The Central Theme And Motifs In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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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. Throughout the story, the characters realized the impossibility of their dreams.

Companionship is a central theme and motif from Of Mice and Men. Lennie and George often express that they take care and look after each other. Many characters from the story including Crooks, Candy and Curley’s

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