Characterization, And Imagery In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world (Harriet Tubman). Throughout the novella, Of Mice and Men, the author John Steinbeck displays that having a dream may impact one to make better choices. Steinbeck shows this through the motif of dreams, characterization, and imagery. In the novella, the characters George and Lennie have a dream. In this scene, George is explaining to Lennie what that dream is. “O.K. Someday… we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs and…” (14). This would be an example of a motif of dreams because this element is mentioned continuously the novella. It makes Candy and Crooks realize later on that they want to join in because it mentioned in front of them multiple times. .It's also important because George and Lennie are really close to each other and do everything together. They can’t imagine doing anything without the each other. When George says that they will get the jack together, he means that they will get their life together, finally be respected and have a good life. George and Lennie want to finally have a good time by making this motif a reality. Steinbeck shows that Lennie is facing his own problems through imagery. He makes efforts to correct his behavior because of his shared dream with George. He continues with killing small animals every time he pets them because of his size. Now he has killed a puppy and worried about what George will do. He doesn’t want …show more content…

Their dream caused Candy and Crooks to have a dream as well. It also made Lennie realize that what he is doing is wrong and that it has consequences. Steinbeck illustrates this by using characterization, the motif of dreams, and

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