The men in the ranch describe the dog as a “stinking hound”.
Candy feels dejected as he says “I wish somebody would shoot me when I become useless”.
Curly’s wife is the only female on the ranch and although she is married, you never witness the distinct couple of Curly and his wife together; they are always searching for each other.
Curly’s wife is lonely and, as a result of this, she was endlessly trying to make friends with George and Lenny.
Candy stated to the inarticulate George “give the Stable Buck hell. This was typical of 1930’s America as black people were thought of as inferior to white people. He has his “own bunk in a separate nigger room” and “he scattered personal possessions around the floor; for being alone he could leave things about”.
Crooks is obviously suffering from racial discrimination as he is the only black man on the ranch and is not allowed in the bunkroom with the other men because of his colour. Candy is lonely because he is old, and is different from the other hands.
In conclusion looniness is the main theme in the novella ‘Of Mice and Men’, by John Steinbeck.
Every character demonstrates on how lonely they really are, but each character has different types of loneliness and they all have different ways with coping with it.
Lennie has George and he knows George won’t leave him.
He gets mad when Crooks implies that George might leave someday. He doesn’t worry about making new friends because the only person he cares about is George, the only way in which Lennie is lonely is that he can’t have mice or rabbits without hurting them.