Specifically, it’s evident in the beginning of the novella, “‘Well,’ said George, ‘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
George and Lennie are the main characters in this story. They are two young friends who were left with nothing except some hopes and dreams. George and Lennie have dreamt of having and owning a small farm, but they were not able to fulfill their wishes because their lives were followed by heartbreaking failure. In the text, ‘Of Mice and Men’, friendship is portrayed in a very confusing way. It is dangerous so as to say.
John Steinbeck has a specific type of character he depicts in his writing. George and Lennie in Of Mice and Men are a perfect example of this type of character. They are outcasts and do not live in high society which affects their ability to reach their dream. The American dream plays a key role for all the characters in Of Mice and Men; each of the characters has a specific dream; however, this causes some of them to be brought together and others torn apart. George has the biggest dream of all the characters in the book, and even though he is stuck with Lennie, he does not doubt that one day he will reach his dream.He is skeptical of the world.
Hopeless or Hopelessness? Hopelessness and futility can lead a life into nowhere, because without hope you won 't have a dream or a goal to accomplish. Hopelessness is often shown in places where people have no hope to continue life or anything. In John Steinbeck 's novel, Of Mice and Men, it shows hopelessness in character 's dialogue, and character’s actions. In Of Mice and Men, George is one of the characters who lost hope to his friend Lennie, through the actions/troubles Lennie had made.
Although Lennie dies before they achieve the American Dream in real life, in his mind he has accomplished it. The American Dream can be achieved many different ways and interpreted differently. For Lennie personally, he achieved his American Dream because his last thoughts were about the farm and the rabbits he was going to end up having in the very near future. As for George and Candy they ended the book still working for their American Dream, but things were looking up for them and the
“The negative side of the American Dream comes when people pursue success at any cost, which in turn destroys the vision and the dream.” ㅡ Azar Nafisi. Many Americans have tried to pursue their dream but have failed in doing so. Of Mice and Men is a book about two people, George and Lennie, trying to pursue their dream in Salinas, California. In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the death of the American Dream is exemplified through George and Lennie’s obliviousness. George and Lennie have complete faith and hope in their American Dream coming true.
This perpetuates the voyage by too much time, and no one benefits from it in any way. In fact, it hurts people like Penelope due to her being separated from Odysseus for an even longer period of time. The evidence clearly shows that Odysseus purposely delayed the return to Ithaka and in the process has killed all of his men and barely came out
The dream is meant to be seen as unrealistic approach to future goals. Lennie and George’s dream has always been to own their own farm and be their own bosses. They have a detailed depiction of their hopes and dream, “O.K 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 and - ’ ‘An’ live off the fatta the lan’… An’ have rabbits… we’re gonna have in the garden and about the rabbits in the cages and about the rain in the winter and the stove, and how thick the cream is on the milk like you can hardly cut it.’ (Steinbeck 57).” This situation shows that the “American Dream” is essentially impossible to reach. A Dream Deferred was a poem written by Langston Hughes. Hughes perfectly demonstrates this ideology through his poem and there is a sense of truth to all of this.
Lennie had the dream of tending to the rabbits on the farm that he and George dreamt of. Throughout the novel, Lennie kills a lot of things. Lennie doesn’t know his own strength and tending to the rabbits would not be the smartest decision. He kills Curley’s wife while trying to calm her down after touching her dress. “Don’t go yelling.
Most people in this era were focused on working their way to achieving “life, liberty, and freedom.”This is seen with George and Lennie’s dream in the novella. Their idea of working their way to obtain and maintain their own farm was the epitome of the American dream throughout this time. However, this was not the case for them, nor was it the case for other people with the same dreams. The preconceived notion of the American dream is indeed unattainable is a major theme seen in Of Mice and Men, with the far-fetched shared dream of George and Lennie, regretted decisions from multiple characters, and the way characters Candy and Crooks latched themselves onto George and Lennie’s own