Of Mice And Men Friendship Essay

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One of the major themes of John Steinbeck’s novel Of Mice and Men, published in 1937, is that having a dream breeds hope and friendship. First and foremost, candy’s solitary life prompts him to be friends with George and Lennie after his dog gets killed. Then George and Lennie’s dream of owning land leads them with hope.

Due to the unproductivity of the dog, Carlson kills candy’s dog. Candy was prompted by George and Lennie’s conversation of possessing a land. His solitary life persuaded him to be part of George and Lennie’s dream. His emptiness begins to fill when he asks George that, “S’pose I went in with you guys. Tha’s three hundred an’ fifty buck I’d put in.”(59). Candy asks George and Lennie if he could contribute in the ambition of owning land. They both allow candy to join in their dream of owning land, which fills candy with optimism. Their yearning of owning a piece of land makes them ambitious that aspires them to make every possible effort to achieve their target in life. Candy’s bond of friendship deepens with George and Lennie as he discusses his
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George strives to own a land. They want to live on “ [the] fatta of the land.”(14). It makes them ambitious to achieve their goals. Their dream is not even close to become a reality until candy offers them to contribute some money. This leads them to fulfill their dream. Suddenly, their dream of owning a land becomes intensify, when they start to put efforts in it. Candy asks them to contribute whatever they have “ you guys got any money?” then George says, “We got ten bucks between us.”(59). This reveals that they are putting effort in their dream, so they can get the land as soon as possible. By discussing about the dream, it makes them hopeful to achieve the goal of owning a land. They develop a very close relationship with each other, which gives them hope to own the
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