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Loneliness is the central theme in the novel Of Mice and Men Many of the characters show signs of being lonely some more than others Loneliness haunts Crooks deep inside Crooks accepts things the way they are though Crooks does not talk to the other men and they do not talk to him This causes the greatest amount of loneliness in Crooks out of all the characters Rejection can cause most people to become crazy as it did to Crooks Other characters on the ranch show signs of loneliness also But what makes the others different is the fact that Crooks does not have anyone to talk with the others atleast have one person to talk to Crooks actions along with not having any friends show why he must be the lonelinest character Not having any friends is one of the reasons why Crooks is lonely The other workers on the ranch take place in fun activities such as horseshoes and card games Crooks never gets invited to play This resentment is due solely to the color of his skin The other characters all have someone to talk to George and Lennie have each other Candy had both his dogs The other workers are friends with one another Curleys wife is also lonely but still has Curley The men sit in the bunk house talk and have fun on occasion Meanwhile Crooks is in his shed all alone Crooks tries to explain to Lennie in the shed why he is lonely A guy goes nuts if he aint got nobody Dont make no difference who the guy is longs hes with youI tell ya a guy gets too lonely an he gets sick 80 This is showing Lennie exactly how Crooks is feeling Also it explains what Crooks has to deal with He is trying to scare Lennie Crooks is forced to explain that he needs someone to talk to The reader now becomes
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