Coursework on Mice and Men Essay
• One of Steinbeck’s themes in “Of mice and men” is the dreams and hopes that people have. Explore the theme of hopes and dreams in the book, focusing on how it’s portrayed and how it affects the different characters.
• Number of words: 865
Small George Milton and big Lennie Small are on the run again. They are hired in a ranch and intend to work there until their dream comes true. Unfortunately, simple-minded Lennie manages to get them in trouble before their dream; their wish for a life is fulfilled.
Lennie only has George, and George hasn’t got a choice but to be with Lennie. There’s a connection between them that no-one can understand, however everyone wants to …show more content…
George’s Dream is the prototype American dream. He wants to own a farm, something he can call his own, where he can relax. However, he’s being realistic, and doesn’t let himself to be carried away, dreaming about it.
When George and Lennie got to know the men that George and Lennie worked with, they unfolded their dreams one by one.
The only person we see in the whole of the book with fulfilled wishes is the boss. He owns the ranch and he has people working for him, he’s in control. His son, on the other hand, wants to be in control. He wants to have the power to give orders. Curley wants control over everyone. He doesn’t like big guys because he thinks that they think that they can be in control because they’re big. This is the reason he doesn’t like Lennie, and the reason he started a fight with Lennie in page 62, going on to page 63.
Curley’s wife, wanted to be a star. She wanted glory, fame. She wanted to be a celebrity, a movie star. This is revealed to us in Chapter 5, when she talks to Lennie. More specifically, in page 87 to 88: “Coulda been in the movies, an’ had nice clothes-all them nice clothes like they wear. An’ I coulda sat in them big hotels, an’ had pitchers took of me. When they had them previews I coulda went to them, an’ spoke in the radio...”
This explains why she was wearing provocative