All three of the characters share the despair of wanting to change the way they are and attain a victory over their loneliness.To overcome his loneliness, George not only befriends Lennie, but he seems to find companionship with his co-workers as well.I think John Steinbeck’s message about loneliness and people’s attempts to overcome loneliness in the novel is to reveal to us the nature of human’s true existence.I feel that Steinbeck is not completely successful in delivering his message across because for a full realization, one has to dig deep into the story, as well as place themselves in the shoes of a character to emphasize with, as well as relate to them and perceive their misery.Crook’s loneliness is hidden by his character, but e...
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Increased internet usage is both the cause and effect of loneliness; the lonely turn to the virtual world for a sense of connection they cannot achieve in the ‘real world’.However, loneliness is so prevalent that it is very difficult to attain these goals.Loneliness is a defining factor in the technologically-advanced and selfish Western world.Not only does the modern age provide an environment where loneliness and social isolation thrives, it also heightens awareness of such conditions.Loneliness is a predominantly Western phenomenon – yet the very same society illogically emphasizes the necessity of social connection.
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Given the potential harmful effects of social isolation and loneliness in seniors,it is important to persue this issue in order to reduce emotional damage to seniors and inappropriate health and social service usage.However,caution should be observed when again interventions without knowing the target population and assessing the possible negative consequences of the planned intervention.(Kivett 1979) categorized older rural adults with transportation problems as a high risk of loneliness.‘Loneliness’ and social isolation have often been used to characterise the social world of older people and as an indicator of their quality of life (Victor, scamber and Bond, 2009) but loneliness among the elderly has been under addressed.Like many oth...
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Hemingway Review, 2 (2), 32-43.The introduction offers the reader the first glimpse of loneliness.The reader has to assume that this is a suggestion of depression and loneliness.In the end, both men are denied the comfort of a clean, well lit café.Loneliness can be darkness, dankness, depression and desperation.
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The longitudinal design allowed researchers to not only observe the effect of loneliness at one point in time but also examine the interaction between loneliness and time and how they affect cognition together.Loneliness was measured using a modified version of the de Jong-Gierveld Loneliness scale.The original scale was made up of two components: emotional loneliness and social loneliness.As well as ensuring adults were aged 70 or above and from West Virginia, they also had to have at least four natural teeth in order to participate but it is not explained why.Including specific domains instead of, or as well as, one general cognitive assessment is favoured in the literature as it allows researchers to examine whether the predictor vari...
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As well as the expressions used in this poem, the setting also creates loneliness.In the two elegiac poems there is hardship, loneliness and uncertainty for each character to live with.The speaker uses his loneliness out at sea along with his struggles such as the cold and hunger he faces.The speaker puts emphasis on his loneliness by saying, ?my heart wanders away, my soul roams with sea?.As well as both poems being written in the same time period, they are both elegiac poems, meaning they are poignant and mournful.
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Pets are not necessary be the main factor of curing depression and loneliness; however, interactions with pets provide more relaxation than comfortlessness.Researches may lack of accuracy as level of loneliness is hard to measure by showing statistic but instead, mostly examined by observation and survey.Seniors living in nursing home report that they have the need of feeling senses of belonging and the experiments of approaching robot dogs show increase of emotional support and make them to forget loneliness for a short moment.Happiness and loneliness is subjective, a person’s psychological health is hard to determine by observation and survey.In short-run, pets contribute to owners’ loneliness to people who live alone, the elderly and ...
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You first understand him when he expresses his loneliness to Lennie, “a guy goes nuts if he ain’t got nobody.She reminds him that everyone will believe her saying “Well, you keep your place then, Nigger.In the novel “Of Mice and Men” John Steinbeck deals with the loneliness which affected these characters.I ain’t so crippled I can’t work like a son-of-a-bitch if I want to.” (page 86) This shows how desperate Crooks is to overcome his loneliness and be part of something.Steinbeck point to the cause of loneliness being from discrimination, and the loneliest person on the working ranch would likely be the black stable buck “Crooks”, this is proved by his actions and his attempts to make friends.
