Theme Of Dreams In Of Mice And Men

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The Passing of the Bird Called Dream “You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you 'll escape one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.” - John Green, Looking For Alaska. Dreams; a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal: an unrealistic or self-deluding fantasy. Dreams are about wishing to a a have something or attain a goal in the future. It is one of the major themes in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. Of Mice and Men is a novella, which tells the journey of troubled men with unreachable dreams that lead to their downfall. Some of the characters in the novella develop dreams, while others live in reality and get on with their lives. Characters such as George and Lennie have their dream because it acts as a reason of why they are still living and working in the ranch. The dream is a wall, a barrier, blocking the characters from attaining what they could’ve achieved if they didn’t have a dream. Steinbeck uses the characters in the novella to symbolise that the American dream is impossible. Countless if not everybody had a dream before in their life. The American Dream was for people who wanted own land, become a movie star, the dream was just to have all their goals and aspirations achieved. This was though to be achievable in America, the land of opportunities. Dreams are like a trap; they are set out to lure desperate men
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