Of Mice and Men3

Of Mice and Men3

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  • Date Submitted: 05/24/2008 2:30 PM
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Of Mice and Men

In the setting of which Of Mice and Men took place, is a location bound for loneliness. Soledad is short for, Neustra Senora de Soledad meaning, Our Lady of Loneliness. There are many different causes of loneliness. It is not only caused by lack of association. Relationships and communication do not stop the harmful effects loneliness can have on an individual, it simply postpones the inevitable. The loneliest characters in the novel are all forlorn for their own different reasons. Employment on the ranch itself serves a great deal of loneliness. Trust plays a big role in whether the characters feel the gloominess of seclusion. The incentive of each of the characters' loneliness reflects on their lives, friends and attitudes.

A great portion of the characters are distraught by loneliness for various reasons. Some of the loneliest characters are surrounded by people all the time, but the circumstances they are under force them to endure the devastating pain of desolation. Crooks, Candy and Curley's wife are affected the most by the agonizing aftermath provoked by isolation or forlornness. Crooks is isolated in the stable due to discrimination and prejudice. All the other workers on the ranch do not associate with Crooks at all, in fact, they avoid him purposely just because he is the black stable buck. The farmhands feel that because he is black, he isn't worthy of living with the rest of them. Cause Im black. They play cards in there, but I cant play cause Im black. They say I stink. Well I tell you, you all stink to me! Crooks's senile attitude is a direct reflection of they way he has been treated his whole life. Crooks has no one. Not one soul that will sit down and have a conversation with him, not even one person to talk to or share thoughts with. This constant seldomness could cause a person to go crazy, as Crooks says, A guy goes nuts if he aint got nobody. Dont matter no...

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