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Well I wasn’t gonna stay no place where I couldn’t get nowhere or make something of myself, an’ where they stole your letters.It shows she is lonely because it states throughout the book she seeks attention but isn’t allowed to talk to anyone but Curley whom she doesn’t like therefore Curley is forcing her into loneliness.Loneliness may be an aspect in our own lives but it was something Curley’s wife faced every day in every different way.Learning about our own solitude and the reasoning behind loneliness through this character can help us connect what we read to our own life as well as be better students in all aspects.While revealing her dream to Lennie, Curley’s wife reveals a huge reason for her alienation as well.
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I believe I noticed these words because I have chosen the spiritual life for myself, and live my life to cultivate a sense of personal control as well as acceptance for that which I cannot change, as well as harmony and balance.Loneliness is an emotion, and so by virtue of the Christian teachings that emotion is also God, as our emotions are the flux of hormones, neurotransmitters and bioelectric currents, tangible substances which omnipotent God intrinsically exists within; God is everywhere at once.Alternatively, Nouwen approaches loneliness, hostility and illusion as purely negative states and provides of all things an “evolutionary” model to explain “developing from” each state to another state.Also, God created all, so all emotions ...
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Then, a multiple regression analysis will be carried out to see how much respondents’ loneliness and depression can be explained by the parental acceptance and rejection.Hypotheses1: parental rejection would be positively correlated with loneliness.Rohner & Veneziono (2001; 2000, 2003) concluted that father love(acceptance-rejection) is often as strongly implicated as mother love in the development of behavioral and psychological problems as well as in the development of offspring’s sense of health and well being .Each of the 20 items is scored such that a 1 indicates lack of loneliness and a 4 indicates high level of loneliness.Almost 400 studies have been completed in more than 60 nations internationally, as well as in every major ...
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To sum it up, culture shock is caused by the contrasts in beliefs and principles, it is also caused by the initial stages of feeling isolated from home and lastly it is also caused by the problems faced on a day to day basis.This is so as it would cause a significant amount of inconvenience and adapting to the individual for a period of time, thus undergoing a transition period to cope with culture shock.Many suffer from culture shock due to loneliness because, like a child in school for the first time, there are no familiar faces to be seen anywhere.The main reasons of culture shock are difference in values, loneliness, as well as daily life challenges.Therefore, loneliness is indeed another main cause of culture shock.
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Approximately 15-30% of people experience persistent feelings of loneliness (Junttila and Vauras 213).Dysthymia is characterized by long-term but less severe symptoms that may not disable a person but can prevent one from functioning normally or feeling well.Therefore, someone lacking a close friendship may experience emotional loneliness, whereas someone lacking a peer group or friends to “hang out” with, may experience social loneliness (Junttila and Vauras 212).Males tend to experience more loneliness than females (Junttila and Vauras 213).Like adolescents, most children experience short-term loneliness as a normal consequence of everyday social situations but for some children, these feelings become chronic, affecting their academic ...
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So similarly to Crooks, her loneliness has made her bitter and more masculine which is shown towards the end of Chapter four and is now treated as ‘ma’am’ by Crooks.We see this isolation come altogether in Chapter 4 when the ranch hands go into town on Saturday night to ease their loneliness with alcohol and women.Candy is a prime representation of isolation and loneliness.His dream about his farm is his attempt to breaking the loneliness in his world.What makes her more exposed is the constant red imagery used in her appearance which not only represents a desire for romance in her life (which is failed by Curley for her loneliness has made her disappointingly upset) but also a sign of warning and danger in her life.
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The third way to deal with loneliness is thinks positively.You can allow yourself to accept your own loneliness and learn to deal with it.Here, we have 5 ways to deal with loneliness: .The fourth way to deal with loneliness is to read a self-help book that help to deal with loneliness; It can be really helpful alternative choice if you do not wish to get help from a counselor service.The first way to deal with loneliness is join in activities that you can social with others.
