on working is going to come back to bite him. He may have a vision in his mind that he’s going to Heaven but in true reality, he will find out that it may take a
Like the other characters Candy's dream was stolen from him. Candy's character was lonely because he needed human contact but his only companion was his dog which was killed. Loneliness affected many characters in John Steinbecks novel, Of Mice and Men. Crooks, Curley's wife and Candy were affected the most by this loneliness because none of them had a real companion and all of them had dreams which were shattered.