Lennie and George try to find new jobs because they have been fired from their previous job that causes them to move to another city. They begin to work in a farm; they help feed animals and other farm works. This book is mostly based on dreams about the characters, so that it can help them keep living. The characters Lennie, George and Candy use the dream as a source of power to gain comfort when they feel uneasy.
Both Lennie and George have a similar idea of what they want for their American dream and that is to someday owning a farm. If they achieve this it would offer protection and financial care. Crooks tells them that they won’t be able to achieve their American dream and this ends up being true for them. Lennie explains their dream and says " 'Well, ' said George, 'we 'll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens. And when it rains in the winter, we 'll just say the hell with going ' to work, and we 'll build up a fire in the stove and set around it an ' listen to the rain coming ' down on the roof... '" (Steinbeck 15).
The beginning of the novel starts out with a description of the area that George and Lennie will be staying the night. Likewise, with George and Lennie walking to the new ranch rambling about how upset they are that they now have to abandon Weeds and go somewhere new because of another one of Lennie’s incidents. They discuss how annoying it is that the bus driver said that they would only need to walk a couple miles up the road when in reality they walked a great deal. However, the movie commences with a lady in red frantically running in a field and a bunch of men on horses (police) chasing after George and Lennie. George and Lennie then hide in an irrigation riverside until the police go away.
George and Lennie begin their journey by the stream. They are on their way to a near-by ranch. The land surrounding them is thick in vegetation and has its own wildlife.The ranch, where the majority of the story takes place, appears isolated and lonely. It has a ranch house, a bunkhouse where the workers live, a barn, and a harness-room off the barn. PLOT Two workers, George and Lennie, have been let off a bus miles away from the California farm where they are to start work.
Characters George and Lennie share the unrealized dream to own a small farm. This does not happen because Lennie’s incompetence to listen to George and his compulsion to touch soft things. Candy’s dream of gaining something tangible after working hard is crushed when Lennie ruins the farm-plan by killing Curley’s wife. Curley’s wife wishes she was an actress away from the grasp of Curley and the ranch. This however, is foolish because as a child she was called a fantastic actor.
Owning and tending the rabbits mainly Lennie's dream but both of them want a farm. It was evident that Lennie and George wanted nothing more than to have a farm of their own as shown in this quote; “OK 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’.” (p.14). This quote demonstrates their aspiration to possess their own land, Because of the time period in which Steinbeck writes the book, this was what was known as the “American Dream”, which served as deep motivation to many. Workers like Lennie and George have no family, no home, and very little control over their lives “With us it ain't like that. We got a future.”(p.14).George emphasizes that their dream makes them special.
They have limitations towards what concerns about their dream, having their very own ranch; which tragic and sad is how the writer of this so called novella portrays this final chapter using the dream so Lennie could have a happy defeat. Furthermore George accomplishes this hard task leading Lennie to a happy ending as he dies, which is a horrible, but noble thing to do in this tragedy and he knows it, but in his limited world it was the only thing he could do for his friend, kill him on a merciful way. "look acrost the river you can almost see." And as Lennie says, "Let's get that place now," George thinks that if he is able to reproduce a delighted and overjoyed final for his friend will make it some how okay, maybe is his guilt what makes him have this belief or maybe his noble aims; but he knows that this is an awful but correct thing to do to generate a greater good in this twisted world in which they live that can be well compared to reality. Their american dream stays as that just a dream, since the limitation of their a complex world make it to hard to be able to fulfil this goal.
In this case George and Lennie have long and deep history that binds them. A time where that is portrayed is when George and Lennie are talking near the campfire. They share a common dream in which they
He wasn’t comfortable in the ranch so he wanted to leave, and that is exactly how a little boy acts. Also, Lennie is a very innocent person. He look at things in a different way that anyone else, he can’t realize if he is doing a good or a bad thing. In the novel when he tells George: “If you don’t want me I can go off in the hills and find a cave. I can go away any
In the ranch where George and Lennie are staying, there is a bully, called Curley. Lennie was frightened by Curley’s demeanor, so he asked George if they can go to other ranches, but George told him that they have to stay here until they get a stake. Instead of a normal ranch, Lennie dreams of a ranch in a safe environment with only George and himself, and few rabbits hopping around. On the other hand, George wants to be free of his entire existence including Lennie. 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.