why does Steinbeck use a common theme throughout the book. (text evidence please) :)
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think isolation is a huge theme in this book. Steinbeck makes it clear that people need the friendship and love of other people to survive. Among all the sad and lonely people in the book, George and Lennie are lucky. Despite having to run away from towns (because Lennie keeps getting in trouble) and George forced into the role as a surrogate parent, the two men have each other. This friendship is rare in this book. As Crooks, the black stable hand, aptly puts it, "I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick."
The theme of the book is that a man can plan his whole life out and the things he want to do, but in the end his hopes and dreams never come true. The title of this book, Of Mice and Men was taking from the poem called: To a Mouse. The poem talks about a mouse who's plans and dreams die away. The same with Lennie, George, and Candy their dreams die away, they couldn't get their land nomore.