Essay On Dreams In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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One of the hardest things in life is deciding whether you should give up or try harder (BrainyQuote 1). In Of Mice and Men, two migrant workers; George Milton and Lennie Small, travel together to pursue their dreams of owning a farm of their own. Looking for any job regardless of what they had to do. The author believes that not all dreams are achievable.
Although dreams may not come true, there is hopefulness. The setting in Of Mice and Men, takes place during the Great Depression. Where unemployment is low and money lost its value. Candy, being the oldest worker supports himself and earns little money. His dog had been with him since it was a pup. A dog is a man’s best friend. Although, it was getting very old and smelling like rot, Candy’s dog affected the other workers. “He continued to look down at the old dog. Candy
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Candy, is desperate to get out of the job. As well as George and Lennie, they find the place to be no good. "When Candy spoke they both jumped as though they had been caught doing something reprehensible. Candy said, "You know where's a place like that?" George was on guard immediately. "S'pose I do," he said. "What's that to you?" (Steinbeck 59). Candy seeks opportunity and is willing to give up his values to help George and Lennie fulfill their dream.
In addition, the two central ideas; the American Dream and Hopefulness both interact with each other. However, the American Dream is unachievable. George and Lennie didn’t reach their goals. “He pulled the trigger. The crash of the shot rolled up the hills and rolled down again.” (Steinbeck 106).
Lennie and George's dream of one day owning a farm of their own ended after Lennie murdered Curley’s wife. In result, Lennie is worried about his rabbits. George regrets that he’s about to shoot Lennie. Candy realizes there’s no hope after all the hard work he’s been through and is no longer closer to the American