Examples Of The American Dream In Of Mice And Men

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The initial paragraphs of John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men introduces Lennie and George, two men living on the road, in search of a job. Both men have dreams of their own and depend on each other in order to achieve them. George takes care of Lennie, who is mentally incapable, while Lennie provides company to George. These men wander around hoping to achieve the American Dream. They continue to go after it, without realizing that they will never be able to obtain it. Motifs such as lightness and darkness, light representing hopes and dreams while darkness representing reality continue to reinforce the theme of this novella: The American Dream is unachievable to people who are discriminated because of racism, sexism and ableism. The American Dream is unachievable to people who are discriminated because of racism, sexism and ableism.Steinbeck portrays this through lightness and darkness, light representing hopes and dreams and darkness representing the reality. Steinbeck suggest that the American dream is unachievable to people who are discriminated because of their skin color through racism. Steinbeck portrays this through Crooks, a…show more content…
The American Dream is only attainable to those who are privileged and considered truly American. Though many immigrants believe that they can grasp the American Dream, it is always out of reach and can never be achieved. The American Dream can never be accomplished through working hard and determination. Often, people chase the American Dream with high expectations for a new life, and they are often disappointed when failure strikes. Because of this, many of the characters in Of Mice and Men struggle to achieve the dreams they’ve been longing for. The American Constitution display’s unwritten consequences, such as racial discrimination, sexism and ableism that become the price of chasing the American
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