Essay Of Mice And Men Dreams

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Each person has been taught to hope, to have a dream. I always shot for the stars; I wanted to be a princess, obviously that didn’t work out though. As every individual ages his or her aspirations become more realistic; I aspire to have a stable job and a loving family.
Having dreams is an important part of everyone’s lives. This concept is shown in multiple novels. Specifically In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men the men are united by their shared dreams of freedom, security, and of course to tend the rabbits. Being unified transforms into a theme in this story: everyone has dreams but dreams don’t always come true.
To George, his dream of having his own ranch means to him that he will have some sense freedom that he has lost out on while taking care of Lennie. While talking to Candy, George says “S 'pose they was a carnival or a circus come to town, or a ball game, or any damn thing.” Old Candy nodded in appreciation of the idea. “We 'd just go to her,” George said. “We wouldn 't ask nobody if we could. Jus ' say, 'We 'll go to her, ' an ' we would. Jus ' milk the cow and sling some grain to the chickens an ' go to her.” (60-61) This supports that George wants freedom and his dream would supply it. After George shoots Lennie either his dream drastically changed, or he gave it up all
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Curley’s wife had a dissimilar dream than the others, to be famous; however, this, just like the men 's dream, did not transpire. Curley’s wife talks to the men—Crooks, Lennie, and Candy — about her dreams of being famous " I tell ya I could of went with shows. Not jus ' one, neither. An ' a guy tol ' me he could put me in pitchers…" She was breathless with indignation. "—Sat 'iday night. Ever 'body out doin ' som 'pin '. Ever 'body! An ' what am I doin '? Standin ' here talkin ' to a bunch of bindle stiffs—a nigger an ' a dum-dum and a lousy ol ' sheep—an ' likin ' it because they ain 't nobody else." (88-89)This quote from Curley’s wife reveals; it also demonstrates
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