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She became very popular after she died and was portrayed as the icon for loneliness.Loneliness is at an all-time high, according to a major study by a leading scholar 20 percent of Americans suffer from loneliness which is about 60 million people.Solidarity isn’t a bad thing; it means you like peace and quiet.Loneliness in society is at an all-time high, people would rather tweet and text than meet up with friends and hang out.Loneliness on the other hands is more of a physiological state that people suffer from.
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The research questions used for the study were: how the elderly family caregiver’s loneliness was linked to social isloation;what are causes of loneliness in the elderly family caregiver;what are the symptoms associated with loneliness;what are the effects of loneliness; Are there any supports for the elderly caregiver?.The theoretical frame used for the study was Nicholas R. Nicholson Jnr’s theory of social isolation.Emotional and social isolation are two distinct forms of loneliness which can be listed as well as feeling of emptiness, anxiety, and restlessness Psycinfo Database Record (c) (2012).Loneliness as a dysfunction in modern times is revealed partially in surveys concerning society’s technological advancement in the use of inte...
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The main purpose of this study was to investigate the relation among depression, loneliness and self-efficacy of adolescents of working and non-working mothers whether mother’s occupation has any effects on adolescent’s depression, loneliness and self-efficacy.Necessary demographic information sheet will be prepared first; the standard data collection procedure will be followed with a view to obtaining data about depression, loneliness and self-efficacy of adolescents of working and non-working mothers.After that I will apply correlation statistics to find out the relationship among depression, loneliness and self-efficacy.The consistent association of loneliness and depression Bragg (1979) proposed a distinction between “depressed lonel...
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The use of shadows and light, along with solitude, gives the sense of loneliness.The old man is first seen as very lonely and in search of solitude and quiet.The setting, and the use of several literary mechanisms, however, further develop this old man and enable the reader to not only "see" his loneliness but "feel" and understand it.Setting is used to help the reader understand the old man's loneliness and the comfort he receives from the café.It is clear that Hemingway's use of direct description, visual and auditory clues, and sense imagery to establish setting help the reader to understand the old man's loneliness and the comfort he receives from the café.
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As well as the murder of his father.Hamlet also encounters loneliness and despair from Ophelia.We cause our own loneliness.In society today it is important we have support from our friends through difficult times.The last factor that contributed to Hamlet’s loneliness is the fact that he didn’t share with anyone (except for Horatio) the hatred he had towards his uncle, the loss he had from his mother and the secret of his encounter with his father’s ghost.
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He has seen the loneliness of the workers and fears he may become like them should he lose his reputation, this is perhaps why he is more threatening towards Lennie and George.Of Mice and Men is set on a ranch near Soledad, Soledad means loneliness and the fact that the ranch is not actually in the town suggests the loneliness is deeper than can be seen.This novel was also written during the depression, meaning the economy was unstable and having families was difficult, increasing uncertainty and making loneliness seem more inescapable.In conclusion it is loneliness which is the backbone of this novel, it drives many of the events including the death of Curley’s wife and of Lennie.” He has only known Lennie and George for a short period ...
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The use of place as a theme was utilized especially well in many of Ernest Hemingway’s works.The shadow indicated that the old man may have sat in the dark for a reason, such as loneliness.He most likely felt loneliness a lot of his life because of the many relationships he was in and out of.Hemingway shows readers that sometimes it takes a clean, well-lighted place to get away from the dark, loneliness we feel when we are down.The answer is that he requires some such impression of order because of “a nothing that he knew too well.” He begins a mocking prayer: “Our nada who art in nada as it is in nada” (Hemingway 23).
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Well I tell you, you all stink to me!” .Curley’s wife is another pivotal character and her hasty marriage to Curley proves to be another failed attempt of escaping from her own spiral of loneliness.He is often invited by the other people on the ranch to drink and play cards but always refuses because he has a very low self-esteem, so Candy is putting a loneliness tag on himself and not the other people.Her type of loneliness is caused when there is no one around you to talk to.“Well, s’pose, jus’ s’pose he don’t come back.
