The American Dream In John Steinbeck's Of Men And Men

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“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat determination and hard work.”-Colin Powell. Of Men and Men is about two migrant workers named George and Lennie who get a job at a ranch in order to achieve their American dream of owning their own land. At this ranch they meat many interesting people with different personalities and their own American Dream they wish to achieve. Along with many major conflict along the way. George is the main character of the book. George is described as a small man who can get angry fast but is very understanding of others. George and Lennie’s dream is to own a ranch and live off the fat of the land. However, this is merely a dream that is never comes true in the end due to the many conflicts that Lennie causes. One of the many conflicts Lennie causes that makes their dream slip further away is when he and George had to run out of weeds because of his mistake. George and Lennie were at a bar one night when Lennie saw this girl with a red dress. Everything he liked he would touch. “So he reaches out to feel this red dress an’ the girl lets out a squawk, and that gets Lennie all mixed up, and he holds on ’cause that’s the only thing he can think to do”(41). George hears all of this yelling and come running to Lennie and hit him with fence picket but since Lennie is so scared he keeps holding on with his strong hands. Because of this incident, the girl then tells the law that she was raped so George and Lennie have to run out of
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