Comparison Of John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Although the book, Of Mice and Men, has been around and read for almost 80 years, its theme, dreams devour logic, and how its characters were shaped by this central idea remains significant, and most importantly, relevant today. The theme is perfectly revealed in the characters, George and Lennie, who dreamt innocently without realizing how difficult it really is to achieve their goal. Lennie often rambled on about his dream while frankly saying, “‘An’ live off the fatta the land’...‘An’ have rabbits. Go on, George!’” (Steinbeck 58). This clearly shows how both George and Lennie had humble ambitions and tried their best to follow them. It displays how dreaming is a quality that is imbedded in all humans; it is something that we cannot change, and it is almost considered our safe haven, an escape from our normal duties of life. For George and Lennie specifically, their dreams were used to escape the harsh reality of their life and create an ideal fantasy; something to look forward to. However, they were far too naïve and lost in their…show more content…
When Lennie explains his plan with George and Candy, Crooks promptly responds by saying, "I seen it over an' over- a guy talkin' to another guy and it don't make no difference if he don't hear or understand. The thing is, they're talkin', or they're settin' still not talkin'. It don't make no difference, no difference....It's just the talking" (Steinbeck 71). In this passage, Crooks is implying that most dreams are too far fetched, which is why they often just end in disappointment; there is a big difference between saying and doing. Crooks is the most logical character in the book because he doesn’t fall under irrational fantasies, so the theme, dreams devour logic, relates to him because in his case, his thoughts and wishes don’t control his actions, the facts
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