Essay On Dreams In Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men- Dreams
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality,” said John Lennon, the lead singer and songwriter for the Beetles. Sometimes dreams can be harder to believe when they aren 't shared, but if you share them with someone close to you they can be more comforting and convincing. The novel Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck and the song “Let Me Take You There”, by the Plain White T’s both send a powerful message about having a dream and pursuing it with a significant companion.
To begin with, both texts talk about a place where people can run away to hide and isolate themselves from other individuals. In Of Mice and Men the two main characters, Lennie and George, have this great dream of moving
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In chapter three Of Mice And Men, George and Lennie are in the bunkhouse talking about their dream of moving away together again. They had forgotten that Candy, an old man who is treated poorly that works with them, was in there too. Candy asked if he could get in on their dream as well, he said that he would pitch in $350 and write a will that gives everything he owns to George and Lennie. George and Lennie were unsure at first because they always thought it would be just them two, but after awhile they realized it sounded like a good idea. George says, “Look, if me an’ Lennie work a month an’ don’t spen’ nothing, we’ll have a hunderd bucks. That’d be four fifty. I bet we could swing her for that...In one month. Right squack in one month. Know what I’m gon’ta do? I’m gon’ta write to them old people that owns the place that we’ll take it” (Steinbeck 30). This quote shows how motivated the men are to move into their own place, and swiftly at that. They have come to realize that the sooner they start doing the things they love and the things they actually want to do, the more radiant their lives will be. This goes to show that dreams are possible if you set your mind to them and have a positive attitude towards the process. Don’t give up on your hopes and dreams just because they aren’t happening now, make them happen! In a comparable way, the song “Let Me Take You There” …show more content…
In the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and the song “Let Me Take You There” by the Plain White Tees, my thesis proves that when you share a dream with someone close to you, it gives you just the slightest more hope and ambition towards pursuing that dream. Even though George, Lennie, and Candy didn’t get to pursue their dream because Lennie died, that doesn’t mean they wouldn’t have if things hadn’t got in the way. Dreaming is believing, follow your hopes and dreams and never give up on the pursuit to what will make you

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