Of Mice and Men

Loneliness of characters

What opinions do you have on the loneliness of Candy, Crooks or Curleys wife?

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Crooks is a smart man, with controlled anger about racism. He notes that everyone excludes him, and therefore is angry when people invade his privacy. He wants to be alone. Curly's wife is confused about the way men act around her, and is sure that she is not in love with Curly, he is just an escape route from anything she had before. Candy is alone in the sense that he has no family, and no place to go for his upcoming retirement, plus someones just shot his goddamned dog. he looks for anybody and anywhere to spend his life with.

Crooks pretends to value his privacy, but it is clear from his conversation with Lennie tha he would prefer to be in the bunkhouse with the rest of the men.

I think all the characters you mention use dreams to mitigate the anguish of their loneliness.

Crooks is an incredibly smart man, but he's bitter because of how he's belittled and seperated from all the others due to racial differences. Loneliness has turned him sour and he uses anger as a defense mechanism. He is upset when Lennie first walks in, but after a while warms up to being in the presence of another person that wants to see him to talk to him, not hurt him, either emotionally or physically. After that, he keeps up a facade of anger at being imposed upon, but Steinbeck straight out says he's really not. Taking part in the dream that George, Lennie, and Candy have going is one of the most poignant moments in the story. Here is Crooks, this broken down, closed off old man, opening up to allow himself to hope for a moment, of something better than what he has. This is a dream that he never allowed himself because he belives it will just hurt him more when it doesnt come true. Yet this dream is so intoxicating that it's just catching up members of the farm, and getting them to hope, believe, in a possibility for something more.

Candy holds on to his dog to avoid being lonely, we don't know much about his family, what we do know is that he is old and the only thing that he loves and cares about is that dog. Crook is isolated and discriminated because of segregation. he cant go into the men's bunk house and hates being cooped up in his little room. Curly's wife doesn't have a name because she is supposed to be seen as symbol, she symbolizes sexism, loneliness, and betrayal. she never sees her husband and goes around with the other men, she never actually does anything but is always talking about how lonely she is. she is not really all that lonely she just is not satisfied with curly, this is evident in why he is wearing a glove to keep his hand soft it shows the demand she is putting out and how he is trying hard to meet that (sexually) she also admits to never loving him. so her being bored has nothing to do with being locked up and left to tend to herself its more that she is bored of curly

Candy holds on to his dog to avoid being lonely, we don't know much about his family, what we do know is that he is old and the only thing that he loves and cares about is that dog. Crook is isolated and discriminated because of segregation. he cant go into the men's bunk house and hates being cooped up in his little room. Curly's wife doesn't have a name because she is supposed to be seen as symbol, she symbolizes sexism, loneliness, and betrayal. she never sees her husband and goes around with the other men, she never actually does anything but is always talking about how lonely she is. she is not really all that lonely she just is not satisfied with curly, this is evident in why he is wearing a glove to keep his hand soft it shows the demand she is putting out and how he is trying hard to meet that (sexually) she also admits to never loving him. so her being bored has nothing to do with being locked up and left to tend to herself its more that she is bored of curly.

Candy holds on to his dog to avoid being lonely, we don't know much about his family, what we do know is that he is old and the only thing that he loves and cares about is that dog. Crook is isolated and discriminated because of segregation. he cant go into the men's bunk house and hates being cooped up in his little room. Curly's wife doesn't have a name because she is supposed to be seen as symbol, she symbolizes sexism, loneliness, and betrayal. she never sees her husband and goes around with the other men, she never actually does anything but is always talking about how lonely she is. she is not really all that lonely she just is not satisfied with curly, this is evident in why he is wearing a glove to keep his hand soft it shows the demand she is putting out and how he is trying hard to meet that (sexually) she also admits to never loving him. so her being bored has nothing to do with being locked up and left to tend to herself its more that she is bored of curly. You know, I think that's like really sad and definitely disappointing to me. (it's my opinion you bum, now shut up.)

How does george and lennie's dream set them apart from the others?

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