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'Of Mice and Men'

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Rina Bhudia English Coursework 'Of Mice and Men' Miss Powers Many of the characters in 'Of Mice and Men' have dreams. What are their dreams, and how near are any of them to achieving what they want? Many people dreamed of the American dream, the dream to be their own boss, to not go to work one day if they didn't want to, to achieve what ever they desired and to be happy with it for the rest of their life. Lennie and George seemed to have that dream for quite a while as Lennie can remember it very vividly, that is maybe the only thing that he did remember, and all the rest just went through one ear and out the other. Slim was one if they boys that we could see was happy how things were in his life, he was greatly respected through the ranch, as Candy points out to us 'Slim don't need to wear no high heeled boots on a grain team.' This shows us that slim is greatly valued and people know that he has power. ...read more.


that maybe he started to believe it as well, but maybe if he had a moment to think properly by himself, hw would realise that it would never come true, George had really start to believe it when Candy said that he had 500 in his bank and that they could see that it was maybe possible, then George thought he could achieve it. We know that it is a very little chance of them achieving their dream because of Lennie and his child like abilities. I think that George and Lennie need each other emotionally, because if they were lonely then, they would basically be like Curlys wife lonely and bitter, because they had nobody to talk to, and as this book was written in the Depression stage of America it meant a lot that George and Lennie had each other as many people had no one and so that made quite a lot of impact on the book. Crooks also plays an important role in the book, as he has had his own piece of land, and Crooks was very lonely, as he was black he was ...read more.


After Lennie killed Curleys wife Lennie was extremely frightened, he knew that George would be very mad, and Lennie's child came out, he though that he would hide the pup, he said 'It's bad enough as it is' he thinks that it will make it better if he throws the pup away, that George will not be that mad. Lennie killing Curleys wife had been the very last straw to the dream, George knew that the dream would never ever come true, and he knew it from beginning, Lennie was still thinking about the dream, even after killing Curleys wife, 'tell me like you done before'. I think that that Steinbeck made their dream fail, as not every body's dream came true, and because of Lennie childish behaviour he had messed it up, and in real life if some one had done sum thing like that, it just makes your dream a hole lot harder to accomplish, and maybe it would even put an final end to it, and Lennie had done that a long time ago, but this time it was more obvious. ...read more.

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