The American Dream was a key motivator for men and women during the Great Depression. John Steinbeck portrays this through all of his characters in Of Mice and Men. The theme of dreams is carried throughout the book in many different ways. For example, Bo Grimes states, “He portrays it by letting the dream come within the men’s grasp and then it gets destroyed” (3). John Steinbeck has a specific type of character he depicts in his writing.
The American Dream is only attainable to those who are privileged and considered truly American. Though many immigrants believe that they can grasp the American Dream, it is always out of reach and can never be achieved. The American Dream can never be accomplished through working hard and determination. Often, people chase the American Dream with high expectations for a new life, and they are often disappointed when failure strikes. Because of this, many of the characters in Of Mice and Men struggle to achieve the dreams they’ve been longing for.
Throughout this show the viewers see Dexter grow, specifically they see the different themes of some of the seasons. All of which comment on the natural human condition, from selfish individualism, to relationship building trust, onto personal responsibilities than transition to the inevitable sense of love which shows a point that all humans connect on some things, even the darkest most separate corners of the population. In season one Dexter lacked individuality. He was stuck in following his father’s code to the point that he was not growing. Not that it was a failed process, as it is the key factor reassuring how he has not been caught and keeps some kind of conscience.
As a result, the majority of the characters in Of Mice and Men were lonely. ‘The American Dream’ was a source of hope for all of the characters in the novel. The possibility of achieving their dream gave the characters a reason for continuing on with their lives. However, Steinbeck showed how difficult it was to actually achieve that dream. Considering how difficult it was for George and Lennie, two white males to achieve their ‘American Dream’, for the elderly, people with disabilities, and women, it was much harder due to social discrimination.
Everyone aspires to achieve the American Dream: an opportunity to be successful by working hard. Throughout the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the American Dream brings hope for a better life to those who hold on to it. George Milton and Lennie Smalls, traveling ranch workers called bindle stiffs, dream of owning their own piece of land where they can create the rules. However, they are not the only characters with hopes and dreams. Steinbeck shows the American Dream is, in fact, sometimes only a dream through the hopes and actions of Lennie, Candy, and Curley’s wife.
Of mice and men (final) Johns Steinbeck’s 1937 masterpiece “of mice and men” gives insight to the lives of ordinary people affected by the great depression in America, during the 1930s. In the novella the themes of loyalty and disloyalty are a key part of the plot. Steinbeck explores the seminal themes of loyalty and disloyalty by careful use of setting, structure and development of complex character constructs. Also the use of language and imagery in the novella depict the reality of the great depression for many people and the challenges they faced everyday. At the beginning of the novella author John Steinbeck opens with a description of the idyllic natural setting, where “the Salinas River drops in close to the hillside bank and runs deep and green.
“An air of [his] dream clings to the place a dream rising out of reality.” This quote from the very first stage directions shows how he refuses to let go of this dream despite the contradictions. The writer also gives it a sense of importance by personifying it and bringing the dream itself to life to show how it has taken over Willy’s life. For Willy the America Dream is popularity. He lived his whole life believing that he will rise to the top, in business and in life, only by being likeable. Willy’s idea of the American Dream was influenced mainly through the life of a man named Dave Singleman.
Dreams are goals that keep man motivated to improve, evolve, and chase for the better things in life. But unfortunately, not all dreams come true. The American Dream is also a goal to achieve success through hard-work and dedication; The American Dream is a goal that is often fantasized by two men, George and Lennie. In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, George, the smaller man, leads the way and makes the decisions for Lennie, a mentally challenged fellow. They both travel and work together.
John Steinbeck is a famous American author. He wrote many books that take place in the Salinas River Valley during the Great Depression. His most famous book, Of Mice and Men, talks about the failure of the American Dream. John Steinbeck uses Lennie, Crooks, and Curley's wife to show the failure of the American Dream. To begin, John Steinbeck uses Lennie to show the failure of the American Dream.
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