Importance Of Decisions In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The novella, Of Mice and Men, was written by John Steinbeck. The novella focuses on two migrant workers, Lennie and George, working to fulfill the american dream to purchase land of their own. Of Mice and Men is set in Soledad, California during the Great Depression. George and Lennie take jobs at a ranch to earn money for their dream. During this time at the ranch they meet Candy, the ranch’s swamper, who shows them their bunks. Later on George meets Curly’s wife who is very flirtatious and has power over them being married to the boss's son. John Steinbeck's characters characters George, Candy, and Curley's wife have dreams which makes them choose paths and make decisions which alter the novella.
George’s dream of owning land influences his decisions in the novella. While George is in the bunkhouse with Lennie, George discusses with Lennie the perks with owning their own land, after Lennie asks
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During a horseshoe tournament Candy’s wife approaches Lennie in the barn. They begin a conversation, which she wanted, and she tries to socialize with Lennie. Lennie keeps trying to avoid her which leads her angrily yelling at Lennie. “Ain’t I got a right to talk to nobody?”(Steinbeck 87) This quote shows Curley’s wife’s dream of socialization when she tries to talk to Lennie. By showing anger she shows how tired and desperate she is to get attention and to communicate with others. This also influences her decisions in order to gain socialization. In the barn, during the horseshoe tournament, Curley’s wife tries to get Lennie to talk with her. She then learns Lennie likes soft things and offers to let him touch her hair,knowing he will not refuse. “Mine is soft and fine… Here-feel right here.”(steinbeck 90) This shows Curley’s wife’s decision to let Lennie touch her hair so that she can socialize with him. This is how Curley’s wife’s dream of socialization affects her decisions in the
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