Lennie went back and looked at the dead girl. The puppy lay close to her. Lennie picked it up. "I'll throw him away," he said. "It's bad enough like it is." (59) Lennie knows he's done a "bad" thing, but he's so innocent that he somehow thinks throwing away the puppy is going to make it look better, because he is scared to tell anyone especially George in fear of getting yelled at.
In the story Lennie is faced with lots of criticism based on his intelligence, he is known for more childlike and innocent person based off of what he does but is still useful because of his strength .
Throughout the book George and Lennie are known as a package deal, they both look after each other and treat each other as a family. This can isolate them from the group because not everyone knows everyone that one because people just come and go.
"Never seem to give a damn about nobody. It jus' seems kinda funny a cuckoo like him and a smart little guy like you travelin' together" (39) Slim is surpirsed two opposites travel together or anyone in general and George got very snappy with Slim when he talked about him and Lennie
Curleys Wife, aka "Jail bait" or "Tart" is isolated in many ways from being the only girl, accused of always cheating on Curley, and what she wears.
"I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely"...."What's the matter with me? Ain't I got a right to talk to nobody"...."Seems like they ain't none of them cares how I gotta live". She feels alone and tries to connect with people but she is pushed away because she is seen as a cheater and everyone is sacred of the bosses son, Curley