Dreams In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Surprisingly enough dreams show a lot more about you and your personality than you think. The novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a book about two men named George and Lennie trying to achieve their dream of owning a ranch and making a life of their own. They spend the entire book trying to chase their dream and happiness. Steinbeck uses dreams to show the personalities and characteristics of the characters. First dreams show how committed you are as a person. In the first chapter of the book, our main characters George and Lennie talk about their dream of having a ranch to live on it one day. The text says, “... we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs --- An’ live off the fatta the lan’” (Steinbeck 14). This excerpt from the text shows that George and Lennie are dedicated and not afraid to work to achieve their dreams to make a life of their own. Steinbeck shows this because he is showing the personalities of the characters through their dreams and aspirations. A second example would be when candy found a way to make money for the rabbits for the ranch. The text says that candy found a way to make enough money to buy and raise the rabbits for the dream ranch that was originally…show more content…
In chapter four we meet Crooks. A black man that has been outcasted just because of the color of his skin. He has spent his entire life being discriminated against. He just wants to be an equal. The text says “‘Why ain’t you wanted?’ Lennie asked. ‘Cause I’m black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black. They say I stink. Well, I tell you, you all of you stink to me.’” (Steinbeck 68). The author indirectly shows that Crooks is hurt, and has had a rough childhood and has been through a lot. A person’s dreams and aspirations can tell a lot about a person in general. Steinbeck shows this side of Crooks to add depth and feeling to the
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