Of Mice And Men Dream Essay

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An Elusive Dream The novel, Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, shows two very good friends, George and Lennie, out on the run to find their American dream. They have a dream of getting their own farm house one day. However, it seems impossible when the two friends meet Curley's wife, whom everyone assumes is a tart. Not knowing his strength, Lennie accidentally kills Curley's wife. After this incident, their dream is never achieved. Curley's wife is not the most important character in this novel, but her interactions with Lennie affects the climax and resolution of the story. Curley’s wife’s death is the apex of the novel. For example, Curley’s wife keeps trying to talk to Lennie, even though he tells her ¨George says I ain’t to …show more content…

For instance, Curley goes out to “...shoot the guts outa that big bastard…” and kill Lennie not only for killing his wife, but also crushing his hand. This demonstrates that Lennie is in massive trouble; foreshadowing something horrible is going to happen to Lennie. In addition, Curley’s rage also informs us that it was going to be Lennie’s last time of causing problems for killing someone or something again. Furthermore, Curley's wife’s death leads to no dream farm, leaving George with “...nobody in the worl’ that gives a hoot in hell about [George] ‘em...”. She is the reason for Lennie’s death, and without Lennie, George doesn’t want a dream farm. It seems like the dream farm only existed with Lennie because he was the only one who truly believed in it. Additionally, George shoots Lennie himself when he ¨raised the gun...close to the back of Lennie’s head…”. This shows the reader that George truly cares for Lennie since he saves him from the torture Curley wants to give Lennie. This resolved the story because now we know Lennie won’t have to bear the misunderstandings of the world he doesn't belong in. The conclusion of the story is that Lennie’s demise occurs because of the death of Curley’s

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