A Dream In Steinbeck's 'Of Mice And Men'

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Of Mice and Men Essay Ray Bradbury, a very well known author once said, “Love what you do and do what you love. Don 't listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. You do what you want, what you love. Imagination should be the center of your life.” In Of Mice and Men, the main characters, Lennie and George, have had a rough experience with maintaining a job. Soon Lennie and George set their goal of owning their own house, with all the necessities that they would need included to survive, especially bunnies. So they set off gaining followers that could help them achieve their dream. Although they face many challenges. When a person sets dreams and goals, they must strive to achieve them and never quit, or forever hide behind the shadow…show more content…
Lennie finds, obstacles with Curly so he feels like that may provide some conflict with achieving his goal, as shown by this quote. "I might jus ' as well go away. George ain 't gonna let me tend no rabbits now" (Steinbeck 107). Lennie know that his goal really is almost unachievable now, so he breaks down and realizes that giving up is the easy way out. So Lennie really never gets to be the person he really potentially could have been. On the other side of things, George 's plans and dreams seem to be broken when Lennie drags him down, George says, "I could get along so easy and nice if I didn 't have you on my tail. I could live so easy and maybe have a girl” (Steinbeck 7). George may want life on the ranch, but also it seems like he likes the idea of just living the simple life of a rancher, getting his steak and spending it the American way. So one dream may be set because George lowered his standards due to not achieving his actual dream. Not following your dreams because of obstacles and adversity, may shape you on who you are going to become, but facing those fears really shape you on who you are supposed to be. People take life-long goals for granite, and will give up on them too easily, but they must fight the adversity and overcome obstacles in order to achieve your full self. George and Lennie had set out for one common goal, although through recurring obstacles, dreams are broken and characters are not to be found. Now think, have you ever set a goal, and never followed through? are you reaching your full
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