Dreams And Dreams In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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In the 1900’s, many people were in poverty and losing their jobs. They were running out of money and didn’t have places to go. People had endless hopes and dreams that they wanted to accomplish, but at the time with certain circumstances, it was difficult for certain dreams to come true. In the book written by John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men, there are multiple characters that all have fulfillments they want to accomplish in their life,but unfortunately they weren’t able to complete the goals they had set up. Often times people always have hopes, dreams or something/someone that is special to them but at times when problems arise with these certain things, they tend to let go of them. The first instance in Of Mice of Men that shows the theme of letting go is when Candy had to let go of his dog because it was getting old. Candy’s dog had no use anymore and was starting to smell. Carlson kept say that the dog needed to be shot but Candy didn’t say yes until Slim agreed too. Candy ended up letting them shoot his dog, “he led the dog out into the darkness...a shot sounded in the distance...”(Steinbeck 48-49). Although he was upset he was not the one who did it, he understood it was important to move past the loss of his dog.It was time for his dog to pass away already and he had to put his emotions aside and let them end his misery. Another example of the characters having to get through the loss of a pet is when Slim had to kill off some of his dogs because he didn’t have
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