Reality In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Of mice and men, is a novel that shows that individuals must always face reality. Is this true discussing this statement with specific reference do the novel? The book of’ mice and men portrays that individuals must always face reality and this can be seen in the struggle that Lennie and George face to succeed; furthermore it is also evident in the journey they go through to follow their dream of owning a land. Most of the characters in the book face loneliness and isolation that is resulted from reality. They try to run away from the reality they are living in and find someone that could listen to them. This can be seen when Culry’s wife reveals about how unhappy she is in her marriage, and Crooks tells Lennie about the unfairness he faces because of his skin color. Both of these two characters face reality even though…show more content…
They face the reality of migrating from farm to farm and don’t have anyone to look for companionship and protection. George and lennie always dreamt of owning a farm, but reality didn’t allow them to pursue their dreams. This can be seen when George quotes that “. Guys like us that work on ranches are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong a place.” Each character had dreams to follow but because of reality they didn’t achieve what was desired by them. The reality that was faced by each character stopped from achieving their dreams. For example, Curley’s wife wanted to become a superstar but the reality of life stopped her from achieving her dream and was forced to resign her to an unfulfilling marriage. Each character’s dream gets crushed from the reality that was faced in their journey, and this awakens George to the impossibility of his dream of owning land, and sadly proves that the Crooks were right: such paradises of freedom and safety are not found in this world. The farm symbols a sense of protection that George and lennie are looking
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