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. Steinbeck makes it almost virtually impossible for anyone except a perfect white man to achieve the American Dream in the novella.
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. In absence of Lennie, George couldn’t continue to keep his
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.
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.
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.
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. "I though I tol ' you not to tell nobody about that."
Radio host Bernard Meltzer once said, “A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.” In other words, in a true friendship flaws don’t matter. In his novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck tells the story of Lennie and George, two characters who remain friends regardless of any trouble or flaws. Lennie acts as a child and he doesn’t remember what George tells him. He has a mental problem and he’s dumb.
When comparing Romeo and Juliet to George and Lennie, many people believe that Romeo and Juliet have a much stronger relationship, regardless of the many great qualities that George and Lennie possess. Proponents of that idea believe it because George kills Lennie in the end of the novel, Of Mice and Men. Sure, it makes sense to think that way initially, but when one understands the reasoning why George did so, it actually shows just one more reason why their relationship is so strong. First of all, George killed Lennie because he did not want to see him suffer a painful death. George and Candy found out that Lennie had killed Curley’s wife before Curley found out.
Surly is defined as being “bad-tempered and unfriendly” (Google definition). This is the perfect definition for the curly-haired antagonist of Of Mice and Men. Most will say there is no justification behind Curley's hostility. He is rude to Lennie upon meeting him, is controlling over his wife, he attacks Lennie, does not mourn his wife's death, and arranges for Lennie's murder. There is speculation that Curley is an ill tempered guy and deserves punishment, yet upon further analysis there is some humanity or reasoning behind Curley's actions.