Dreams, Hopes, And Plans In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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In the book Of Mice and Men; dreams, hopes, and plans play a large role of great importance in this novel. John Steinbeck, uses the motivation provided by the different ambitions and dreams of characters to keep the novel flowing smoothly to give readers a larger interest in the possible outcomes of the characters. John connects this to the Real World today because the characters George, Lennie, and Crooks never gave up on there dreams and Steinbeck is telling us that if we have a dream that we want to achieve keep chasing it and don’t ever give up on it. In his novel, Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck establishes that dreams, hopes, and plans help you successfully get through difficult situations through George, Lennie, and Candy.
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As John Steinbeck introduces us to George for the first time, Steinbeck describes George with his physical features as being, “Small and quick, dark face, with restless eyes and sharp, strong features. Every part of him was defined: small, strong hands, slender arms, and thin and bony nose” (Steinbeck 2). George’s physical features Steinbeck describes, helps him with all the hard work to achieve his dreams, hopes, and plans to live the American Dream. When it says he’s quick and sharp, Steinbeck is saying that George is a good and focused worker which will help him achieve his dream. One of George’s dreams is to live on a little bit of land and grow their own crops and animals with some of his friends. With that dream in mind George went on and found some land and thought to himself, “‘We’ll,’ ‘said …show more content…
Lennie is one man that is very different than his friend George, but Lennie shared the same dream to live the American Dream. As John Steinbeck introduced George as being a small guy, Steinbeck is now introducing Lennie. He describes Lennie as the opposite of George because he was, “a huge man, shapeless of face, with large, pale eyes, with wide, sloping shoulders; and walked heavily, dragging his feet a little, the way a bear drags his paws” (2). The way you think of Lennie, you would think he was the boss of everyone because of his size. His size makes him seem like a man that would work with heavy material and just love to work, but Lennie is a man that gets told what to do by George. George is like the King in this book and Lennie is the one that does everything he is told to do so he reminds me as being just like a dog. George and Lennie are good friends and are wanting to live the American Dream so they can work for themselves without any problems from others. So Lennie was all for it living the American Dream so he said, “An’ live off the fatta the lan’, “ Lennie shouted. “An’ have rabbits. Go on, George! Tell about what we’re gonna have in the garden and about the rabbits in the cages and about the rain in the winter and the stove, and how thick the cream is on the milk like you can hardly cut it” (14). Living on the “fatta the lan” is

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