The Catch To Dreaming In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The Catch to Dreaming

Dreams are quiet and they can be elusive. Dreams do not attract nor demand a copious amount of attention, and they reside in the back of one 's mind. If the individual has not elected to share their dreams; it becomes a work of tired thoughts and ideas the individual misplaces or forgets. It is difficult to detect why dreams linger in one 's thoughts, while other dreams do not. Instead, the dreams don’t burn out, they just become louder. Supposing that a dream doesn’t stop, it can become callous and a challenge to ignore. Only on rare occasions do dreams loiter in one’s mind, but when this does occur, the owner prefers it to stay. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck George and Lennie inhibit optimism due to they are driven to either dream or
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George and Lennie share the same dream, but George is the author, a fact that haunts Lennie. Feelings of exclusions become prevalent in Lennie’s mind and he says “If you don’t want me I can go off in the hills an’ find a cave I can go away anytime,” (103). Essentially, Lennie realizes in order to take ownership of the dream he must acquire independence. Lennie tries to establish his own structured ideas, but he becomes distracted by the thought George will abandon him. He has been constantly interrupted by his fears, particularly when he attempts to write his own dreams. Furthermore his inability to understand how his actions are interpreted results into their dream being damaged, “Lennie excluded said, “George.” “Yeah?” “I done another bad thing.” “It don’t make no difference,” George said, and he fell silent again,” (34). Grief and disappointment settled into George’s dream, a habit Of Mice and Men and how it seems to build upon loneliness and defeat. Dreams sew together the misery and imagination Steinbeck designed, to convey his ideas about human nature and its tendency to dream. George knew his dream was only a dream, due to Lennie constantly finding trouble, but he continued to dream
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