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Lonliness in Mice And Men


             Mother Teresa said, " Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted
             is the most terrible poverty.  In other words, Mother Teresa means
             loneliness is the worst thing that can happen to someone. Being lonely
             and having the feeling of being unwanted means being not loved. In the
             novel, Of Mice And Men by John Steinbeck, one of its main themes is
             loneliness. The character's, Curley's wife and Crooks, symbolize loneliness
             There are many reasons to show that the character, Curley's wife,
             symbolizes loneliness and the feeling of being unloved. One reason is that
             Curley's wife is the only woman on the ranch, so she has no one to talk to
             or gossip to. Though she does try to talk to some of the workers to not feel
             lonely but, they are scared of what Curley would do to them. The main
             reason she feels so unhappy, not loved, and alone is because of her
             husband Curley. Curley forces his wife to feel alone because he forbids
             her out of the house. Also, he visits brothels and this makes her feel
             inadequate. Another reason Curley's wife feels not loved is because her
             dreams failed in her career to act, so she married Curley. She feels
             trapped on the ranch with no one to speak to apart from Curley who is
             not much comfort. This makes Curley's wife feel isolated.
             There are many reasons to show that the character Crooks
             symbolizes loneliness and the feeling of being unloved. Crooks is the most
             lonely character in the whole book. Crooks has no one to speak to, be
             with, and to keep him from going mad. Another reason he is lonely is in
             chapter four, Crooks gets the chance to be horrible to someone else. He
             turns on Lennie and starts to be really nasty to him suggesting George
             won't come back. All those years Crooks had been alone have made
             him feel that he is always picked on and now he has the chance to pick
            

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