“The only thing that keeps you from fulfilling your dreams is you.” -Marsha Norman, American playwright, screenwriter, television writer and novelist. Candy’s dream of working on the farm with George and Lennie almost becomes a reality because he has the money and help to do it. One of his handicaps is that he is old. His other handicap was that he has only one hand and a stump at the end of his other arm. But his dream came crashing down when he realized his handicaps would alter his future.
He can never hold down a job and develops a kleptomania habit. He dreams of working on a ranch, but he sees that dream as unacceptable because it is not the life his father wants for him. For much of his life, he blames his father for his failures while simultaneously trying to live up to his expectations. Because
Later on in the story Candy, an aging ranch handyman with a missing hand, asks George and Lennie if he can help pay for the land George picked out and live there with them. They were going to let Candy pay but he couldn’t because of Lennie’s actions. Crooks, a black stable hand, befriends Lennie and asks him if he would let Crooks hoe a garden on the land. Lennie wanted to let him but couldn’t for the same reason Candy couldn’t join them. I believe that to have a perfect life you must have your dreams come true, but of course this didn’t happen.
The two main characters in john steinbecks novel of mice and men have two characteristics in common. The first characteristic is that they both have a big dream right now in the the book Lennie asked George to tell him why they're different from other ranchers so George said to Lennie, “Well, we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs and...An live off the fatta the lan'...And have rabbits” (Pg,14-15).They are very loyal to each other, as well. George tells another,If I was alone I could live so easy. I could get a job an' work, an' no trouble...and when the end of the come I could take my 50 bucks and go into town and get whatever I want. But without Lennie, George would be alone and unhappy, he realizes: "Course Lennie's a nuisance most of the time, but you get used to going around with a guy and you can't get rid of him" (Pg.41).Lennie and George love one another; they know that their lives have meaning because they are friends.
Penguin Readers Factsheets T e a c h e r’s n o t e s level E 1 2 Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 3 4 5 6 ELEMENTARY S U M M A R Y eorge Milton and Lennie Small are two ranch workers, who dream of owning a small farm one day. George acts like a father to Lennie, who is physically large but intellectually slow. Lennie loves animals and soft things, such as mice and rabbits. But his physical strength causes problems, so George has to watch out for him. The two men have been traveling together in California and have just gotten a job on a ranch.
How does Steinbeck use dreams and dreaming in the novel? Why are they important? In Of Mice and Men, the hopes and dreams of the men on the ranch are a continuous focus and theme throughout the novel. Dreams and reality is one of the major themes in this book and Steinbeck uses the concept of dreams to show hope and aspiration, and show the difficulties of survival with unrealistic dreams. In the beginning of the chapter, we meet two migrant workers called George and Lennie who are different than most men during this time, simply because they have each other and they both share the same dream.
Moses the Raven said to the other animals that they could only go to SugarCandy Mountain if they worked hard. Moses the prophet told his followers that they could only get to Heaven if they prayed often and were nice to everyone around them, and just like Heaven, none of the animals know if there really is a SugarCandy Mountain, but they want to believe there is so they can all go there after they die. Squealer George Orwell chose the name Squealer for the pig from Animal Farm because
In both plays Death of a Salesman and True West can be both in contrast to the conditions of their visions of the American dream. Both of these plays focus on characters that spend their lives pursuing this dream while they fail at happiness as a result. In Death of a Salesman Willy Loman is a unfortunate, man who is so obsessed with trying to live up to an ideal that he has become disillusioned and has developed a loose sense of reality. Willy, spends his lifetime attempting to become a salesman, only to find in the end that he had failed. True West also focuses on the dysfunction of the American Dream.
I’m really terrified that I won’t get to see my parents ever again, or I won’t get to see any of my friends ever again. We are back on the farm again to help fertilize the soil. I don’t know how us chickens can do such a thing but the farmers say they want our manure, which is our poop I think, before we go so they can get something useful out of us. Week six: They warned us about this, they warned us about being separated from our family, about never being able to be
Soon after the rebellion, the pigs being ‘in charge’, write up 7 commandments (laws) for the farm so that animals no longer have to be slaves for humans, but instead to be equal and free. These laws were written up for animals to remind themselves of who they are so they do not develop human qualities as time goes on. “No animals shall sleep on a bed”. This is the forth commandment of the seven drawn up. This law was to restrict animals of the farm from sleeping on beds, making themselves more comfortable the way humans would do.