Dreams In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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“All our dreams can come true if we have courage to pursue them.” - unknown Dreams and goals are things we want and things that motivate us to try hard and do good. What kind of effect does society have on the dreams and goals of us people? In this essay I will be explaining the dreams of four important characters of the novel Of Mice and Men; Crooks, Curley’s wife, George and, Lennie. Also how their dreams were affected by society. George and Lennie had a dream, to own their own ranch where Lennie could grow alfalfa and tend to their rabbits. To begin with, the ranch was George and Lennie’s motivation to work through everything. The ranch was their motivation to try and forget about what happened in the past. “O.k. someday - were gonna…show more content…
His dreams were to be respected by others and not judged by the color of his skin. For starters, being black in the time period of the story limited his rights. Nobody wanted to sleep near him or even allow him to play horseshoes with them. “Spose you didn’t have nobody. Spose you couldn’t go in the buckhouse and play rummy cause you was black” (72). Crooks and Lennie were in the barn where Crooks sleeps. Crooks was talking to Lennie, trying to make him understand what it’s like to be alone and not have anyone. “Well spose, jus’ s’pose he dont come back. What’ll you do then?” (72). Which only upset Lennie, so he took back all he said. When Curly’s wife come into the barn and Crooks tries to tell her she has no right to be there, she say rude and racist things making Crooks feel low and worthless. “Well, you keep your place then, nigger. I could get you strung up on a tree so easy it aint even funny” (81). Nobody respects Crooks because he’s black. It doesn’t matter his skills or even how nice he is, because society doesn’t care. Society doesn’t like different, which is a dead end for Crooks and his dreams to be treated like any other
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