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Loneliness is a basic part of human life. In his novel, Of Mice and
Men, John Steinbeck illustrates the loneliness of California ranch life
in the early 1930's and shows how people are driven to find
George and Lennie would truly be lonely if they did not have each
other. They consider each other family, even though they are so
different. To George, Lennie is like a pet or a little brother, because
George turns to him for friendship and someone to talk to. George's
frequently shares his philosophy about guys that work on ranches.
"Guys like us, that live on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the
world." He means that if not for each other, then they would be all
Curly's wife is lonely because of someone else, Curly. Everybody is
afraid to talk to her because Curly is extremely jealous and would
start a fight. She is always flirting with the workers, because she
does not like Curly and is looking for companionship. She even talks
to Crooks, Candy and Lennie in the barn, when nobody else would.
Then, when she spots Lennie in the barn alone, she tries
Names mentioned in this term paper
Lennie, George, Curly, Crooks, John Steinbeck,
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