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Of Mice and Men Loneliness In terms of emotional stability there is only one thing in life that is really needed and that is friends Without friends people would suffer from loneliness and solitude Loneliness leads to low self-esteem and deprivation In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck the characters Crooks Candy and Curlys wife all exhibit some form of loneliness They are driven towards the curiosity of George and Lennies friendship because they do not have that support in their life Through his novel Of Mice and Men Steinbeck demonstrates that often times a victim of isolation will have a never-ending search to fulfill a friendship A guy goes nuts if he aint got nobody Dont matter no difference who the guy is longs he with you I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an he gets sick Steinbeck 13 Crooks is a black man that experiences isolation because the society in which he resides is racist As a result the previous quote was his means of finding a personal connection to Lennie Like Lennie Crooks has a relationship with loneliness He knows that when people get lonely they tend to get sick Studies show that people who suffer from loneliness have higher incidence of health problems This can be determined based on his emotional behavior A 1998 study showed that 50 percent of patients with heart disease who reported feeling very isolated were not married and had no one in whole they could communicate with died within five years ub-counselingbuffaloedu At the rate Crooks is headed he will probably die in a short period of time Gerontology stated seniors who attend church at least weekly live longer than those who dont By attending church the attendees maintain a relationship with god and have the ability to relieve themselves of loneliness They can deal with their severe problem of loneliness through
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