Of Mice and Men- the American Dream

Of Mice and Guy- the American Dream

The term American dream may not be used frequently anymore, however particularly in the 1930’s it was a very encouraging term for the working class. Whether their dream was to own their own company, support their family or perhaps simply own a piece of land to call their own, the idea of having a dream that they could satisfy if just they worked hard enough was keeping them moving on. George and Lennie’s dream was the latter, they longed to own a piece of land, to have animals, and live so no one would have control over them.

However throughout the course of the unique, some of their choices adjust the last result of their dream. By the end of Of Mice and Guy Lennie and George’s dream has actually been modified in lots of methods. Although Lennie was killed in the end of the novel, a version of his dream still came to life. The basis of Lennie’s dream was that he would be safe from harm and individuals following him which he would be stopped from hurting anyone accidentally. By eliminating Lennie, George offered him what it was he wanted, even if he didn’t realize it at the time. “Ever’body gon na be good to you.

Ain’t gon na be no more trouble. No one gon na injure no one or steal from ’em” (Steinbeck 106). Without Lennie living, he would no longer be wanted by the people from Weed for implicated rape. He would also be spared from Curley and his revengeful killing, since of the unexpected killing of Curley’s spouse. George knew what he had to do but he didn’t want Lennie to feel any discomfort while doing so. “Shoot him right in the back of the head … he wouldn’t feel absolutely nothing” (Steinbeck 45). The method Carlson shot Candy’s old dog was the very same manner in which George shot Lennie. Right in the back of the head he said softly” (Steinbeck 107). The approach he used to end Lennie’s life was much more merciful and humane than Curley’s plan. George also wanted Lennie to be at peace, thinking of their dream, their ranch, before he passed away. Killing Lennie was George’s only option. If Curley had gotten to him he would have had an uncomfortable death and even in the possibility of Lennie’s escape, he would become tracked down and killed or sent to an asylum due to the fact that of his psychological disabilities.

Due to the fact that of George’s death and the scenarios they put themselves in, Lennie did not get to see the day that they owned a cattle ranch, however he did eventually get his dream. We never ever find out for sure if George fulfills his dream and gets a ranch, however even believed Lennie died, he still has a chance to accomplish this dream. Lennie is now not driving George out of his jobs and on the run. “You can’t keep a task and you lose me ever’ job I get. Jus’ keep me shovin’ all over the country all the time” (Steinbeck 11).

Given that George might keep a task without Lennie, he would have the ability to get the full stake of pay monthly for his ranch and raise the cash quicker. He also still has the support of Candy. “S’pose I shared you men. Tha’s three hundred fifty dollars I ‘d put in. I ain’t much great, however I might cook and tend the chickens” (Steinbeck 59). Not just could George keep a job but he could also have a lot more leisurely life. “I might get along so easy and so nice if I didn’t have you on my tail. I might live so simple and perhaps have a woman” (Steinbeck 7).

Without needing to care for Lennie, George would have the ability to unwind and live a more regular life as a worker. Due to the fact that of Lennie’s death George may even be able to get the cattle ranch much faster and by doing so still achieve a version of the American dream. The American dream is a motivation for numerous characters in Of Mice and Men however through a series of events, not all their dreams remain the exact same by the end of the novel. George and Lennie’s dream was their ambition, their reason to keep standing firm. They constantly had it as their suitable, their objective to strive for.

If they might simply own a cattle ranch they would more than happy. But throughout the unique, Lennie is eliminated and his dream is satisfied by not having life at all. George’s dream is now modified because Lennie would not be a part of it. Even Crooks had a dream, to enter on the cattle ranch with George, Lennie and Sweet, but because of his race, he had to understand that his dream could not be that lofty and his dream was forgotten. All during the novel, the message that is represented is that the American dream that is fulfilled is not the same as the dream they originally began with.

Throughout the duration of Of Mice and Male, lots of versions of the American dream demonstrated motivational objectives for the characters. Lennie longed for peace and security. George wanted to have a leisurely life and Criminals wished for a world where he was not discriminated against. Throughout the novel, these dreams were changed and sometimes even forgotten. Due to the fact that of this, Steinbeck provides the impression that the American dream can never ever really be fulfilled to the dreamer’s initial requirements.

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