Essay On Lennie's Dream In Of Mice And Men

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“‘An’ live off the fatta the lan’,’ Lennie shouted. ‘ An’ have rabbits. Go on, George!’” (Steinbeck 14). In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, two travelers during the Great Depression by the name of George and Lennie are trying to accomplish their goal of having some land with a nice, small house. George and Lennie get so close to achieving this goal, but then Lennie gets into big trouble. He strangles their boss’s daughter-in-law to death, causing their dream to be put on hold. Lennie’s dream of having the opportunity to tend to the rabbits that the three men were going to have affected characters such as George, Curley’s wife, and Candy in a negative way.

First, a person that Lennie’s dream affected greatly was George, his best friend because he always had to
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For example, in the text it says, “For a moment he seemed bewildered. And then he whispered in a fright, ‘I done a bad thing. I done another bad thing’” (Steinbeck 91). Lennie indeed has done a terrible, terrible thing and this will cause him to run away and basically lose his job. Because George loves Lennie, George will want to stay with him, causing George to lose his job as well even though he didn’t have anything to do with the death of Curley’s wife. Another example of George being affected by Lennie’s dream is portrayed in this quote, “‘The hell with the rabbits. That’s all you ever can remember is them rabbits. O.K.! Now you listen and this time you got to remember so we don’t get in no trouble’” (Steinbeck 5). Based off what George has said in this quote, the reader can infer that Lennie can only think about his dream of having and raising rabbits. Because this is the only thing Lennie can ever think about, he forgets about other important things that keep himself out of trouble. And the reader knows that when Lennie gets into trouble, George is still going to stay with him anyways because he cares about Lennie. Also, in the text it states, “‘God,

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