Very little Justice lingered in the air. It is a dream of social order in which each man and woman should be able to achieve the fullest rank of which they are capable of, and be recognized for what they are, regardless of the circumstances of birth or position. It was hope for a better life and people believed strongly that it would come true. The main characters opinions in the novel Of Mice and Men of The substantially differs from each other, and from today's society. Most of the characters in the novel wish to change their lives but they seem to be frozen in failure. Ultimately, the dream unravels and like a Greek Tragedy, the ending is terrible but also predictable. The American dream is a complex concept to explicate because it is different for every person.
When we try to chase our dreams, we end up in our own diminutive lonely world. However, before Curler, there was some hope in her life. He has a dream, which he is deeply devoted to. It is set in California at the time of the Great Depression during which the American stock market collapsed leaving the nation in a state of economical disarray. Both George and Lennie share a dream in which they will one day have saved up enough money to buy their own farm and live the rest of their days together so that when they work they will be working for themselves and to be able do whatever they want on their own terms. With us we got a future! Lennie begs George to tell him off.
The idea of the American Dream is that every American citizen has an equal opportunity of making money along with owning a large house, some land, and having a family with kids. The ethics are dog eat dog'-a total lack of regard for the dignity of the human person. Candy dreams to own his own piece of land. In Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck shows threw different choices of settings the difficulties of achieving such a dream. The people who really got rich from the gold rush were the shopkeepers: it's not as romantic, but everyone needs to buy shovels and boots. In come the two main characters of Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie, two on the run and looking for a job.
Like George and Lennie, Curley's wife's dreams reflect what she does not have. Lennie and George possessed undying belief in the American Dream. While this seems like an attainable dream in the beginning, Steinbeck chooses instead to destroy this dream utterly with the death of Lennie. They tempt men to behave in ways they would otherwise not do, e. They don't belong no place. The two are best friends, and how ever different they may seem both share a common goal. George and Lennie throughout Of Mice and Men have a dream of owning a farm.
George and Lennie desire the unattainable Dream of owning their own piece of land. This has, in a way, become a ritual. Before the action of the story begins, circumstances have robbed most of the characters of these wishes. In the end, we have been lonely for so long, chasing a dream, that when reality hits us, we become isolated and lonely. It was during this time that many farmers best hope for a new life lied in California. Crooks is a very isolated character in the novella.
This is one of the most blatant allusions to the fact that the American dream is no longer achievable. This is a novel of defeated hope and the harsh reality of the American dream. You anti no good now, you lousy tart. In depression era America, no greater truth could be said. Each character desires true and lasting friendship but will settle for the transient involvements of ships that pass in the night'. What makes all of these dreams typically American is that the dreamers wish for untarnished happiness, for the freedom to follow their own desires. One of these novelists was John Ernst Steinbeck.
In addition I will acknowledge the social and economic situation of the time, the Great Depression. As George The American Dream started off as propaganda in order to make the American people of the early twentieth century work harder to build a successful economy. Naturalism between this two characters in the book of mice and men. At the near end of the novel, George takes his hat off and tells Lennie to the so too. As he is black and the only coloured man in Soledad he is discriminated against. One would think that the mentally handicapped got special treatment, but that was not he case.
It ain't the same if I tell it. In Of Mice and Men, to show ageism during this time, the author Includes Candy In his novella. They spend their days working, sleeping, eating, and staying where they're told. George finds in extremely difficult to tell Lennie about their dream at the end of the novel. With an intellectual disability, without George to take care of him, Lennie would end up dead, or in jail. Ultimately, none of Steinbeck's dreamers achieve their dreams.
Students should be encouraged to bring in pictures, music samples, statistics, charts, etc. He did not mean to kill Curly's wife, he simply wanted to touch her hair longer, the same as what happened in Weed with the woman's dress; although in this instance, George was not there to stop Lennie from doing what he did, and the results are what you have already read. Other characters in the book also try to buy into their dream ie, Candy and Crooks. No mess at all, and when the end of the month comes I could take my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want. Gray and desolate implies that there are no dreams that exist. She is virtually a prisoner in her own home, devoid of the power to change her fate.