Of Mice and Men captures all of the aspects of the time period that affect the dreams of the characters. Whether it be race, gender, or disability no character lets their dream be out of reach. The characters’ loneliness is also diminished because they form friendships and come together to form a dream that includes them all. Lennie can never reach his dream because of his cruel fate, Curley’s Wife never reaches hers, and the other men fall short in achieving their dream, as well. The Great Depression was a time in which it was hard to pursue a dream and even harder to achieve it.
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.
While waiting for his American Dream to become a reality, he was working on a farm for Curley and his wife. Curley’s wife’s dream was to be in all the movies and to be rich. Crooks, the only black man working on the farm, had a very simple dream; he did not want to be excluded because of his race, he wanted to be equal to others. However, if the woman nor the black could not receive their dream, what gives Lennie the thought that he could. Steinbeck crafts Lennie’s character, a mentally handicapped man, as an archetype that represents all handicapped and shows how they are excluded from achieving the American Dream.
Dejection is the sentiment segregation and no expectation or dreams throughout your life-which is the thing that Steinbeck accomplishes by depicting this topic viably through key anecdotal characters in Of Mice and Men. By living in the town of 'Soledad ' (Spanish for forlornness), the gathering of people gets a staggering feeling of the discouraging condition that the vagrant agriculturists are surviving by their redundant way of life and the outcomes they look through the Incomparable Despondency and the Dustbowl. However another part of forlornness which is uncovered defenselessly through a few characters is the possibility of the American Dream, for Steinbeck shows us that even through diligent work and thriving, it is unattainable
Steinbeck utilizes symbols such as Crooks and Curley’s Wife, the ranch and rabbits to portray the American Dream as impossible to catch. While the Great Depression lasted, there was a great deal of segregation of color and gender that endured with it too. In Of Mice and Men, Crooks and Curley’s wife are affected by this subject. Crooks being the only black guy and Curley’s wife being the only woman on the ranch face many restrictions. Crooks lives in the barn and his job is to take care of the horses and to clean the barn.
It says that when it came to his things everything that could go wrong did. He even began to lose acres of land until he had a little patch but even then, it was the worst farm in the town. Rip would lose acres of land but he still lived comfortably because he would have “whistled life away, in perfect contentment” (473). This proves my point that Rip Van Winkle lives comfortably and doesn’t stress too much even though others would think otherwise. Rips’ wife was “continually dinning in his ears about his idleness, his carelessness, and the ruin he was bringing on his family” (473).
Lennie asks George about the dream as motivation so that he can gain comfort when he feels uneasy. At the start of the book, Lennie found a dead mouse on the ground and George finds out about it. George starts to get annoyed with Lennie because George thinks that he killed the mouse by squishing it. Lennie thinks that George doesn’t want to stay with him anymore and tells George that he could always leave and live by himself but “George said, ‘I want you to stay with me, Lennie. …’ Lennie spoke craftily, ‘tell me – like you done before.’ ‘Tell you what?’ ‘About the rabbits.’ … ‘You get a kick outta that don’t you?
Gregor hates his life and as a result he is put into a life of isolation. He puts out negative karma into the world and calls his job a “plague” ( 77 Kafka), and in return his turned into a “dung beetle” that can not do anything around the house anymore. However, hope is not lost of Gregor. The only way to reverse the karma is to send out positive karma and positivity will come to you. He can not change who he has become, but he can change what he does with what he has become.
It begins with two men named George and Lennie who have moved to work on a new ranch. Unfortunately for them, Lennie has a mental disability which causes his brain to function as a child’s brain, this disability creates many conflicts throughout the novella. They met many characters that were divergent from the rest of the workers, such as Crooks, Curley’s wife, and Candy. Steinbeck used dialogue between characters to present his belief that loneliness and isolation are caused by both social barriers and personal choice. Candy is set apart from the rest of the workers due to his old age and his strong bond with his dog who eventually was killed.
John Steinbeck wrote a novel called of Mice and Men 3 characters (George, Curleys wife and Crooks)are involved to prove The theme of failure of the american dream.They all have something they want to achieve by either escaping from something or doing something but they all fail to do so. First John Steinbeck uses George, George came from a small town called Weed with his mentally impaired friend Lennie who is large and massive and looks like a normal person but has the mind of a child,so George looks out for Lennie since he can 't do it on his own. They ran away from Weed to get away from the trouble that was caused by Lennie when he “accidentally” scared a woman by grabbing and feeling on her soft red dress. Lennie has an obsession with soft things.George is tiny compared to Lennie but is really smart he has a dream that their gonna own their own ranch and live happily ever after and have some cows, chickens, and rabbits to tend Lennie is very excited about the rabbits .”we 're gonna have a little place( John Steinbeck 105) George promises Lennie. Sadly that doesn 't happen because Lennie got into some more trouble by killing the bosses sons wife just by not understanding his strength, when the workers find her body lying in the hay inside of the barn they were petrified and her husband curley was angry and ready to kill “ im gonna shoot the guts outta that bastard myself even if i only got one hand”(John Steinbeck