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Dreams are very important in 'Of Mice and Men'.
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Dreams are very important in 'Of Mice and Men'
In 'Of Mice and Men' dreams are a major theme, they feature heavily throughout the book, most characters have a dream although some feature more than others. The Dreams in 'Of Mice and Men' are more like hopes and ambitions; they give the characters something to aspire to and give them the hope and determination to continue. They also allow the reader a deeper insight into the personality of the dreamer; the dream reflects the person's innermost feelings, hopes and insecurities. For some characters, their dream seems realistic and this is what fuels the dream even more, the thought that one day their dream will come true. However the most important thing about the dreams is that they allow both the reader and the characters to escape the harsh reality of the characters lives.
George and Lennie have a dream of owing their own piece of land; 'an' live off the fatta the land', this is the typical 'American Dream' of the period. Most ranch hands shared this dream but for very few did it become reality. This dream shows their wish for companionship, honesty and love,
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