What Is George's Dream In Of Mice And Men

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Angel Quiza
Grade 9 ELA
Mr. Reid
May 26, 2023
The Tragic Reality of Dreaming for George Milton
Of Mice and Men is a story filled with planned hopes and dreams that never came true. Almost every character dreamt of something but George is one of the best characters in the novel that shows how “the best-laid plan of mice and men often go awry.” With him we learned dreaming means stepping into a path full of obstacles, without even knowing what is waiting ahead. George's responsibility for Lennie caused his plans to go awry because he had to kill his best friend, which in turn killed his dreams.
One of the major events that affected George’s plan and caused it to go terribly awry was when he had to kill his best friend, Lennie. Lennie had killed many small things before, but not an entire human being. The moment George realized that Lennie had killed Curley’s wife, he knew that he had crossed a line. In the novel, the part where Curley found his wife dead, he mentioned, “ I’ll kill that big-son-of-a-bitch myself. I’ll shoot ‘im in the guts.” After hearing that …show more content…

Different in a way that he has someone. On page 14 of the novel, Lennie recited how they were different from others, “I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, and that's why.” George and Lennie had nothing but each other's company. They share goals and have hope that they will achieve a great future together. They survived the harsh world using those, and that is how they were different. However, after George killed Lennie, the differences that he and Lennie had from others died with him. Lennie made George feel special, he made him dream. With Lennie others don’t think down on George they actually praise him for how he was able to manage someone like Lennie. Now that Lennie is gone, George would be nothing special. Like the other guys, he is now, hopeless, dreamless, and

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