The Role Of The American Dream In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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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. First of all, Steinbeck uses conversation to express that the american dream is impossible. Throughout mice and men Lennie does things he knows he is not allowed to; eventually he begins to think that George will be mad. When George finds Lennie he is repeating” Don’t be mad George, oh please don’t be mad”(91). In the typical american dream everything is perfect…show more content…
George and Lennie just started working at the ranch, so they get a warning. “ Guys like us that work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world”(13). Why would being lonely ever be something you would want? George and Lennie had a plan to live together. Once again Lennie is getting picked on by Curly. “Curley stared levally at him.’Well next time you answer when spoken to”(26). Lennie and Curley seem to always be getting into fights or arguments. Lennie just wants to live the dream with his soft things. Steinbeck uses events to express that the american dream is impossible. In conclusion, to express that the american dream is impossible Steinbeck used conversation, conflicts, and events. Throughout of mice and men George and Lennie got into many situations where they felt scared , worried, and angry. Together the plan was to get the money to live in a small place, tend to the rabbits and alpha so they are happy. But things happen such as George killing Lennie that make the american dream impossible to achieve. Sometimes you just really want that cookie, but it is impossible to
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