How Does Steinbeck Present Crooks Dream In Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men Dreams According to C.S. Lewis, dreams are meant to try and accomplish, rather than doing nothing. When experiencing the moment of a dream, it just proves to the world that anyone can accomplish anything anything. The novel Of Mice and Men depicts several characters and their dreams throughout life. Steinbeck shows the significance of a dream through Curley’s wife, Lennie, and Crooks. Initially, Steinbeck demonstrates the significance of a dream through Lennie. In the novel, the small-minded character that is Lennie dreams of owning his own land with his friend George as he tends the rabbits. According to chapter one, Lennie is wanting George to retell the tale of the two of them having their own property (Steinbeck). This …show more content…

The character of Crooks is a black man who was discharged from the rest of the ranch. He’s upset that he is not equal to the rest of the people on the ranch just because he’s black and they’re white. The text says, “‘S’pose you didn’t have nobody. S’pose you couldn’t go into the bunkhouse and play rummy ‘cause you was black. They play cards in there, but I can’t play because I’m black’” (68,72). All crooks wants is to treated like everybody else. He wants to be treated fairly and justly. The opportunity to hang and play cards with others is all he ever wanted since coming onto the ranch. When Lennie explains to Crooks about him, George, and Candy getting land, crops, and animals, Crooks couldn’t believe it, until Candy comes by saying how close they are with the money and how it’s all being saved in the bank in town. Crooks wants in on this to get the opportunity to hang with whites, be treated fairly, and get off the ranch. Steinbeck quotes, “‘...If you...guys would want a hand to work for nothing just his keep, why I’d come and lend a hand. I ain’t so crippled…’” (76). Even though Crooks has treated brutally on the ranch, he is willing to be the help of the land Lennie, George, and Candy are purchasing, just as long as he gets the opportunity to pursue his dream, hanging with white people and having fun playing games with them. Crooks has known Candy for a while, and now a little about Lennie, so Crooks trusts that the neither of them will turn him down and kick him out. Crooks’ confidence in his dream being pursued is now at a higher substantial thanks to trust of new

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