Comparing The American Dream In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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James Schimmel Of Mice and Men essay Mrs. Nold 4/22/15 There Is No Hope for Your Dream The American dream was impossible to achieve during the great depression. In a time where jobs were scarce and money was rarer there was no way to achieve your dream. George and Lennie lose all chances of completing their dream of living on a ranch together. Mrs. Curly wanted to be an actress but the effects of the depression stomped out that dream as well. Curly also lost his dream of living a happy life with his wife. In “Of Mice And Men” lennie and george want to live on a ranch. George and Lennie then Candy becomes part of the plan and their dreams seem very close. Then Lennie accidentally kills Mrs. Curly. Then Candy and George realize that their dream is over. “”--I think I knowed from the very first. I think I knowed we’d never do here. He usta like to hear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would” “then--it’s all off.” (Steinbeck pg 94-95) In this quote George acknowledges that he knew their dream was impossible. Curly then states that it is all over. Their dream is gone. Their dream was nearly achieved, but it ultimately failed in the end like all other dreams.…show more content…
Curly had a dream to be an actress. She was beautiful and knew how to act and was offered a job by an actor in a show to come with them. “”I Lived right in Salinas,” she said “Come there when I was a kid. Well, a show come through, an’ I met one of the actors. He says I could go with that show. But my ol’ lady wouldn’ let me. She says because I was on’y fifteen.”” (Steinbeck pg 88) This shows that She had a dream to be a actor. But the feeling of the depression made her mother decide that she shouldn’t go. She could have fulfilled her dream but the people of the great depression held her
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