Essay on The Dream Of George And Lennie 's ' Of Mice And Men '

1969 Words Dec 2nd, 2015 8 Pages
Dreams keep people going. The dreams keep pushing people forward and allow them to believe their dreams can improve their ways of living. They want the good life of no worries about money and having nice things. This is the American Dream. In Of Mice and Men George and Lennie have the dream of getting their own farm. This dream keeps them moving forward, working with a purpose. They kept going together with this dream for a very long time, and without it, who knows where they would be. Without their American Dream, George and Lennie would not have been driven as much as they were. They would not have kept going and made it as far as they did. In Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech “I Have a Dream,” he explains how he would like everyone to live in a world not judged by the color of their skin. His American Dream was to have every colored person have a fair chance in life. To have the same opportunities as the white people. To not be turned away without a chance, merely because of the color of their skin. He fought for his dream and motivated others as well. In the short story, by Guy de Maupassant named “The Necklace,” a girl named Mathilde Loisel has the dream of becoming rich. Her dream was to worry about money no more. Her hopes for the American Dream were crushed when she had to buy a necklace for her friend. After buying the necklace, Mathilde went into massive debt and was no longer able to achieve her American Dream which brought down her spirits.…

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