Literature review: “Of Mice and Men”

Loneliness appears next in the life of Crooks. Scoundrels is the only black man on the ranch and has been beaten down by the isolation. When Lennie and Crooks first satisfied, all of the other guys entered into town and Scoundrels did precisely what George did to Lennie when he first met him, benefit from frame of mind. Crooks is envious of their relationship. Scoundrels attempted to persuade Lennie into believing that George was not going to return from town that day.

In doing this Lennie blew up thinking that something had occurred to George. After breaking the owner’s boy’s hand a couple of days in the past, Crooks tried to encourage Lennie into believing that if George didn’t return from town that day. This puts him in a position of authority. It puts him in a position where he can have control over a white man’ so to speak. In addition, because he has most likely never ever had such sort of power that it would be overwhelming after all those years being that,” A guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody to talk to”.(pg. 222)

Curley’s other half, the farm owner’s child spouse, reveals isolation. She is flirty city girl who is constantly getting herself into trouble with Curley due to the fact that she flirts with the other men on the ranch. Curley is a light-weight fighter who does not like huge men even if he is not that big but that does not stop him at all. Most of the men at the cattle ranch stay clear of Curley and his better half because they know that if they enter any difficulty with them they could be fired and due to the fact that “Curley’s old guy is in charge”.(pg. 72) Curley’s wife has actually brought her loneliness upon herself is result of her continuous flirting with everybody and because she does this, Curley can not trust her to be around the other people. Curley’s spouse is also the only on the cattle ranch, which implies that she would be lonesome from not having anybody to talk with apart from Curley. Although she is married to Curley, she does not truly love him. In the end, Curley’s other half has her neck broken by Lennie by mishap.

It is a catastrophe for Curley’s wife however she did bring it upon herself.For this reason, isolation is the significant theme underlying style, nevertheless, there are two herself are two little “branches” that come off that involve the 3 small characters, and feeling of fear and jealousy. All of the characters are lonely, except George and Lennie who have each other. Candy is afraid of getting fired from task, Crooks is jealous of George and Lennie’s close relationship and the genuine solitude originates from Curley’s wife. Isolation leads to depression and it is a significant theme in the unique, “Of Mice and Men”.

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