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Critical Essay Of Mice and Men Everyone in the novel appears to have a dream or ambition of some kind. With Close reference to one or two of the characters analyse the importance of the dream to the individual, and whether you feel it is realistic. Dreams and ambition are one of the major themes in John Steinbeck's novel 'Of Mice and Men'. They are conveyed effectively by the hopes and dreams of the characters. George and Lennie's dream is important because it gives the main structure to the novel. They have a dream that one day, they will live on their own in a house and be able to 'liv' of the fatta the land'. ...read more.


I could live so easy and maybe have a girl.' The dream reveals a lot about the characters, it shows how youthful and immature Lennie is. He keep wanting to hear it, just like a kid. He knows it like the back of his hand but he always prefere's to hear George tell it to him. 'Lennie said carftily-"Tell me like you done before.'He also has very childish actions when George tells the story, 'Lennie giggled with happiness' 'Lennie gave a cry of terror.' These actions are both very childish. In the dream George is very cautious and much more mature compared to Lennie, he is the one who has to do all the thinking about the dream. ...read more.


'"Your Aunt Clara wouldn't want you running off by yourself, even if she is dead. At the start when the dream is first revealed to the reader, it seems like they have no chance at it. It seemed like it was only a dream they had. 'They looked at one another, amazed. This thing they had never really believed in was coming true,' As the story went on, it started to get more realistic. When Candy had got in on the dream it seemed like the had a really gd chance of it happening. '"Jesus Christ! I bet we could swing her"' Steinbeck conveys the dream effectively, he shows the importance of it well. By bringing it into the novel so early it makes the readers understand the importance of it. Then when it is mentioned again later in the next chapter, people are made to feel that they really want this dream. ...read more.

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