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.
I walk alone.” As sung in this Green Day classic, the men on the farm have known only solitude and hardship due to their inability to escape Naturalism’s clutches. George and Lennie thwart this cycle, however, by having one to look out for the other. George put it this way to Lennie. "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family.
Curley's wife has a dream of a better, more fulfilling life, but these are based on glossy film magazines. Her dreams are destroyed by Curley's selfishness of making her live on the ranch. The title itself also relates back to Lennie. Lennie has no power in society. He is not treated equal.
This lack of sudden change wouldn't also fit in with the play's stark and down-to-earth style; demoralisation of a man is far more commonly a slow-acting process, and an attempt to adhere to Aristotle's decree would have been ultimately detrimental to Miller's fundamental aim for DoaS: to create a play relevant to 'every man' of his time. Willy's 'Harmartia' (fatal flaw) is his unwavering belief in the American Dream and his innate stubbornness. He refuses to accept the unconditional love of his family (in particular, Linda) and instead tries to 'win them over' as he would a customer. He appears to have a fundamental misunderstanding of the way the world works. His perception of the world may have been
Of Mice and Men, a novel written by John Steinbeck, is a piece of literature containing multiple characters’ personal perceptions of the American Dream and how each of their dreams are not fulfilled throughout the story. One of the novel’s main characters is George Milton. George’s perception of the American Dream is to be his own boss, pursuing an independent lifestyle free of running from trouble. George works hard throughout the novel trying desperately to attain his dream, though he never achieves it. The majority of complications that restrict George from achieving his ultimate goal originate from his mentally challenged companion, Lennie Smalls, who repetitively gets them into trouble.
Once dreams are abandoned, happiness is impossible to achieve, leaving a person trapped in a cycle of misery. As evidenced by the attitudes of both Crookes and George, hopes and ambitions are not about feasible plans, but instead about discovering a way to pull through the depression, even if it’s just deceiving the mind with fantasies that may not come true. Upon the realization that these dreams will indeed not happen, misery and dissatisfaction is the only thing left. Crookes’ incapability to enter a world of hope, leads him into a bitter life lacking the thrill of living. Throughout the story, dreams seem to be infectious and even Crookes who Steinbeck portrays as the always negative pessimistic stable buck allows himself to believe.
12 Lennie says, "I could go off in the hills there. Some place I'd find a cave". George then tells Lennie he couldn't survive by himself and apologizes. Lennie had no idea how hard it would've been to live alone in a cave and gather food, water, and fire. He has no sense for the repercusions of his actions, he couldn't even tell that he would die if he did that.
This event was very unpleasent for Candy. I agree the ranch was a very unpleasent place for many reasons, everybody who lived in the ranch had no choice. They could not choose where to live, what to eat, or what to do because they didn’t have family and anyone to support. Workers on the ranch are used to living by themselves so that's probably why they all only care about themselves and not how unpleasent they make life for everyone else on the
Men and women seek hope in his or her lives in order to make something of themselves useful, but they cannot find it because of the fact that they are too isolated by his or her surroundings. In the novel Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck illustrates Lennie’s friend, George, as a person who has a bit of hope, but is worried that his “partner” is going to ruins his life once again like at the time they were at Weed. George is often characterized as a person who has to take care of Lennie because he knows that the only person that could ever make things go wrong is Lennie. “Am I My Brother’s Keeper” specifically represents George because it shows that even though he has little hope on his side, he has to take of one’s life, and that is Lennie Small. When George has hope on his side, he says, “We’ll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens.
Why do people want to come here to live illegally, from one place to the next, work in low wages, never dare to show off their face anywhere because they’re afraid that they would get caught and deport back from wherever? Why would they want to leave their country, the place where they grew up, know the language, culture, and have all their relatives there? If there isn’t anything wrong, then such thing would not have happened already. They leave their country, come to a strange land, live illegally because back home, they cannot make a living. They come here to hope for a better life, or simply just a survival chance.