Advice, Ambition And Dreams In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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In life, everyone has a goal they strive to achieve. Everyone pushes themselves in order to achieve their goal. Without those fantasies fixated in their heads, people would be purposeless and so would life. Though in able to achieve these dreams, they need as much help as they can get: advice, judgement and aid. Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is about how ambition and dreams brings people together. George and Lennie try to achieve the ranch together, later on Candy takes part in the plan and befriends the two. And for last, Curley’s wife confides in Lennie about her dreams when she was young. John Steinbeck’s characters George and Lennie had been together since the beginning. A secret they had been hiding was their dream ranch: the idea that …show more content…
Candy was just an old man with an old dog, working on a ranch along with other men. When Lennie tells him about the ranch, he finally has something he can strive for. Candy, Lennie and George start talking more and they become closer than they were before. Candy learns about their past and helps them when Curley’s wife dies. “I’d make a will an’ leave my share to you guys in case I kick off, ‘cause I ain’t got no relatives nor nothing. You guys got any money? Maybe we could do her right now” (Steinbeck 56)? When Candy first finds out about the farm, he becomes excited at the idea of a new future. He starts offering all his money and saving just to pay and be part of it. After Curley’s wife’s death, Candy is disappointed now because with the workers looking for Lennie, they’ll have to give up on the ranch. “Now Candy spoke his greatest fear. “You an’ me can get that little place, can’t we, George” (Steinbeck 90)? Candy started understanding the two men more. He started talking more to them and they started planning their futures together. George shared his and Lennie’s past with Candy and everything that happened at Weed. Candy was more understanding towards the boys and realized that they both went through rough moments just like Candy did. Candy can connect to the boys and he realizes that he now has someone to trust on the ranch. With the idea of the ranch between the three men, they …show more content…
As a young woman, she had a dream to become an actress. More than once did she have an opportunity to fulfill her dream but her mother interfered. Curley’s wife wanted another life. One where she would marry someone she loves and became someone she wanted to be. She craved another life but ended up with the wrong one. She confides in Lennie and tells him about her past and her dreams to become famous. “An’ all them nice clothes like they wear. Because this guy says I was a natural” (Steinbeck 84). In a way, Curley’s wife trusts Lennie enough to tell him her dark secrets. Lennie then returns the favour by telling her about his and George’s ranch. “We gonna have a little place,” Lennie explained patiently” (Steinbeck 85). George tells Lennie not to tell anyone about it but Lennie confides in Curley’s wife just like she does in him. The reader can see the bond and trust shared between Curley’s wife and Lennie in the moment. Curley’s wife tells Lennie the truth about something that no one else knows about and Lennie tells her about his dream and the rabbits. Curley’s wife let’s him even stroke her hair. It all captured the bond that is shared right there and then. In that moment, they are brought together by their dreams and they can understand each other and know what the other

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