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.
In Mice of Men, John Steinbeck shows characterization and slang from back in the day around the Great. He present limitations for the roles of people, and the struggles of new jobs. The setting takes place in Soledad, up the Salina river. Two men named Lennie and George, leave their ranch job in Weed due to conflictions. They find a new ranch to work at with a dream in their hearts of owning their own farm one day.
After eleven years of an unhappy marriage Myrtle sees her affair with Tom as an escape from the awful like she is living in. The fact that she knows so little about the upper class men and the poor judgement of her character makes her an easy target for Tom to take advantage of her. Although she finally buys everything that she desired for, she never could have Tom’s heart all to herself. Tom would rather not leave Daisy because their marriage represents a larger meaning than only love it almost a symbol that show their social status. "Daisy!
She secretly writes to Edward Brown, the flight instructor who is the father of her child. A visit by her sister brings sharp contrast between the life Livvy came from and the life she is living now, but it is also apparent how much Livvy has changed her view of her surroundings. Her sister has no news of Brown, who has yet to answer Livvy 's letters. Now without her husband who has been called up to serve, her sister finds herself lonely. She asks Livvy to leave Ray to come stay with her suggesting
Curley’s wife has always been taught to sell her-self, whether it was to a road show or into the hands of a husband. Richard Hart recognizes that Curley’s wife is more like a store bought good, rather than an actual wife and writes, “Curley’s wife views herself as a commodity, and an object of sensuality” (36). Curley’s wife’s dream was to be an actress on a traveling road show, but she is too ignorant to realize that that dream is long gone and selling herself is not in the least bit attractive or becoming of a young woman. Stein-beck characterizes the men on the ranch as male chauvinists who cannot fathom a woman ever being half as important as themselves. “Curley’s wife stands as a glaringly bitter and ironic illus-tration of the immorality of narrow minds and the social conditions that produce them” (Hart 39).
Most people believe that it is what jumpstarts a prosperous future. The fact that Sandra went to graduate school after completing her undergrad studies is a feat in itself. However, in her father’s eyes his daughter could not achieve what her brothers could because she is a woman. Luckily Sandra Cisneros ignored her father’s wishes and became the amazing writer that she is, because it is what she believed was her destiny in life. One could argue that gender roles are a part of sacred traditions that should not be broken.
b) The impossibility of the American dream The majority of characters from Of Mice and Men at one point during the story, dreamt of a better life. For Crooks, it was in the barn when he imagined himself hoeing on George and Lennie's farm. For Curley’s wife, it was to become a hollywood movie star. George, Lennie and Candy all fantasized a farm. What makes these dreams American is that they wished for unconditional happiness and freedom.
Ellen, the protagonist in the short story “The Lamp at Noon” by Sinclair Ross is responsible for the death of the baby. Ellen is selfish, lonely, and frightened. She does not realize that life is never perfect, her isolation and fearfulness cloud her judgement and therefore lead her to make the irrational decision of running away in the midst of a dust storm, which she believes is the right decision for the betterment of her child’s future and for herself. Generally Ellen displays selfishness towards reasoning with her husband on leaving and staying at the farm. She knew that by moving into town that she would live a more elegant and uncomplicated life style, “I’m young still.
Running away from a crime is never acceptable; Lennie ran away after committing the crime of killing Curley’s wife. A book called “Of Mice and Men,” written by John Steinbeck is about a long adventure with Lennie and George trying to fulfill their American dream. Their American dream was to own a farm, but it did not turn out the way they expected. George ends up shooting Lennie for the crime he had committed. George did make the right decision for killing Lennie because he is always ruining their chance to fulfill their American dream, causing trouble, and being harmful to the society.
That girls should be in a stupid bliss so it wouldn’t affect them because they wouldn’t be able to do anything about it. Daisy and Tom’s love wasn’t real love because if it was he would have been there for his daughters birth instead of God knows with whom. F. Scott Fitzgerald portrays women as hopeless and better off being stupid so they wouldn’t process and realize that their husband didn’t really love them and that love is just a unrealistic dream. Further, a modern writer Zora Neale Hurston wrote in her short story about a married couple in a small community. Where the wife named Lena has an open affair in front of the town and her husband.
Furthermore, Curley’s wife dreams of doing things in life and by marrying Curley those dreams were put on hold. So, as of right now she is not happy with what her life has become. Before we even meet Curley’s wife Candy criticizes her for flirting with men other than her husband , leaving readers with a negative impression of her. With no real companionship on the ranch, however we later learn that she simply yearned for attention, using the only weapon she had: her sexual
“But Nanny, Ah wants to want him sometimes. Ah don’t want him to do all de wantin’.” (Hurston.23) But as you read in the previous paragraph, Nanny did not think much of Janie’s comment about love. “Ah hope you fall on soft ground” (Hurston.25) Logan Killicks had sixty acres of successful farmland which was perfect “soft ground” in case Janie fell. Despite the provided financial support and good treating during the first year of marriage, Logan wanted Janie to help him with the farming work. This in turn made her feel used and unloved.
They aint got nothing to look ahead to.” (Steinbeck 13-14) Similarly, Curley’s wife dreams of becoming a movie star. "I tell you I ain 't used to livin ' like this. I coulda made somethin ' of myself." (Steinbeck 88) For so long, she had desired to make her own path and become something much more than a rancher’s wife. “Coulda been in the movies, an’ had nice clothes—all them nice clothes like they wear.” (Steinbeck 89) However, just like George, she finally fathoms the elusiveness of her dream and decides to settle and marry Curley.
Rahemjot Singh Ms. Hansen English 9, Period 6 09 March 2016 Of Mice and Men Without dreams and goals, life is like a mouse simple and easy. George and Lennie’s dream is to own a farm of their own. For George, this dream of having their own place means independence, security, being their own boss, and, most importantly, being "somebody." George is taking care of Lennie and the dream of the farm. The main obstacles that holds George back is helping Lennie 's trying to control his strength.
The story of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck is about two farmers named George and Lennie. Although this story may display many different themes; this story is mostly about hopes and dreams. George and Lennie are two farmers who share a strong friendship. Both of them have a dream of owning their own vegetable farm with a rabbit hutch one day. The story takes place when the great depression was happening and life was difficult at that time, but both George and Lennie found a way to work together and help each other out.