John Steinbeck teaches us that setting goals in life is important because people never get better in life without a purpose. In the book Of Mice and Men there are many cases of farm workers who plan to work on a farm their entire life, it is different for these two friends that want to make themselves a better life. George and Lennie are always talking about owning their own farm in the future, with this ambition, they both are already ahead of those who do not strive for their dreams or feel that their dreams are not realistic enough. Keeping an optimistic mindset is key in striving for your dreams. Lennie is always asking George to talk about the farm they are going to have even though George has told the story many times.
In John Steinbeck’s classic novella, Of Mice and Men, the readers are introduced to many characters and are shown how each character has their own idea of the American Dream. The first character we are introduced to in the story, is Lennie Small. Lennie’s life critically depends on the American Dream. His dream was to live on his own land with his best friend George Milton, tend rabbits, and have a pup. While waiting for his American Dream to become a reality, he was working on a farm for Curley and his wife.
Steinbeck uses Ethos, Pathos, and Logos When wanting to reach the American Dream, people should have a logo. A logo could represent the main thing someone wants. The logo in the novella, “Of Mice and Men”, is the rabbits. Lennie, one of the main characters, wanted to live on a ranch with his friend, George. Rabbits are repeated multiple times in the novela because that seems to be the only
Well, in the livestock industry this could not be more true. Your parents are always the ones standing ring side. They hold the halters, extra spray bottles, wipe off the manure that you animal just had to release before you walked into the ring, go get your next animal ready that is in the next class right away. They do whatever they can to help. If you’re lucky enough to have a family like mine, it will be more than just your parents helping.
In the 1900’s, many people were in poverty and losing their jobs. They were running out of money and didn’t have places to go. People had endless hopes and dreams that they wanted to accomplish, but at the time with certain circumstances, it was difficult for certain dreams to come true. In the book written by John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men, there are multiple characters that all have fulfillments they want to accomplish in their life,but unfortunately they weren’t able to complete the goals they had set up. Often times people always have hopes, dreams or something/someone that is special to them but at times when problems arise with these certain things, they tend to let go of them.
George consciously makes the decision to place the focus of Lennie’s mind on thing that Lennie desired most. George placed Lennie’s mind on the farm with the trees, the field of alfalfa, and most importantly the rabbits that Lennie would tend to. Lennie mentions numerous times, “I get to tend to the rabbits,” this dream of Lennie’s is the only thing that Lennie truly enjoys. George allows Lennie to relish in this dream one last time to let him enjoy his last moments of his life. When George and Lennie are still talking before Lennie is killed, Lennie says, “le’s do it now.
George only wants few dollars in his pocket and the chance to be his own man within the restricted parameters available to men like him. In the novel, Lennie and George discuss about their future dreams, “O.K. Someday – we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs and– ” “An’ live off the fatta the lan’,” Lennie shouted. “An’ have rabbits. Go on George!
In Of Mice Of Men, I believe John Steinbeck’s greater message is that everyone has something that shows who they are and their story behind it. The author chose to focus on the dream and what it meant to the main characters. The main characters of the story George Milton and Lennie Small have a dream of living on a farm. In the context of the book Crooks the stable buck says “Just like heaven, everybody wants a little piece of land” (Steinbeck 74). This to George and Lennie symbolizes freedom and happiness to do as they please on their own land.
George had longed for his own land and to live off of it with Lennie. “We will live off the fat of the land” he would always say. And that was all he had wanted, that was his American dream. As him and Lennie went through many difficulties to get attempt to get there, they never gave up. Soon after meeting an old man named candy at the bunk house, they had the whole thing planned out.
Power can determine your “place” in life and those with more take dominion over those with little. That can change when the opportunity presents itself. In the realistic fiction novella, Of Mice and Men, by author John Steinbeck the main characters ,George and Lennie, head to a ranch where they can work and eventually achieve their dream of owning a little farm they can call their own. One important theme in the book is power that is portrayed through powerful people, powerless people, and shifting power. The story focuses on George and Lennie and their struggle against society to try to get a new start.