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  • Candy And Curlys Wife
    532 words
    The Effects of Loneliness Have you ever been alone walking or lying on your bed thinking about how lonely you are Do you ever wonder why you are sometimes ostracized from the group You can experience loneliness, mentally or physically. It can also drive you out of your mind. In John Steinbeck's, Of Mice and Men, Crooks, Candy, and Curlys wife have little to no friends and are forlorn. In the story, Curly is very over-protective of his wife and she feels very alone. Think I like to stay in the ho...
  • Curley's Wife's Loneliness
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    During the era of the Great Depression in the 1930's, many people lost their jobs and became very lonely. This was around the time when John Steinbeck released his famous book about these "bindle stiffs". The book was called, Of Mice and Men. Loneliness is one of the major themes of this novel. Several of the characters in the book are alone. In this novel, John Steinbeck shows how being alone affects different characters. Each is affected in a different way. Throughout the novel, the theme of l...
  • Curley's Wife And Crooks
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    'Of Mice and Men' is a play written by John Steinbeck that focuses on life during the mid 1930's. This play has many recurring themes, and one of these themes is that of loneliness. This loneliness is because of the intolerance of society on those who are different. The underlying, yet stunningly obvious, theme of loneliness can be found in many characters with many examples. This loneliness due to isolation and intolerance is found in the characters of Candy, because he is old and useless; Croo...
  • Curley's Wife And Candy
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    In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck looks at the theme of loneliness as it affects many characters on the ranch. Crooks, Curley's wife, and Candy are the most excluded characters on the ranch, because they all have dreams that they will not be able to live out and they all are at loss when it came to companionship. Crooks is lonely because he is the only black man on the ranch. Since this book is set during the Depression, Jim Crow laws are still in effect, whites and blacks had separat...
  • Candy And Crooks
    498 words
    In the book "of mice and men" John Steinbeck writes about the idea of loneliness. For men like those at a California ranch, loneliness is about all they have to look forward to and for 3 men names Candy, Crooks, and George. They face loneliness at a higher rate than most. George the easy-going caretaker of lonnie looks at loneliness a different way. George has been taking care of lonnie ever since lonnie's aunt Clara died a long time ago. Moving from ranch to ranch, George finds himself unable t...
  • Candy And Curley's Wife
    578 words
    A guy goes nuts if he ain t got nobody. Don t matter no difference who the guy is long as he's with you. I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an he gets sick. A major theme in Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men is how people suffer from loneliness. The characters, Crooks, Candy, and Curley's wife each suffers the severity of their own seclusion. Crooks, the stable buck, is a black man that experiences isolation in terms of racism. For example, he is forced to live alone in a separated room, in the ba...
  • Makes Crooks A Very Lonely Man
    871 words
    The world in the 1930's was a very uncaring place. Due to the depression, many families were split up, so loneliness was running ramped. Ranch hands were thought of as the loneliest people in the world "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world" (page 15). Loneliness wasn't the only kind of sadness and suffering that was endured by the workers. Lost dreams, discrimination and being disabled were only some of the problems faced. But these were not only limited to wor...
  • Curley's Wife And Crooks
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    ... Brook and Gertrude is to show the discrimination against women in the 1800's society. Rhoda Brook is a woman who has an illegitimate child to the farmer who owns the land in which she works on. He ignores her and her child which shows that she too is a women who has been used for an affair or sex (alike to the women at the Whore house in 'Of Mice and Men'). It also shows the inferiority of women at that time. Rhoda Brook is an outsider (alike to Curley's wife in the book 'Of Mice and Men'). ...
  • William Crookes Sir William Crookes
    309 words
    William Crookes Sir William Crookes was born June 17, 1832 in London. His scientific career began at age 15, when he entered the Royal College of Chemistry in Hanover Square London. From 1850 to 1854 he filled the position of assistant in the college. In 1851 his first published papers were on certain new compounds of the element selenium, the. In 1954 he became the superintendent of the meteorological department at Radcliff Observatory in Oxford. In 1859 he founded the Chemical News, which he e...
  • Mentally Disabled Person
    474 words
    Throughout history, many groups of people have been the target of persecution by a much larger or more dominant group, often the common people. Among these groups are or were: blacks, the disabled, women, children, the elderly, and members of other religions. In John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, three characters were regarded as outcasts by the majority of workers on the ranch: Lennie, mentally disabled, Candy, an elder and amputee, and Crooks, a black. In the time frame in which the novella is ...
  • Relationship Between Curley's Wife And Curley
    592 words
    Of Mice and Men Literary Analysis Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, is a book that can be analyzed and broken down into a vast majority of themes. One of the predominant themes found in this book is loneliness. Many characters in this book are affected by loneliness and they all demonstrate it in one way or another throughout the book. Examples of these characters are Curley's Wife, Crooks, and Candy. All through the book Curley's Wife is very "open" to everyone she meets. The reason f...
  • Prejudice On Many Levels In Gender
    444 words
    Prejudice in Of Mice and Men Novel by John Steinbeck In the past and present there have been many divisions of people for many reasons. Examples of this prejudice include discrimination against women who wanted equal rights, including the right to vote. It also includes discrimination against African Americans and believe it or not, the Elderly. In John Steinbeck's Novel Of Mice and Men there is prejudice on many levels including gender, race, and age. Both in the real world and in Steinbeck's n...
  • Crooks And Curley's Wife
    390 words
    In my essay I will discuss the theme of loneliness in the novel "Of Mice And Men". The essay will consist of information based on the novel towards minor characters such as Curley's Wife, Candy and Crooks. This essay will state information about Curley's Wife, Candy and Crooks' loneliness. Curley's Wife was probably one of the loneliest characters of all. She never talked to anyone and she never really liked Curley all too much. "Why can't I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awfu...
  • Town With The Other Ranch Hands
    642 words
    Loneliness in Of Mice And Men In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men loneliness runs alongside friendship as a major theme. Although ranch life in the 1930's America is lonely for migrant workers and many other people, George and Lennie, two of the loneliest guys in the world (13), at least have each other. For African-Americans like Crooks, women like Curley's wife, or the old like Candy, life is far more lonely. The person who expresses his loneliness most openly and deeply is Crooks the African-...
  • Crooks And Lennie
    872 words
    What do you consider to be the main themes in the novel Of Mice and Men? John Steinbeck used various themes in writing the novel Of Mice and Men. However, one theme that played a huge role in the novel was loneliness. Loneliness was a theme, which was experienced by many characters throughout the entire novel. These characters included Curley's wife, Candy and Crooks. Friendship also was a big theme between the characters, especially between George and Lennie. This friendship and various other f...

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