Lonliness in Mice And Men

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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 pic

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