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Throughout the text, Blanche faces loneliness, yet she cannot fill her desire.Blanche is obviously still tenderhearted about the loss and the relief that it stopped allows readers to see that she wants Mitch to be her barrier from loneliness.ED Booth and Mays 10th edition.Blanche’s desire to evade loneliness is clearly shown when she is given directions to her sister’s townhome, “…take a street—car named Desire, and then transfer to one named Cemeteries….” (Norton1805.)Her desire to evade loneliness develops when her husband commits suicide.
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Loneliness makes life a futile circuit of cheap, carnal attempts at human contact, which can constitute the petting of creatures, going to brothels or flirting with men.In the cyclical fashion of the novella, the result of these attempts is just more loneliness and the resulting indifference.Through the characters of George, Lennie, Candy, Curley’s wife and Crooks, Steinbeck discusses many issues connected with loneliness.Throughout the novel, Steinbeck uses his characters as dramatic devices, to develop the theme of loneliness from different aspects of society.In conclusion, Steinbeck has crafted a detailed map of the roots and results of loneliness in ‘Of Mice and Men’.
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He is very lonely as he declares “I ain’t no relatives, nor nothing.“ Furthermore his loneliness is shown by his desire to talk to George, the intelligent guy that still has hope for a better future, and shares his dream by promising him money to buy the dream farm.Even though loneliness is an accepted part of human life, George and Lennie are driven to try and find relief through their friendship in order to escape from loneliness as Lennie recalls:“We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us” and when he tells Slim about his friendship with George “ We kinda look after each other.” Loneliness can change somebody’s behaviour, thoughts and everyday actions.At the same time his loneliness is pictured by his relationship with his...
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In conclusion, John Steinbeck writes this book well, and I think knows what we (the readers) want to read.“He fell morosely silent.” If George was to go out with other workers, Lennie would be left alone with no one to talk to, as an example of loneliness.They talk for a while about their lifestyles when Curley’s wife mentions “It’s ok for you, you’ve got the guys to talk to, I ain’t got no one to talk to.” (Page 85) “I get lonely.” Here John Steinbeck is explaining to us, the readers that there is a lot of loneliness in the barns.Curley in this book is probably the biggest threat of violence, maybe he likes a punch-up, or a fight, and he sure is hungry to kill Lennie.I think he keeps repeating loneliness and violence because he doesn’t ...
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Like the darkness that quickly consumes, the imprisoning loneliness of oppression swallows its victim down into the abyss of insanity....chniques that Charlotte Perkins Gilman uses in "The Yellow Wallpaper" to suggest that a type of loneliness (in women) caused by imprisoning oppression can lead to the deadliest form of insanity.Wallpaper symbolism is used throughout the story the pattern representing the strangling nature of the imprisoning oppression, the fading yellow color showing the fading away of the young woman, and the hovering smell representing the deadly insanity to which she succumbs.Gilman uses setting to suggest that imprisoning oppression causes a type of loneliness that can lead to insanity."It is quite alone, standing w...
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Curley’s wife is an important element of the theme of loneliness expressed throughout the novella, ‘Of Mice and Men’.Crooks the stable buck on the ranch, who is treated with less respect than the other men because he is black, is another example of the loneliness plaguing the town of Soledad.Lennie and George are contrasted to the other characters throughout the novella because their friendship acts as a buffer to the external forces that cause the loneliness of a man.Each character’s loneliness stems from their time spent in Soledad, and therefore the meaning of ‘Soledad’ is relevant in its symbolism relating to the individual characterisation of characters such as Curley’s wife, Crooks, Lennie and George.These characters, as well as ot...
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These associations notwithstanding, the question as to what extent psychological distress and loneliness is a consequence of commercial sex work and its possible relationship with various other psychological variables remains unanswered by this study.UCLA Loneliness Scale: The UCLA Loneliness Scale (Russel, 1996) was included to assess subjective feelings of loneliness of the respondents (commercial sex workers).In addition, correlation results indicated a negative relationship between number of clients per day and well being.Furthermore, the measure of loneliness revealed no statistically significant relationship between any of the measure under study once again suggesting that the feeling of loneliness is not affected by either age or ...
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