In Of Mice and Men, Curley's wife, Crooks, and Candy demonstrate that they are lonely. First, Curley's wife is a flirt. She flirts with the men on the ranch because she is lonely. Curley often accuses the other men of being inappropriate with his wife. He accuses Slim of improprieties with his wife. All the men insists that Curley keep his wife home:
The men all side with Slim and tell Curley to keep her at home.
Curley's wife is so lonely until she reaches out to Lennie who is mentally unstable. That is how she loses her life.
Crooks is the only black man on the ranch. He is lonely and ostracized from the rest of the ranch hands. He has to live in isolation from the others just because he is black. When the...
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