George And Crooks Dream In Of Mice And Men

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Of Mice and Men is a novella written by John Steinbeck in 1937. The novella is set during the Great Depression and focuses on two migrant workers, George and Lennie. George is small and intelligent while Lennie, is mentally disabled with a tremendous strength that he is not capable of controlling. The two are the total opposite but have managed to form a “family” together. Due to Lennie’s mental disability, George has taken on the role of being Lennie’s caregiver and guardian. The two find their way to a ranch in Salinas Valley, California with the idea of earning enough money to accomplish their dream. While on the ranch they encounter many different characters. One of them being a negro, by the name of Crooks. Crooks is the stable buck at the ranch who, because he is a …show more content…
Another person they meet is Curley’s wife-Curley being the boss’ son. She is a very flirtatious woman and is always running around the workmen on the ranch. George, Lennie, Crooks, and Curley’s wife all have a dream of their own. Of Mice and Men shows how the dreams of each individual: George, Crooks, and Curley’s wife, had an affect on the decisions that they made. George’s dream is for him to own his own land, where he can eventually have some freedom and peace. George is small, quick, dark of face, and has strong features. He takes care of Lennie and attempts to keep him out of trouble. Before they arrive to the new ranch in Salinas Valley, California, Lennie asks George to recall his dream as he has done in the past. George states, “‘Ok. Someday- we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs,’”(Steinbeck 14). George is willing to accomplish the dream he has. Determined to

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