Dreams are an essential of life, dreams give you hope for something you love to do. In Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck, dreams are used throughout the whole novel. It is shown how dreams keep friendships together and happy through life, like George and Lennie. Dreams give hope to the characters that try to get out of working. They push people to do what they love and to get out of the ranch.
“An’ we’ll have maybe a pig an’ chickens… and down the flat we’ll have a… little piece of alfalfa--”.’ (pg. #). George is giving Lennie one last chance of hope for the ranch and for his rabbits. George has to later shoot Lennie and that is when it really hits him that their aspirations will never become a reality. George will always be working for someone else, on their land, under their rules.
(Steinbeck 102) Since this rabbit is part of Lennie’s imagination, the rabbit represents his subconscious thought, showing that he had dwelled upon the idea of George leaving him quite a bit. He always said he could run away and not be a burden upon George, but since George only ever helped Lennie, Lennie struggled to grasp a reality of George not being at his side. Likewise, when George finds Lennie in the woods before he kills him, Lennie expects George to yell at him and be angry about him killing Curley’s wife, “Lennie looked eagerly at him. ‘Go on, George. Ain’t you gonna give me no more hell?’
For example, he assures both the boss and the other workers that Lennie is a good worker and therefore deserves the job “...he’s sure a hell of a good worker. Strong as a bull” (Steinbeck 24). Lastly, George considers himself and Lennie lucky to have each other and thinks that they are not as lonely as the other workers because they have each other. They also have their dream of having their own place together, a dream
Lennie was a young man who was very tall and much bigger than George, they travelled together with no transportation and no home. Lennie was always feeling alone and as if George never really listened to him. Most of the time Lennie was scared that he would mess up something and George would get mad. All that Lennie wanted in life was to have his dream come true and to tend the rabbits. “But you ain’t gonna get in no trouble, because if you do, I won’t let you tend the rabbits” (16)
The novel of mice and men by John Steinbeck is a timeless classic. whether it is friendships or whatever else there is something for everyone to relate to. In the book the main characters George and Lennie who are best friends and travel together make the theme the most evident. The theme that is the wanting of the american dream. This theme is the most relatable theme of the story by far.
They plan on getting their own ranch together. They want to have a house with a couple of acres and a few animals and a vegetable garden but most importantly, Lennie wants rabbits! He says they will live “off the fatta the lan.” (Steinbeck 49) Their dream is to have their own place: somewhere that they can call home.
The film depicts George going over the ‘rules’ for Lennie at this new farm in Soledad because in the past Lennie has accidentally caused trouble, so George wanted to make sure he stayed in line. He repeatedly told Lennie that if he did anything bad that he wouldn't be allowed to tend the rabbits, which is what Lennie looks forward to the most on their dream farm. (Of Mice and Men) At this point, George and Lennie are camping in the forest before starting their new job the next day. This is salient because it reveals not only how their dream keeps them together, but also how it makes them go the extra distance in hopes of achieving it.
In the book, Steinbeck uses diction as the main literary device to describe the characters and what was going on. For example, he points out that George while talking about his dream “..repeated his words rhythmically as though he had said them many times before” (Steinbeck 13) . The author accents the words “rhythmically” and “repeated many times before,” which creates a sense of repetition, so it looks like George is not excited at all and even annoyed. With Lennie it’s different; he repeated many phrases such as “Go on George!”, no matter how many times he hears about the dream he is always wanting to hear it repeated, possibly to see his goal and not forget it(14). George’s and Lennie’s behavior is very different, because George thinks
Of Mice and Men; A Literary Analysis “I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that 's why,” says George in the book Of Mice and Men. John Steinbeck wrote this book about two boys who took care of each other mentally and physically throughout. They endure many journeys together and are able to suffice over very little. They show the strength in friendships in many dissimilar ways and make diligent decisions that some may never be able to make. Of Mice and Men is not only about two friends and their journey together, but as well as giving one a deeper meaning of the book, such as showing the nature of their dreams, the characters as archetypes, and if the killing of Lennie is justified in the end.
Of mice and men is a prominent book read by most high school students for a long time. Of mice and men is a book written by John Steinbeck. In the book George and Lennie had to run out of weed, so they looked for a ranch to work on. Lennie had issues with liking soft things that lead to him killing Curley's’ Wife and a puppy. To express that the american dream is impossible to achieve Steinbeck uses conversations, conflicts, and events.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world (Harriet Tubman). Throughout the novella, Of Mice and Men, the author John Steinbeck displays that having a dream may impact one to make better choices. Steinbeck shows this through the motif of dreams, characterization, and imagery.
The book Of Mice and Men is full of puzzling examples of the human condition, from Lennie and his mental disability to Curley only caring about his social appearance. With characters like these two, the book exploits the human condition that concerns circumstances life has given you. John Steinbeck brings to life what being a laborer in the American depression meant to the men and one woman who had enough personality to stand out. Steinbeck shows the human condition of men while they survive in the American depression.
Of Mice and Men Dreams help motivate people to keep moving forward with a goal in their life. In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George and Lennie travel together as migrant workers through California looking for a job. Their dream is to own their own ranch after finding a job that pays well. But impossible from the challenges that they gain along the way. The dreams in the novel affects the characters lives on how they feel towards one another, and themselves.
The last scene of Lennie and George displays their usual relationship Lennie committing mistakes and George being mad at him. Steinbeck portrays sadness on this scene exhibits their usual relationship, but this time one thing is different, since George is pretending to be angry at him, by being apprehensive. The task George is about to do is definitely a hard one so he decide to sweet talk Lennie about their dream of the ranch while he prepares himself mentally to commit this action. There is no doubt that this was something tough for George, here is where the concept