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The story 'Of Mice and Men' is all about hopes and dreams, the perfect life and 'the American Dream'.

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Chris Blinston 10X English-Of Mice and Men The story 'Of Mice and Men' is all about hopes and dreams, the perfect life and 'the American Dream'. Simple hopes and dreams, which aren't so simple, are the only thing that keeps a man going in this story. Hopes and dreams are the driving force of this story; they are what keep a man sane. The characters are trapped, enclosed in one big circle the migrant ranch workers keep moving from ranch to ranch earning their 'fifty bucks', but they spend that money at the nearest town as soon as they get the money. The normal ranch workers are also stuck in the cycle because they are stuck at one ranch and are constantly spending their money in town. ...read more.

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Candy is an 'old-timer' on the ranch and he over hears George and Lennie talking about their dream. He becomes interested and asks George if he could join them. He would rather work wit George and Lennie than rot away on the ranch, with no respect or true meaning. At first Candy thinks George and Lennie are crazy, because every migrant ranch worker has the same dream. But George explains to Candy that he knows a place for sale. Candy has a dog, which he relates to all the time. The dog its self is like Candy because the are both old, frail and lame in some way. The events that happen to the dog almost certainly correspond with the events that Candy goes through. ...read more.

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She tries to get people into trouble by leading them on. She is a signal for danger; she has fiery red hair, she has bright red lips and nail varnish, she also wears a long red skirt. Red being the natural signal for danger keep away. But like everyone else she has dreams as well, she dreams of being a Hollywood movie star, she always wants to be in the spotlight. No one really sympathizes with her. My conclusion is that all these dreams that the people in the story have are possible but if they carry on living the way they are, e.g. George always spending money instead of saving some, then the dreams will stay dreams. ...read more.

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