Of Mice And Men Candy's Dream Analysis

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“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. Of Mice and Men was about fulfilling your dreams in any possible way. In the novel, the ability for Candy to fulfill this dream, relies on him is having someone to share the dream with. Candy has the dream of being able to live on a farm with George and Lennie. He has the money to help support the purchase of the farm. “Maybe if I give you guys my money, you’ll let me hoe in the garden even after I ain’t no good at it” (60). He hopes for Lennie and George to let him work with them even if he gets too old. Candy trusts George and Lennie to let him work for them. Candy is miserable at the farm where he works until he met George and Lennie. "When they can me here I wisht somebody'd shoot me"…show more content…
His main handicap is that he is very old, almost too old to keep working at the ranch. “They’ll can me pretty soon. Jus’ as soon as I can’t swamp out no bunk houses they’ll put me on the county” (60). Candy explains how he is so old that once he can’t work at the farm, the county will take him off the farm. He realizes how much his handicap affects the outcome of his future. When candy got hurt, it became his disability. “I got hurt four years ago” (60). He explained to the other men that he got hurt, and that’s why he has a stump instead of a hand. Candy’s handicaps now are his stump, his age, and Lennie’s mistake. Candy just realizes this when the dreams of working on a farm are crushed by Lennie’s
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