The American Dream The American dream is the desire of all most all the characters in the novella Of Mice and Men. This is shown in many ways in many kinds of dreams whether it be becoming Rich and famous or just having the means to survive on their own each character has their own American dream. The first example of the american dream would be George 's dream. George wanted nothing more than to own his own farm and survive off of the land with Lennie which is shown in this quote “we’ll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens. And when it rains in the winter, we’ll just say the hell with goin’ to work, and we’ll build up a fire in the stove and set around it an’ listen to the rain comin’ down on the roof ...” (Steinbeck 16 )Though this we
This passage is in chapter one when George and Lennie first talk about their dreams. Their dream is they will have their own house and raise different farm animals. They will have a vegetable patch and nice food to eat. Most importantly, in this dream Lennie gets to tend all the rabbits. Nothing else would ever make Lennie happier than him being able to tend the rabbits.
It is a dream of working for themselves, of being independent, and it is a dream sufficiently powerful to draw in Candy and, temporarily, even the cynical Crooks. We also know that it is a dream shared by many thousands of itinerant ranch hands. This quote illustrates that George and Lennie are different and that they don’t want to work on ranches everyday till they die, they have ambitions is life. This dream of having their own farm keeps them going through tough times,
One final example of broken dreams in the book, Of Mice and Men, is Candys dream of belonging to a community that cared for him. As one reads this book, he/she will start to realize that Candy longs for a home, one with people who not only respect him, but care for him as well. And when he hears about George and Lennie’s farm idea, he thinks he’s finally found what he’s always wanted. But when Goerge Takes that fateful shot on Lennies skull, it ruins Candy’s dreams too. He comes to the realization that his dreams will never come true after this major
Lennie and George also share a dream of sharing a farm. Lennie always remembers this dream that they share because he will have different types of rabbits on the farm. Lennie thinks about this often because he likes rabbits and soft things, and he can pet the rabbits. This ambition they have gives Lennie motivation, because George said if he gets in any more trouble he can’t take care of the rabbits that will be on their farm. Chapter Two 23.
Dreaming Through the Hardships During the hard times of the Great Depression, many people were out of work or losing their jobs. Many worked as farm hands on ranches for some extra cash and usually a few free meals. In John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, there are a few men working on a farm in Soledad, California doing just this. For three of these men, all they want is to have their own ranch to live off of and work to fulfill their own needs. For Candy, George, and Lennie, this is their all time goal-what they’ve been dreaming about forever-and they intend to soon fulfill this.
In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, he writes about how two migrant ranch partners, George and Lennie, endure many challenges by describing how they work together to fulfill a planned dream. The dream gets cut short through a tragic event that leaves everyone asking why. Steinbeck wants his readers to understand the challenges George faced taking care of Lennie after his Aunt Clara dies. Good friends watch out for others, but great friends stick up for others. George and Lennie faced fear, found safety in each other, had a great friendship, and faced reality together throughout Steinbeck’s novella.
In the book, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, one possible theme is “It’s important to live in the present but also dream about the future.” I have pulled five quotes that portray this theme. They all explain how both Lennie and George dream, but that Lennie is the big day dreamer. They both want to work towards living and owning their own ranches with a lot of rabbits. My first quote focuses on how George is always helping Lennie and giving him advice. He also encourages him to work for something big in the future.
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.
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.