At one point, Curley loses his temper after he sees Lennie appear to laugh at him, and ends up with his hand horribly damaged after Lennie fights back against him. Candy, like Crooks is considered very differently to others because of his age and physical disability. Loneliness is an inevitable fact of life and cannot be avoided, as shown prevalent through each of the characters in John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men. Nearly all the workers in the ranch reject him because he is old and disabled. Crook is isolated and discriminated because of segregation.
Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Migrant worker 1714 Words 5 Pages The decade of the 1930s was indeed a time of depression; desperation consumed people and they turned against each other, no longer looking out for anybody but oneself. After reading the book of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and discussing the novels themes I came to a conclusion. There were millions unemployed, largely unskilled and living on the margins of society. Since they cannot do so, the real danger of Lennie's mental handicap comes to the fore. Relationships were never formed on these ranches as no one had any time nor interest in trying to communicate and bond with the other ranch hands or other residents.
Tracy Barr; Greg Tubach,, eds. This copiousness suggests the desperation of having a profession and of being the centre of attention. Crooks represents another type of powerlessness. Their journey, which awakens George to the impossibility of this dream, sadly proves that the bitter Crooks is right: such paradises of freedom, contentment, and safety are not to be found in this world. Steinbeck indicated the alienation experienced by these characters through , description and inventive structural techniques.
Denton: National Scot poet: Robert Burns' had a poem which had similar ideas to your Of Mice and Men noel, what were they? As the only black man on the ranch, he is not allowed into the bunkhouse with the others, and he does not associate with them. The two sit together and George retells the beloved story of the dream, knowing it is something they'll never share. It is understandable that there never was going to be a letter, the men were just taking advantage of the poor innocent girl. He constantly reprimands the farm hands and accuses some of fooling around with his wife. There are several clearly identified themes running through the novel. Lennie's part of the dream is merely to tend and pet on the farm, as he loves touching soft animals, although he always kills them. Curley's flirtatious and provocative wife, to whom Lennie is instantly attracted, poses a problem as well.
There is a plethora of interesting characters in the novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, but some of them stand out more than others. He wants to be alone. In Soledad, California during the Great Depression in the 1930's two men of the one named George and the other named Lennie were men who travel around working at ranches. The theme of loneliness is best portrayed…. He illustrates loneliness in the nineteen-thirties and shows how driven people can be to find companionship.
The dog is useless, and his ailing health and increasing age make him miserable. This is most definitely a lie but she believes her mum prevented her from having this dream by stealing her letter. Candy and his dog provide a parallel to George and Lennie: Candy and George are both responsible for looking after someone who cannot take care of themselves and cause problems - discomfort in the dog's case or harm in Lennie's case. The only object the ranchers were attracted to was making money and moving on, therefore there was no stability. Ranch hands are ideal types of people to portray as being lonely, because their constant travel leaves them without someone to talk to or share things with.
George has to help Lennie in every situation and, sometimes, loses his control. Regarding human interaction, evil of oppression and abuse is a theme that is illustrated through Curley and Curley's wife. Great Depression, John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men 893 Words 3 Pages How does Steinbeck explore loneliness in Of Mice and Men? It possesses many prominent themes that are evident throughout the whole book. The novel Of Mice and Men was written by John Steinbeck. There are several clearly identified themes running through the novel. The New York Times: 7.
In this novel, John Steinbeck shows how being alone affects different characters. Lennie, clearly, is not fit to live in society as it exists in Of Mice and Men. Crooks is an African American stable-hand on the ranch, who because he is black is very isolated and lonely. Because the ranch hands are victims of a society where they cannot get ahead economically, they must struggle again and again. Crooks is an incredibly smart man, but he's bitter because of how he's belittled and seperated from all the others due to racial differences. The idea of loneliness is shown throughout many characters in the novel, contrasting against George and Lennie who always had each other.
Candy is alone in the sense that he has no family, and no place to go for his upcoming retirement, plus someones just shot his goddamned dog. The currency is almost worthless and people can afford little possessions. Curly's wife also flirts with the male workers of the ranch to seek attention. They have a dream, to have a little place all to themselves, without anyone bothering them. The loneliness of a character in this book could be cause by a social barrier or out of their own choice.
Although he can instruct Lennie on what to do and not do, and although he perceives the danger posed by Curley's wife, he cannot be with Lennie every hour of every day and, therefore, cannot truly protect Lennie from himself. The novel by John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men, is set in the times of the Great Depression. Crooks aspires to a small homestead where he can express self-respect, security, and most of all, acceptance. Steinback uses a lot of describing words to explain ,he will spent about a whole page explaining one thing. From the beginning Steinbeck skillfully uses Crooks as a tool to give the reader an insight to the reality of the American Dream and what 1930's America was like. Travelling together means that Lennie and George are very close but they have more of a parent and child relationship. How does it affect the friendships and relationships in the novel? Lastly exploring the similarities between certain characters will be significant in understanding the theme of loneliness.