How Does Steinbeck Use Dreams In Of Mice And Men

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Dreams are an essential of life, dreams give you hope for something you love to do. In Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck, dreams are used throughout the whole novel. It is shown how dreams keep friendships together and happy through life, like George and Lennie. Dreams give hope to the characters that try to get out of working. They push people to do what they love and to get out of the ranch. Dreams are used for many reasons, and many characters are affected with dreams. The dream that George and Lennie share throughout this novel shows how it keeps them happy in life. As said in the book “Tried and tried” said Lennie. “But it didn’t do no good. I remember about the rabbits George.” (pg. 4) George and Lennie share a dream of a better life, on a better ranch tending rabbits and many more animals. Lennie usually brings up the rabbits to ease the moment. It also makes them happy to think about their dream and how it’ll eventually make them happy. As shown even though the dreams keep them happy it takes them out of reality. In this book dreams are used to keep their thoughts and eyes off of reality and what’s really happening. There was many points through the book when…show more content…
Candy shows that he also has a dream to leave the ranch. “Candy said miserably. “You seen what they done to my dog tonight? They says he wasn’t good to himself nor nobody else… I wisht somebody’d shoot me. But they won’t do nothing like that. I won’t have no place to go, an’ I can’t get no more jobs.” (pg 47) George and Lennie give Candy hope to put his money to the side and hopefully make it out of the ranch. By seeing what he said in the book you can tell that he is miserable and especially without his dog. George and Lennie don’t just influence Candy, they influence many other characters too. From Lennie and George’s dream, it is shown how their dream helps influence
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