An Analysis Of The American Dream In Of Mice And Men

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This novel talks about the life in America during those times back in 1937 how many people struggled to live. Many people during those days lost their jobs. There was no welfare state or unemployment benefit. Disabled or old people had to depend on their families or charity and keep working for as long as they could. Everyone was so competitive in order to get a job. Men became ruthless while fighting for the limited jobs and resources. It talks about how a cruel world and work makes men cruel.
This novella talks for the American Dream. The American ideal during those days holds that anyone can be successful there if we work hard for it. This is challenge is caused due to the Great Depression and the stock market Crash of 1929. Although the book is dark and grim the characters are searching for an opportunity to fulfill their dream of their own ranch.
This book was written just after the World War 1 where everyone faced poverty and cruelty due to it. It is a parable about what it means to be a human. Of Mice and Men is one of the only published novels written from a point of view called the objective third-person.
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George and Lennie are the main characters in this story. They are two young friends who were left with nothing except some hopes and dreams. George and Lennie have dreamt of having and owning a small farm, but they were not able to fulfill their wishes because their lives were followed by heartbreaking failure. In the text, ‘Of Mice and Men’, friendship is portrayed in a very confusing way. It is dangerous so as to say. Every time any character in the story gets attached or close to one another, something bad happens between the relationship and goes wrong. George is a very practical man. He gets the relationship between him and Lennie in a very practical way rather than being emotional. He can even kill another person just for his
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