Of Mice And Men: An Analysis

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“People are so busy dreaming the American Dream, fantasizing about what they could be or have a right to be, that they 're all asleep at the switch” (King). In the 1930’s America was at war with a depression, one stock market crash and suddenly the whole country was no longer looking forward. During this time period, many Americans found themselves discontent with the lives they were living. As a defense mechanism, people developed dreams of white picket fences, and the perfect family. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck tells the story of George Milton and Lennie Small, two migrant workers, who find themselves distracted by dreams of better days. Throughout the story, Steinbeck suggests that the American dream can be detrimental to ones psyche,
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