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Look at George and Lennies Dream. Do you think that the dream had any Chance of coming true? What made It likely the dream would fail?

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Look at George and Lennies Dream. Do u think that the dream had any Chance of coming true? What made It likely the dream would fail? The book 'Of Mice and Men' is set mainly on the 'Tyler Ranch' in south of San Francisco in the Salinas Valley of California; during the Depression of the 1930s. The two main characters are Lennie Small and George Milton. George has looked after his mentally slow friend, Lennie, since Lennie's Aunt Clara died. They travel around together to work a various different jobs so that one day they might have enough money to buy a bit of land and be their own bosses 'an live off the fatta the lan'. Unfortunately, every time they have a job, Lennie gets into some trouble that forces them to run away and find more work where no one knows them. The reader finds out that at the beginning of this story, they are running from a town called Weed, from which Lennie had a bit of trouble with a girl and a red dress. ...read more.


Candy is a ranch hand who wanted to join the dream of George and Lennie. Candy is old and only has one hand because of an accident at the ranch. As a result the boss gave him a job of 'swamping' and cleaning up around the farm. Candy's only friend was his faithful companion the old sheepdog. Crippled with arthritis, no teeth and just painfully followed Candy around. The dog is a clue of the bleakness of the future of the ranch hands, and also relates to how Lennie will die, because just like Lennie without someone to look after him he would die. At first it looks as if the dream might come true. Now that Candy was there, and willing to give them his savings just for the return of a life with George and Lennie on their dream farm. Of course know one else can know. But Crooks (named by his bent back) ...read more.


He tells George that he would work for nothing, just for a life with them where he wouldn't be a lonely outcast. Apart from the many hints the Steinbeck dropped throughout the story, he often says how lonely ranches are. With everyone being so lonely, and having the same dream, it would have been unrealistic if the dream had come true. He makes Lennie and George seem to be two halves of the same person, and they know it "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world...They got no family. They don't belong no place...With us, it ain't like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us..." Once one half of a person is gone so is the other. Once Lennie is gone George lets go of the dream, and its doomed failure is clearer then ever. But Lennie escapes the cruelties of the world by dying at the hand of George. After which all dreams are forgotten and the inevitable has happened. Katie Ellwood 11T ...read more.

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