We all have that burden desire to get what we want. As we go from time to time our perception differs. The American Dream is what we all want. What we all hope for. George, Lennie, and Candyr’s dream all differed, but were also similar in different ways. George, Lennie, and Candy put everything they have got into finding a home for themselves. In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck establishes the American Dream through George, Lennie, and Candy.
George developed Candy and Lennier’s dream by going off of his. George started the dream for them and he wanted to be his own boss and have money. This was his way of being by himself and he wanted to be the one in charge. well have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens (pg.14). This quote shows that George wants to be a boss. He seems to not mind being in change. He likes the fact that Lennie keeps adding onto his dream. The other men make Georger’s dream seem even more realistic.My next quote that I found was “The hell with the rabbits. That’s all you can ever remember is them rabbits.” (pg. 18-19). I think this shows that Georger’s dream is different from others and that he doesnt care about the bunnies and other animals. He cares about being his boss and the house. George just wanted his life and wanted to be in control.
Lennie was a big guy. He was warmed on the inside even if he didnt seem like it. Lennie wanted to tend the rabbits, but most of all he wants hope and comfort in all this. An live on the fatta lan (pg. 105). This was a quote that I found that I feel supported Lennier’s character. This shows that Lennie has hope. He wants the farm. His childlike mind plays a role on what he wants. My last quote was “No you tell it. It ain’t the same if I tell it. Go on George. How I get to tend the rabbits.”(pg. 119-123). This shows that Lennie only really cares about tending the rabbits and all he does is want to make George happy. He likes the idea of the dream, and he wants the soft things to make him happy.
Candy was the last to be added to the dream. Candyr’s dream deferred. He wanted the place to talk to people. A quote that I had found was spose I went in with you guys. That’s 300 and 50 bucks Id put in. (pg.59). This shows that Candy was willing to do anything to talk to people and be a part of this dream that they had come up with. Another quote I found was “Lennie watched him with wide eyes, and old Candy watched him too. (pg. 202-203). This shows how bad Candy wanted the place. He wants to not be alone anymore, and he wants to help and have some people to talk to. Candy was a good guy and wanted to be a part of something special.
In the story the perception of the American Dream differs throughout each character. They go through hardships and different points in their life where they feel like they could have done something differently. In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck establishes the American Dream through George, Lennie, and Candy. It is clear that the American Dream differs from each person. In this story George, Lennie, and Candyr’s dream were different. Even thought, each person, and each contribution affected The American Dream that they had built.
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