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

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In John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck displays the importance of hope throughout the story, and how hope makes life worth living. In of Mice and Men, George tells Lennie his story about how “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” (Steinbeck 14). This story seems to comfort Lennie whenever he is stressed or worried. Lennie's knows this story by heart, but he always has George tell it because “it ain’t the same if [Lennie] tells it” (Steinbeck 14). George and Lennie’s dream, in their mind, isn’t coming anytime soon, until Candy overhears them talking about it. Candy tells them about how he’s been saving money for a long time, and how he has about

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