How Does The Novel Of Mice And Men Create Barriers To People's Dream

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Unforeseen circumstances can create barriers to people's dreams. In Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, several characters have dreams of being better than they currently are. Add a bit about the setting and about who George and Lennie are. George has a dream, where he will have a better life than he has now. Describe his life now, and also add what is going on in the story at this time. George says to Lennie, “O.K. Someday-we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs, and live off the fatta the lan” (14). George is confident in their future, and thinks that they will live an easier life than now. Curley’s wife sets herself up to a death trap, where she gets into a long conversation with Lennie, and Lennie ends up breaking her …show more content…

Lennie must die because he murdered Curley’s wife. George also knows that without Lennie, the original plan is put to ruin. George knew all along, that Lennie was going to ruin everything, and do something that will put an end to their dream. George said softly, “I think I knowed from the very first, I think I knowed we’d never do her” (94). Since Lennie has to die because of this, George’s dream is ruined, because Lennie has to die, and without Lennie, the dream of living a happier and better life, is put to shreds. Millions of people experience what George experiences. We cannot stop, or control unforeseen barriers, and we cannot predict when these will happen. Since Lennie killed Curley’s wife, George has no choice but to kill him to protect him from the raft of Curley, and for him not too feel any pain in the process.With the death of Lennie, George’s dream is torn to shreds, and the unforeseen circumstance prevented George’s dream from becoming a reality. Not only does George lose his best friend, but his dream is crushed, and George is now all

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