"Of Mice and Men" Loneliness and isolation

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Loneliness and Isolation

George and Lennie-

  • Lennie can't function without George and worries when he thinks that George might leave him. " 'George gonna come back' Lennie reassured himself"
  • George has to look after Lennie who holds him back and is quite child like so George doesn't really have someone to properly talk to. "God a'lmighty f I was alone I could live so easy"
  • George makes sure that Lennie dies happy. "le's get that place now"
  • They aren't alone as they have each other but they sometimes feel as if they have nobody.

Curley's wife-

  • All the men treat her badly. "she's a tart"
  • She feels alone even though she's married. "I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely"
  • She's the only female on the ranch.
  • She is the only character without a name
  • She talks about her dream because her real life is

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