While waiting for his American Dream to become a reality, he was working on a farm for Curley and his wife. Curley’s wife’s dream was to be in all the movies and to be rich. Crooks, the only black man working on the farm, had a very simple dream; he did not want to be excluded because of his race, he wanted to be equal to others. However, if the woman nor the black could not receive their dream, what gives Lennie the thought that he could. Steinbeck crafts Lennie’s character, a mentally handicapped man, as an archetype that represents all handicapped and shows how they are excluded from achieving the American Dream.
They depending on each other, otherwise they wouldn't obtain any job. George and Lennie would sometimes talk about their hopes for opening a farm. And once when they talked to Candy about their dreams of owning a farm, George told him details like how much money they still need. Candy answered to George “ ‘Tha’s three hundred, and I got fifty more comin’ the end of the month.’ ” With the place they want for 600 dollars, George knew their dream didn’t seem as hopeless now. As days went by the death of Lennie arrived, crushing the dream.
The two men are migrant workers finding work on a ranch. George and Lennie are two men trying to find work. Lennie is a big man and good at work but he has a disabled. George is Lennie's caretaker after his aunt dies. They travel around together and do everything together, george tells Lennie a story after the depression is other and they have anof money to buy land and live off of the crops and animals they raise.
The book illustrates the day to day life of George and Lennie, ranch workers who are living in the time of the great depression, who have a dream of owning their own ranch one day. Lennie is different than the other men because of his mental disability that doesn’t allow Lennie to understand what others do and say. George, his friend, took the responsibility of taking care of him. Because of his disability, Lennie has accidentally taken the life of Curley’s wife which then leads to the death of Lennie himself, also George and Lennie can’t accomplish their goal of owning a ranch. Steinbeck utilizes symbols such as Crooks and Curley’s Wife, the ranch and rabbits to portray the American Dream as impossible to catch.
Power can determine your “place” in life and those with more take dominion over those with little. That can change when the opportunity presents itself. In the realistic fiction novella, Of Mice and Men, by author John Steinbeck the main characters ,George and Lennie, head to a ranch where they can work and eventually achieve their dream of owning a little farm they can call their own. One important theme in the book is power that is portrayed through powerful people, powerless people, and shifting power. The story focuses on George and Lennie and their struggle against society to try to get a new start.
Living on the Fat of the Land Two men aspired to live the American dream. They dreamed of living on the fatta the land with livestock and other animals. There would be a few acres of farmland with a little shack, crisp air and green fields. In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses animals to symbolize both success, and trouble. For instance, animals brought peace to Lennie until the death of his pup devastated his chances of following his dream; tending rabbits in his future.
George and Lennie just started working at the ranch, so they get a warning. “ Guys like us that work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world”(13). Why would being lonely ever be something you would want? George and Lennie had a plan to live together. Once again Lennie is getting picked on by Curly.
Throughout the novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the theme of the unrealized dream is displayed through characters such as Lennie, George, Candy, and Curley’s wife. The unrealized dream, also known as the American Dream, is portrayed differently for a few different characters in the book. Best friends George and Lennie have a shared dream which is to have a serene farm ranch, even if it is small, with a mediocre house, a rabbit pen, and a garden where they can grow their own vegetables and herbs. They long to live independently away from rude bosses and harsh ranches. This is seen differently for a character such as Candy who only wants to keep his job even though he is disabled.
Of Mice and Men, written by award-winning author John Steinbeck, narrates the story of two displaced migrant ranch workers, George Milton and Lennie Small, who travel together from place to place in search of new job opportunities and a chance to achieve their shared dream of settling down on their own piece of land, where they can finally work for themselves. To fulfil their dream, they are given an opportunity to make some well-deserved money by working on a ranch in Soledad, California along with the other ranch hands, who are all trying to make a living for themselves. Life is especially hard for them because the plot takes place during America 's Great Depression, which lasted from the Stock Market Crash of October 1929 until 12 years later when World War II began. But even in America, the land of the free, the land of freedom, the land of opportunity, George and Lennie’s struggle for their little piece of the American dream is frequently emphasised as impossible and unrealistic. Their chances of achieving the dream is lowered dramatically by the problems they run into in Weed.
The characters in Steinbeck 's novel, Of Mice and Men, portray varying degrees of companionship. George and Lennie have a unique and powerful friendship. They travel together, moving from ranch to ranch looking for work. Times are tough for everyone. George gives the readers a glimpse of the rough ranch-hand life when he says, “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the
They are going to work at a ranch to earn money to buy the little ranch they want. They meet many people, some nice and some mean. One of the first characters they meet is candy. A very nice older man and his old dog. Candy’s dog is very old and suffering, in this book they made a decision to put him down.
Although George can be seen as caring to others he may be seen as controlling over what Lennie says and does. In chapter four, George goes off with the other farmhands to have fun and relax while he leaves Lennie alone back at the ranch. When Lennie goes off to pet his pup that Slim, one of the other farmhands, gave him, he sees someone else in the barn so he goes over and starts to talk with the stable buck, Candy.. When George found out what Lennie was talking about with a black guy, he scowled at Lennie and scolded him. "George scowled.