Dreams and a Desire to Escape in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

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Dreams and a Desire to Escape in Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men

Apparitions and longing to want freedom, mold Steinbeck's tale Of Mice

and Men. The American dream was a belief known and tried to be

followed by all Americans which went by "Anyone can prosper or do well

in life, as long as they work hard enough." George and Lennie 'Of Mice

and Men' represent the typical life of a migrant worker and of the

dream to own property and settle down in California - the promised

land. George and Lennie's dream is to have their own piece of land,

where they can support themselves with each other and finally be free

from working for someone else. George's personal dream is to one day

loose the responsibility of having such a heavy burden (Lennie) which

he believes keeps him from being as successful as he wants to be.

Curly's wife longs to be a movie star, living the glamorous life of

the famous and ridding the reality she faces, being married to Candy

is an unstable marriage and keeps her lonely and locked in the ranch

where it strives for opportunity. Crooks has been emotionally scarred

by the remarks by some of the men and the way his rights are taken

from him, he wishes to be treated and looked upon equally, even if it

means leaving the ranch. Candy wants a proper place to belong to, he

knows he is getting old, and he realises his working days will soon be

over, he wants to find the right place to settle at and live

peacefully. Apparitions and longing to want freedom, mold Steinbeck's

tale.

Dreams and a desire to escape, shape Steinbeck's novel Of Mice and Men.

George and Lennie together plan to end up one day, with a house and a

lawn, their own piece of land where they can tend happily to their own

things. "Someday, we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna

have a little house an' a couple of acres, an' a cow, an' a pig…" This

proves that George and Lennie want to have their own land away from
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