Loneliness, one of the main emotions Of "Mice and Men" by Steinberg

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Loneliness is one of the main emotions Of Mice and Men. Lenny must have been

lonely and George too. When we meet them in Of Mice and Men they already know

each other and George has already saved Lenny from getting into trouble. Candy was

lonely too because he has his dog that he couldn't bear to part with. Crooks is lonely

because he doesn't live with the white people and is usually alone all day. Curley's Wife is

lonely because she's always around the guys, looking for Curley or looking for something

that she left there as an excuse to talk to someone. At one time Slim and Whit must have

been lonely, but they're friends when we meet them. As you can see, loneliness is one of

the key factors to this story. Everyone in this story was or is lonely.

Loneliness affects a lot of the characters in this story.

One of the lonely characters is

Crooks. Crooks is lonely because he's black and no one wants to be near him. This was

when blacks were segregated from whites. No one ever went to visit him. Also, because

he's black, he has his room out in the stable with the horses. The other (white) guys have

their bunks in a one room house type of building. The loneliness affects Crooks so that he

remains in his room when he has some books to read. He also usually rubs his own back

with liniment because a horse kicked or threw him when he was younger. Another thing

that showed his loneliness is that he had his personal belongings scattered around the

room. He also had this stuff scattered around the room because he was crippled and was

a stable buck, which meant he was more permanent then...