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Of mice and men. Steinbeck uses the characters of the story to explore the theme of hopes and dreams

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The novel Of mice & men by John Steinbeck was written in 1937 during the hard times of depression in America. Steinbeck uses the characters of the story to explore the theme of hopes and dreams as referred to in the line of Robert Burns poem ?To a mouse? that the ?best laid plans o? mice and men gang aft agley?. The book Of mice & men is about two men called George & Lennie who travel together. They go from town to town looking for work as Lennie always gets them into trouble. ...read more.


He was born with brain damage and he stayed with his Aunt Clara until she passed away, and he then travelled with George. Lennie can forget things easily so George often finds himself repeating himself and he always has to tell Lennie to not touch things or do things he shouldn?t, like a parent would. In the Burns poem the poet says that plans ?gang aft agley?, he means they don?t turn out the way you would hope. ...read more.


George wouldn?t get over leaving Lennie or letting him go away in my opinion. George and Lennie start seriously talking about their dream at the end of chapter three when they think they?re by their selves. They don?t realise Candy is lying down on his bed listening to what they?re discussing and after a while of listening Candy gets his hopes up and thinks of how it could happen if he joined their dream because he had money so he interrupts their conversation and explains to them how it could actually happen by saying ...read more.

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