George in many ways is presented as a fantasist. This creates the tie between Lennie and the American Dream. Lennie has mental issues, which are very clear throughout the story, and him killing her was a mistake of his mental health problems and his overwhelming strength. There wouldn't be no more runnin 'round the country and gettin' fed by a jap cook. From the descriptions of the characters, we see. Of Mice and Men: The Failure of the American Dream The nation had seen one of the biggest spending sprees in the nineteen twenties and the following decade the results were crashing down on the nation.
Despite this, society became so distorted when discrimination played a role. In the end, we have been lonely for so long, chasing a dream, that when reality hits us… 1098 Words 5 Pages 'Of Mice And Men' explores the ways in which both immigrants and Americans tried to conquer and obtain their goal in life, which in this case was to try and attain their own the American Dream. By saying this, George is letting the readers and Lennie know that he has two American dreams, and one is easier than the other. Ever'body wants a little piece of land…. Many people were unemployed and had to travel around to look for work which is what Lennie and Ge … orge do, they are itinerant workers. You an' me can go there an' live nice, can't we, George? Candy wanted this dream because he was old, his only and life long companion a dog was shot dead by one of the ranchmen, he wanted a friend to live with and a place where he would grow old and die. Hopes and dreams are what helps people to survive everyday life.
Lenny got kicked out of Weed, a town because he touched a … girl's dress, and she told people he was trying to rape her, so they had to get out. But Lennie's strength, his size, his mental handicap, and his fondness for soft things conspire against them. These two try to find enough work to keep food in their bellies and clothes on their backs. In their descriptions and interactions, Steinbeck shows the men's relationship: George takes care of Lennie, who is childlike and mentally handicapped, constantly giving him advice and instructions: Don't say anything tomorrow when we get to the ranch; come back here if there is any trouble; don't drink the water before you check out its quality; don't touch dead animals. I suppose that some opposition comes from the book where George often says that Lennie is a nuisance, and he got stuck with him because of an auntie of Lennie's. An' never a God damn one of 'em ever gets it. Steinbeck also shows that the dream was only ever a dream and it never became reality for George, Lennie or any of the ranchmen.
Other characters are very cynical about the dream. Even the ultra negative Crooks starts to believe. Here George relates that loneliness is responsible for much of that suffering, a theory supported by many of the secondary characters. Dreams in Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck A dream can be described as an ambition or the aspiration to reach a goal in life. Ther persuit of the american dream cause george to lose friends due to the sacrifices he mad for lennie ,and it also cause him to lose lennie. She tries to talk with the ranchmen but they only talk back, when nobody is looking because once they talk to her they also feel like they have a friend.
It becomes obvious that these two men have traveled together for a long time because Lennie knows the words of the dream by heart, and he can finish the sentences even though he does not remember where he and George are going tomorrow. They remind themselves daily of this dream. This is wha … t allows some people to run into a burning building in order to save others. One of the most remarkable features of the phrases use in the Gospels is that is used exclusively by Christ and is nev. Furthermore, … as you go through the book, you'll notice Lennie's fascination with small animals, including mice. He enters the novel, with Lennie, in an idyllic setting.
They are migrant workers that have to travel to find labour. Candy lost his hand in an accident and constantly lives in the fear that he will no longer be useful to the ranch and will have outstayed his welcome. When Candy hears about this dream, he wants to become part of it by offering his saved money to fund the purchase of the piece of land and be able to work and live on the land with George and Lennie. So the dream never actually happened in the end of the novel. Throughout the novel George reluctantly shares his dream of a better life with Crooks after Lennie accidently began to tell him. It is the life of machines, not men. So the dream is not just something to own, or possess, but also something to share.
It also talks about the past, a big fight that happened, the American Dream for the characters, and saying… 1358 Words 6 Pages there are and will be difficulties in life. The small quick figure of George followed by the large lumbering one of Lennie is another cliché. Like a barn type thing? They travel around together, which gives people different impressions. On that land or in that house they can have what the want and no one can tell them how to act and behave. Life proves to be full of disappointments for both men who are victims of harsh circumstances in more ways than one.
They want to live off the land they toil, to sweat for themselves and not for a rich boss. She offers private tuition in the Haywards Heath area, West Sussex. He also wanted the dream so he could not be seen as an outcast, from the rest of them. But when Lennie dies the dream also dies, and George and Candy go back to their artificial lives of dreaming and hoping for another chance to make their dreams come true. Love, marriage, and producing a family is part of the American Dream and all Curly and his wife have is the legal part of the institution.
Candy got involved because he had some money and he made himself sound helpful. In fact, Steinbeck makes clear that, despite his complaining and frustration, George looks out for Lennie and genuinely cares for him. The actual ownership of the farm is only a small part of the dream. The book starts of as George and Lennie arrive at the Salinas river, a few miles away from Soledad. He always tries to listen to George but sometimes he forgets hes … Mentally challenged and he gets himself into trouble and then George gets mad at him.
In conclusion, John Steinbeck presents the dreams as futile pointless because Candy, Crooks and Curley's wife all have dreams but they are all broken during the novel. She also wants to be loved. And as i go off-topic, the girl claims rape and Lennie gets in to trouble with the police. George is a reasonably intelligent, hardworking ranchman. The book opens along the banks of the Salinas River a few miles south of Soledad, California. For example, Lennie and George are both working to get their own land. Their dream is all a bit ridiculous.