Candy is lonely because he is old and Carlson shot his dog. Crooks is Isolated because he is not allowed to talk to anyone because he is black. Curley’s wife is lonely because Curley wouldn’t let her go anywhere and he makes her stay at home all the time. George and Lennie are not lonely because they’ve both got each other. They can talk to each other unlike Candy, Curley’s wife, and Crooks.
A guy needs somebody ------to be near him. He whined, a guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody.”(Page, 72) This quote in this book is talking about how anyone needs a person to... ... middle of paper ... ...talking about how Curly’s wife hates to stay in the house all day and doing nothing. Her behavior of being disappointed is getting really flirtatious to other guys but she also gets that way because her husband doesn’t really talk to her nor does nothing with her so she gets lonely without him. I think that Curly’s wife and Curly shouldn’t have got married because they don’t like each other and they can’t stand each other. The book “Of Mice and Men” is important because it teaches people how hard lives are when they are disappointed are they are lonely and it also teaches people how hard it is living in the great depression was.
She has no female friends on the ranch leading her only option to talking to men on the ranch. Curley is an aggressive guy and doesn’t like the fact that his wife is out of the house all the time. In the beginning of the book, Steinbeck introduces the idea of loneliness by how men work on ranches living temporary lives, with no goal in life. Although Lennie’s and George’s goal is to have their own land and have all different types of animals and of course “how I get to tend the rabbits” says Lennie (pg. 14).
Not only is it the way that others think of him but also the way he thinks of himself that forces him to find solitude. The most evident case of loneliness is Curley’s wife. No matter how hard she tried she couldn’t fit in. For example, when she tried numerous times to talk to George and Lenny she was either ignored or told to leave. Because of her reputation for being a flirt none of the farmhands wanted to talk to her.
(p.128) This shows that now Curley's wife is dead, she now looks happy and has escaped from her loneliness. Even though Curley's wife is mentioned frequently, we never know what her name is. This just shows how people do not care for others, leading to loneliness. I think all the men do not consider her as a normal human being, but and object, this object refers to the picture since in the picture there stands one tree in the middle of no where thus representing loneliness. All of the men are to scared to talk to her in case Curley becomes jealous and wants to start a fight.
Bitter from all of the year... ... middle of paper ... ...eorge’s “American Dream” sensing that it was too good to be true. For them, their lives were a constant reminder that they were different from those on the ranch and would never be accepted due to either the color of their skin or their disability. Although, Curley’s wife lived among the ranch hands, she felt lonely as she was ignored by them and by her husband. Because she was the only woman living on the ranch, she didn’t have another woman to talk to or confide to. In order to compensate, she was flirtatious to those men working on the ranch, causing them discomfort thereby isolating her even more.
Lennie's loneliness mainly comes from the fact that he is both developmentally disabled and physically overbearing. His disability sometimes causes others at the ranch to turn away from him; even to the point of thinking he is "cuckoo." Since Lennie cannot think as quickly as the other men, he is often put aside and cut off from them. He is unable to take an active part in conversations because George, Lennie's best friend and travelling companion, is the only one who can understand him. In George’s act of killing Lennie, his only friend, he actually ensures his own continued loneliness.
Although, she is not, the workers on the ranch tend to think that she is attempting to flirt with them. They claim that “She got the eye… I seen her give Slim the eye.” Curley’s wife only acts this way because she trying to fix the void between her and Curley with someone else. Part of the distance between Curley’s wife and Curley is that his wife does not care for him the way he cares for her. She claims that she “wasn’t gonna stay no place where [she] couldn’t get nowhere or make something of [her]self, so [she] married Curley,” (88). When she says this, she implies that she settled for Curley when she could have been a huge star.
There was no personality, no ego - his voice was toneless. "(81) The character of Crooks reflects the universal need for human connection as well as the brutalizing effects of racial prejudice. Like Crooks, Curley's wife is very lonely, but she is lonely for different reasons. Like Crooks Curley's wife suffers from... ... middle of paper ... ...ion. But Candy gets some life back in him when he hears George and Lennie talking about their dream farm.
Harold Bloom writes, “Candy sees a value in his dog that Carlson (and those like him) do not.” Although the dog was old and burdensome, Candy saw value in companionship and having another living being by his side. Moreover, Candy is afraid of becoming worthless like his dog. His loneliness stems from fear of becoming u... ... middle of paper ... ...fe’s gender and marital status tie her down, dehumanize, and objectify her. Crooks’ skin color and crippled back separate him from the others and deprive him of companionship he craves. The disabled characters illustrate the bleak and fruitless lifestyle on a Depression-era ranch where nobody, from the ranch boss’ privileged son, to the poorest stable hand, is truly happy.