One character that represents loneliness is Candy, the one handed ranch hand. He represents loneliness because he realizes that it is becoming harder to do his job and he may get fired soon because of his aliment and won't be able to find another job. One quote that supports this is when he says, "I won't have no place to go, an' I can;t get no more jobs." Another character that represents loneliness is Crooks, the black stable buck. He represents loneliness because he is the only black person on the ranch and during the time that the book takes place racism was still very prominent. Both these characters struggle with being lonely because they are the only ones that are different that anyone else, so they are alienated. The solutions that could possible fix this are for Crooks to try to save up money and buy his own land, and for Candy to do the deal he proposed to Lennie and George about helping pay for the farm and land.