Lonliness and Isolation in 'Of Mice and Men'

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  • Lonliness and Isolation
    • George is lonely because he has to look after Lennie who holds him back
      • "God a'mighty, f I was alone I could live so easy"
      • "Why, I could stay in a cat house all night"
      • "You can't keep a job and you lose me ever' job I get"
    • Lennie can't function without George, and no one understands his mental condition
      • " 'George gonna come back' Lennie reassured himself in a frightened voice"
      • "He's jes' like a kid, ain't he?"
    • Curleys Wife is the only woman there, seen as 'jailbait'
      • sympathy before death "Lennie had broken her neck"
      • "I get awful lonely"
    • Crooks isolated through colour, has no one to talk to, protects his space but longs for a friend
      • "You got no right to come in my room"
      • "A guy needs somebody to be near him"
      • "S'pose you didn't have nobody" - tries to make Lennie understand
    • Candy is isolated especially after his dog dies, oldest member of ranch, very few people understand him
      • "I ought to have shot that dog myself, George. Ishouldn't ought to have let no stranger shoot my dog."
      • "Candy lay rigidly on his bed staring at the ceiling"
      • "Then he rolled slowly over and faced the wall and lay silent"


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