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ESSAY OF MICE AND MEN Loneliness is a major theme in Of Mice and Men By focusing on three characters in the novel discuss what Steinbeck has to say about loneliness and its effects on people Loneliness is a central theme in John Steinbecks Of Mice and Men Set in the 1930sthe story takes place on a ranch in California Most of the characters in some part of the book talk about their lives and how that feeling of being lonely affects or changes their lives Some of the characters such as George Candy and Crooks provoke our sympathy because we know that they havent been lonely for all their lives George who was a small bright man never expected his life to change in such a drastic way He was never alone he always had the company of his friend Lennie who he took care of George and Lennie had a special bound they shared a dream a dream all ranch workers want to have in some point The sunny day they arrived at that Californian ranch they never thought it would end in such a way George and Lennie fitted in perfectly they were nice guys During their brief stay at the ranch they met Slim Old candy Carlson Whit Crooks ranch workers that had no future at all and in which George would look like after he killed Lennie Candy an old swamper who lacked an arm He was lonely and had no one except his also old dog This poor character relied on his dog for company but the other ranch workers couldnt stand the smelly dog so they insisted on Old Candy to let the the dog go Candy had nothing except the dream that one day he could own a piece of land and when George and Lennie arrived he felt that finally his dream would come true but it
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