Comparing The American Dream In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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American Dream The novel ‘Of Mice and Men’ write by Steinbeck. John Steinbeck tells a story about workers have American dream in the ranch. Many people have beautiful dreams in their life. However, no one really get it, no one get good life at that time period. He tries to show the American dream is impossible and illusory at that time period. American dream is not a real thing. People cannot easy to achieve their American dreams. At that time period, workers have to face the bad condition and many major obstacles. The American dream is illusory for them. Lots of people in the ranch has American dream, but no one achieve their goals. George and Lennie have a same dream. They want to obtain farm and land belong to themselves. Also, they can keep many rabbits and chickens. They come to the ranch searching for the beautiful American dream. They look hopefully to work hard, and earn money. George says,’ Got a little win’mill. Got a little shack on it, an’ a chicken run. Got a kitchen, orchard, cherries, apples, peaches, ‘cots, nuts, got a few berries. They’s a place for alfalfa and plenty water to flood it. They’s a pig pen.’(P.57) This is George and Lennie’s American dream. It looks wonderful. Then, Candy joins George and Lennie’s plan. This old man…show more content…
George and Lennie seek their American dream. They want to get a free, hopeful, and rich life. Yet their dream collapse because the law of the jungle society. Steinbeck is pessimistic, and he thinks workers will not achieve their poor dreams. They can only live in poverty, and their American dreams never come true. Steinbeck implies the ending about Lennie when Carlson shoots Candy’s old dog. This is foreshadow about Lennie’s ending. In the novel, ‘Carlson said, ‘The way I’d shoot him, he wouldn’t feel nothing. I’d put the gun right there.’ He pointed with his toe.’(P.45) Steinbeck wants to tell readers that poor workers cannot get their dream

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