If he goes on the trip it is only good for Bill. If he declines the invitation then it is good for UWear, Joe, Paledenim, and in the end Joe’s family. Others with a different view than mine might say that Joe should use the Egoism theory. This theory suggests that we should act only in our self-interest and that failure to do so keeps us from reaching our potential, (Forman, 2008). Someone might suggest this theory because they believe that Joe should act in his best interest and if he does then he will not go on the trip.
George tells Lennie ‘You know all of it’, which shows the huge importance of their dream, that even forgetful Lennie has memorised it - they use their dreams as an escape from the harsh reality of life on the ranch. Their dream is one shared by thousands of other itinerant ranch-hands, as we know from Crooks’ mention of seeing ‘too many guys with land in their head’. It is infectious in this society, so Candy and even the cynical Crooks are quickly drawn in, showing the extent of their desperation to escape their current lifestyle. The word ‘dream’ is never mentioned in the novel. This is because, to the characters, they are not dreams at all, but are in fact achievable plans which they feel capable of reaching which is what makes them such powerful antidotes to their difficult lives.
George and Lennie’s combined dream is to ‘live on the fatta the lan’ where they will own their own farm. George envisions a time where he is his own master, where he has complete control over himself, whereas Lennie dreams of being able to care for the pets he has always wanted- rabbits. Not only do they need each other to prevent the loneliness that appears to consume the other migrant workers, but their friendship makes the dream seem more reachable; Lennie requires George’s brain and George needs Lennie’s strength so that together they could save enough money to buy the land. There is the ambiguity about whether or not George actually believes in the dream or just tells it to Lennie to make him easier to handle. The dream becomes even more feasible when Candy becomes a part of it.
However George also states “but if he sees ya work before he hears ya talk, were set” implying that despite Lennie’s shortcomings he still possesses the skills and drive to succeed in this work and earn the money required in order to pursue their dreams. While Lennie often gets caught up in the fantasy, regularly referring to the rabbits that he hopes to tend to. George, at least initially seems more concerned with immediate goals often referring to how he and Lennie are “gonna roll up a stake” that the two of them are just there to work, save some money and
When George has hope on his side, he says, “We’ll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens. And when it rains in the winter, we’ll just say the hell with goin’ to work, and we’ll build up a fire in the stove, and set around it an’ listen to the rain coming down on the roof-Nuts” (14)! George describes the setting as an ideal place where everything is just perfect for the men on the farm including Curley’s wife. George’s description represents both he and Lennie with hope because he actually thinks that everything will go well if they get enough money, but if Lennie crumbles his plan, then they both will become in a disastrous scene where the other men on the farm search for them. George goes more into depth about he himself, Lennie, and Curley of the future stating, “S’pose they was a carnival or a circus come to town, or a ball game, or any damn thing.
The wallpaper is at first a great annoyance to Jane as she claims that it is confusing and contradicting. Jane was a writer and was not permitted to express herself through the means of writing. She is not only affected by the physical restraints of being inside the room alone, but the yellow wallpaper is dreadful and fosters only negative creativity. Jane's negative thoughts are first displayed through "It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following, pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide plunge off at outrageous angles, destroy themselves in unheard of contradictions." This is displaying the beginning of her negative thoughts which is the contribution to her spiralling into insanity since her disease confuses her mind and contradicts her logic, the paper parallels her mental state at this point.
George says that they will have strawberries and rabbits and their own little house to live in without rules or restrictions. George's and Lennie's dream was so appealing that Candy and Crooks wanted to join their dream of owning a farm because they thought that George and Lennie were close to reaching that dream. George's and Lennie's dream appealed to Candy and Crooks because it was everything that they also wanted to have but had never achieved it. However, a dream is only a dream, not reality. In fact, it was obvious when Candy and his dog were used as an example of parallel characters to George and Lennie.
This shows us that no matter how hard they hoped and worked for their dream, it would eventually collapse, just like Wall Street. Every character I am going to comment on has or had a dream, in reality, they will never achieve. I will begin with Curley’s wife because, even though, she isn’t a migrant worker, she is still a prime example of loneliness and disappointment during the great depression. Throughout the novella, we become aware of just how lonely Curley’s Wife is, due to her hanging around the other men and craving their attention. She dresses in red high heels and wears red lipstick in order to attract the other men and gain their attention.
And if that’s sinful, then let me be damned for it!”(Scene Nine).She seems enraged that her reality is unraveled, that everyone now sees her fantasy for what it is, fantasy. Her lies about her purity, her age, her background, everything is now out in the open to be judged and scrutinized by the public. Blanche DuBois is a tragic figure. She is out of place both geographically and temporally (Scene One). She appears to be trying to remain a ‘young women’ when in fact she is getting old, this results in an unappealing persona.
Curley made life really unpleasent for his wife on the ranch. He never had a proper conversation with her throughout the book and never cared how she felt. Curley kept “his hand soft for his wife” and went around showing off to other men about it. Curley is always resentful and angry towards everyone on the ranch, he has a problem with big men even though he is described as small in the book. Everyone on the ranch called Curleys Wife a ''tart'' because she flirts and the ranch men said ''Shes got the eyes''.