Of Mice And Men 3


Everyone has a dream, whether it be earning a degree at some prestigious
university, or having a stable job in order to own a house and support a family. In John Steinbeck's novel, Of Mice and Men, he exhibits the fact that no matter how extreme or reasonable one's dream is, every person has the right and ability to ponder how their life could be. However, many people fail to achieve their dreams. Some dreams are lost in the battle with society, but most of the time the person's internal limitations are the central cause of the dream's downfall. Steinbeck uses the major characters of his novel to express the idea behind dreams.
Steinbeck uses the characters of George Milton and Lennie ...

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from ever coming true. George's fatal flaw is that he puts to much trust in Lennie. Lennie is mentally handicapped, and
everyone refers to him as "a cuckoo". George becomes too reliant in Lennie, and Lennieends up breaking Curley's wife's neck, and killing her. With the death of Curley's wife, George and Lennie's dream also die. George replies to Candy when he asks if they can still "get that little place", "--I think I knowed from the very first. I think I knowed we'd never do her." When Lennie commits his act of nonintentional murder, George realizes that he must kill Lennie. Lennie's dream actually never dies in his mind because George kills him with his dream intact. All Lennie wants to do is "live of the fatta the lan'", and "tend the rabbits". The man whom society sees as a "looloo" dies believing he will be able to accomplish his dream someday. Steinbeck uses Lennie and George to show that no matter how low society considers a person to be, they still have the ...

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