Of Mice And Men American Dream Quotes

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The American Dream The American dream is the desire of all most all the characters in the novella Of Mice and Men. This is shown in many ways in many kinds of dreams whether it be becoming Rich and famous or just having the means to survive on their own each character has their own American dream. The first example of the american dream would be George 's dream. George wanted nothing more than to own his own farm and survive off of the land with Lennie which is shown in this quote “we’ll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens. And when it rains in the winter, we’ll just say the hell with goin’ to work, and we’ll build up a fire in the stove and set around it an’ listen to the rain comin’ down on the roof ...” (Steinbeck 16 )Though this we…show more content…
In the text we can clearly tell that Curley has a major superiority complex which can be seen in two main points in the book. The first example is when Curley called Lennie out for not speaking at their first meeting which is seen in this quote. “Curley lashed his body around. “By Christ he’s gotta speak when he’s spoke to. What the hell are you getting’ into it for” (25). Curley is genuinely angry by the fact that he didn 't speak when spoken too. In Lennie 's case he was only targeted for his stature. We can also tell that Curley is incredibly self conscious about his height which we can see in this character description. The next major example of Curley 's dream of being important is shown when he fought Lennie. Curley did everything in his power to seem important but got knocked down several pegs when Lennie broke Curley 's hand with little to no effort Though all of these examples of text in the novella Of Mice and Men we can tell that Steinbeck was passionate about displaying the american dream in as many ways as possible. Whether it be a dream to have a happy life or just a dream to pet bunnies each dream was shown in their own
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