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In 'of mice and men' several characters show they have hopes and dreams of a better future. Explain why you think this is what the character gain or lose from their dreams.

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Q: In 'of mice and men' several characters show they have hopes and dreams of a better future. Explain why you think this is what the character gain or lose from their dreams. A dream is something you indulge in, to escape for a moment from life. This seems to be the circumstance that John Steinbeck intended his characters in Of Mice and Men to dream in. They are all craving for something - in the case of George and Lennie, that something is land. They are not the first travelling ranch hands to summon up images of their own land, or of being their own bosses. This dream is similar to the Great American Dream, that you can achieve anything if you have the mind and desire to do it. However I will explain how the characters in 'Of Mice And Men' gained and lose from their dreams. ...read more.

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Yet carrying on about George and Lennie's dream, there is a gain and lose of the dream. They have a sense of hope, 'we got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us.' This means by George and Lennie having each other, the there would be a sense of hope with their dream, for their future, for them to look forward together. During their bad times at the ranch, they have the dream to look forward to, which the dream gives a sense of purpose, to escape from reality. When their dream will come true, they will be free from prejudice; they wouldn't have anyone treating them with disrespect. Also one of the most important facts that George will gain is to be in charge of own destiny, a sense of ownership, 'an' it'd be our own.' ...read more.

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This is the exact opposite of what the character in the novel is. The restless fiend of age has caught up with him and he is not able to move as fast as he once did; even his dog is unable to move about. Candy and his dog have good bond relationship; they have each other like George and Lennie. When George and Lennie reveals their dream, Candy become interested and wanted to share the dream, 's'pose I went with you guys. Tha' three hundred an' fifty bucks I'd put in. I ain't much good, but I could cook and tend the chickens and hoe the garden some. How'd that be?' Candy wants to share this dream since he wants to be use, since how candy's dog was treated. His dog was killed, since it was no use and candy doesn't want to be useless. ?? ?? ?? ?? Natasha Parmar ...read more.

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