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Of Mice and Men

Main themes

Isolation and loneliness of the itinerant worker

Everybody questions the relationship between George and Lennie. Many itinerant workers move
around alone. Like Carlson.

Carlson is an example of loneliness; he has turned callous, wanting to kill the dog because it smelt.
He has always…

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Curley's wife, Lennie, crooks, Candy creates a microcosm of society in the novella .They are seen as
the underdogs of society. "Left all the weak ones alone" as Curley's wife says to the others.


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