One of the symbols that represents the American Dream is the farm that George and Lennie often fantasized about. It’s symbolizes a paradise. Lennie constantly urged George to describe their future on their own ranch. It kept them motivated to work hard. 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.
The sheep represent how he is comfortable in his life and how he is questioning his frequent dream, to sacrifice his comfortable life to find this treasure or to continue without taking the risk. “Here I am between my flock and my treasure, the boy thought. He had to choose between something he had become accustomed to and something he wanted to have.” (30) Santiago must realize that it is he that is holding him back and to take the risk. Once Santiago found out about the term personal legend he will take the risk. “There was nothing to hold him back except himself.
Some people think that Brother is a loving brother because he took care of Doodle. Doodle was born physically disabled; Brother knew that his little brother wouldn’t want to be confined, so he carried him around a lot in a cart. One example of when Brother was caring was when he figured out that Doodle would be with him forever by saying “I dragged him across the burning cotton field to share with him the only beauty I knew, Old Woman Swamp” (Hurst 556). He showed Doodle his favorite spot enabling Doodle to experience more of life like sitting in the grass, and that way he wouldn’t have to be pulled around all day. When Doodle was five years old, Brother decided that he was going to teach his brother how to walk.
Steinbeck also uses motifs to show that the American Dream is within the book. The main motif if the story that takes place a lot is that “An’ live off the fatta the lan’” is what Lennie always says, the author puts this in a lot because it shows that the boys have the dream to live on a farm and that they would have a bunch of animals(Steinbeck 15). The quote describes the fact of the American Dream, two guys want
Similarly, Paul Laurence Dunbar’s poem, “Sympathy” depicts a speaker who longs for freedom and change. The characters in Of Mice and Men and the speaker in “Sympathy” both pursue dreams that give them hope for new beginnings, but also cause difficulty for them or the people around them. Dreams are able to influence people’s lives in a positive way in the sense that they offer a glimmer of hope. In the first chapter of John Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men, he makes it clear that George and Lennie have big dreams of owning their own farm writing, “‘ 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--” (14). Lennie interrupts, “‘An’ live off the fatta the
b) The impossibility of the American dream The majority of characters from Of Mice and Men at one point during the story, dreamt of a better life. For Crooks, it was in the barn when he imagined himself hoeing on George and Lennie's farm. For Curley’s wife, it was to become a hollywood movie star. George, Lennie and Candy all fantasized a farm. What makes these dreams American is that they wished for unconditional happiness and freedom.
Steinbeck shows this because he is showing the personalities of the characters through their dreams and aspirations. A second example would be when candy found a way to make money for the rabbits for the ranch. The text says that candy found a way to make enough money to buy and raise the rabbits for the dream ranch that was originally
In this chapter, the gloom is relieved by the hopeful planning of the three men — George, Lennie, and Candy — toward their dream. For the first time in his life, George believes the dream can come true with Candy's down payment. He knows of a farm they can buy, and the readers' hopes are lifted as well, as the men plan, in detail, how they will buy the ranch and what they will do once it is theirs. But while Steinbeck includes this story of hope, the preponderance of the chapter is dark. Both the shooting of Candy's dog and the smashing of Curley's hand foreshadow that the men will not be able to realize their
Pride can be a positive or negative element in someone's life. It can help them succeed in their efforts or cause them to become greedy and selfish. In the short story "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst, the main character Brother shows the theme of pride through his persistence and love for Doodle. Brother had pride in Doodle, considering his brother as "his"; he always persisted in working tirelessly with him on his successes. "Brother put lots of his time, effort, and care into Doodle even though "It's a miracle [he] didn't give up" (Hurst).
To be our brothers and sisters keeper means that we have to watch out for them and care about even if it 's not our favorite thing to do but we do it because we care about them.John Steinbeck wrote this book in 1937, The book is about two farmers who had dreams of having their own farms and one of the characters named george looks out for Lennie because he has a mental disability. He wrote the book to show that if you are your brothers keeper you will do what 's best for them. A brother 's keeper watch out for them, does what 's best for them, and it 's part of their responsibility because we care for them. First, A brother’s keeper is always watching out for them. For example “ With us it aint like.