Of Mice And Men Achieving The American Dream

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[A] Hope, dreams, and goals are all factors that are needed for success. [B] Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, is a story, about two men who are chasing the american dream, hitting many obstacles along the way. War Dance, directed by Sean Fine, is a documentary about life in the Ugandan war zone. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by Ben Stiller, is a movie about Walter Mitty, an average man with a vast imagination, who ventures the world seeking a man who has the missing negative for a magazine cover that he needs to prevent himself from losing his job. [C] Every character from these three stories has to thrive on their hopes, dreams, and goals, to keep themselves going and get to where they want or need to go. [D] Hopes, …show more content…
[F] When Candy overhears George talking about a cheap place they could buy to live on, he says that he could help out, and George realizes that they could actually achieve their dream. [G] In the article “The Will and Ways of Hope”, while explaining why hope is important, Barry writes, “Hope allows people to approach problems with a mindset and strategy-set suitable to success, thereby increasing the chances they will actually accomplish their goals” (1). [H] George’s realization causes him to start thinking about a way to get them where they want to be. [I] Since George finds out that achieving his dream is possible, he makes a way for himself to actually achieve it. [J] Throughout the story, Lennie constantly has George tell him about what their future is going to be like, and although it isn't clearly shown, this is the only real reason that George hasn't given up yet on himself and on Lennie. [K] In “The Will and Ways of Hope”, in the intro paragraphs, Barry writes, “The person who has hope has the will and determination to that goals will be achieved…” (1). [L] Lennie believes that eventually he and George will achieve their dream, so even though he isn’t very bright, he works extremely hard at his jobs to earn money with George. [M] If Lennie didn't have hope, he and George would be getting nowhere, and he wouldn't be following George everywhere listening to exactly what George tells him to do. [N] Their goal of one day achieving the american dream kept George and Lennie working hard to get

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