Of Mice and Men Themes: Loneliness

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  • Loneliness
    • The men are lonely as a result of their lifestyle
      • "A guy on a ranch don't listen nor he don't ast no questions"
    • Curley's wife is lonely because she is the only woman and she searches for attention because of this
      • "Think I don't like to somebody once in a while"
    • George and Lennie's friendship stops them being lonely
      • "I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy"
      • "We got each other"
    • Crooks is lonely because he is the only black man
      • "I tell ya a guy gets too lonely and he gets sick"
    • Loneliness came from/ caused a lack of trust
      • "Maybe ever'body in the whole damn world is scared of each other"
    • The men play solitaire, which is a solitary game
    • Candy seeks solace from loneliness with his dog
      • "I wish't they'd shoot me when they can me, like my dog"
    • Crooks seeks solace with his books and playing horseshoes

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