Of Mice and Men Essay: The Loneliness and Isolation

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Of Mice and Men

Loneliness and isolation

Loneliness and isolation is a big issue in this book and I am here to talk about it. Many characters have been affected by a person or a group and became independent or very lonely. These characters want others to care for them and talk to them or even befriend them and make them feel more at ease. The people that I want to focus on and go deeper into explaining their thoughts and actions are: Curley's wife, Crooks, Lennie, George, Candy and his dog.
From the start to the end, Curley's wife acts really flirtatious. It 'seems like she can't keep away from guys', especially the new men: Lennie and George. George does not know that Curley's wife feels alone, because Curley is the only person she can talk to. 'I'm lookin' for Curley' said his wife, Curley's wife isn't actually looking curley, she just wants attention and to be wanted by other men.
You 'can't blame a person for lookin' because she has no one else to talk to.
Curley likes having a new and beautiful wife, but he does not treat her like a normal human being. He keeps on commanding her to do stuff as if he 'owns' her. One time, Curley thought that slim was with his wife, 'Where's the hell's Slim' said Curley. George then said 'Thinks Slim's with his wife, don't he?' Everytime, Curley goes on around like that trying to find his wife. Slim finally said 'Well, you been asking me too often. I'm getting' God damn sick of it. If you can't look after your own God damn wife, what you expect me to do about it? You lay offa me.' Sometimes he asks the men in the bunk house and they respond...