The Power Of Dreams In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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A dream is so strong it can change someone’s life. Curley’s wife’s dream was lost and now she lives an unhappy life. George and Lennie have a dream that gives them a reason to keep working. They have a dream so strong that anyone who hears it wants to be a part of getting the dream to become reality. Dreams have the power to change lives and give hope. Curley’s wife lost her dream and now she is miserable and unhappy. “I always thought my ol’ lady stole it” (Steinbeck 88). What she means by this was, she wanted to be an actress but her letter she was supposed to get never came, and she blames her mom. “Well, I wasn’t going to stay no place where I couldn’t get nowhere or make something of myself an’ where they stole your letters” (Steinbeck 88). She wanted to try and go out into the world and prove she was good enough. “I don’ like Curley” (Steinbeck 89). Curley’s own wife doesn’t like him, she is lonely and feels forgotten. Curley’s wife wishes she could get her dream back. George and Lennie have a dream that gives hope for a better life. “O.k.-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 and-“ (Steinbeck 14). …show more content…
“ Candy says, “ I’d make a will an’ leave my share to you guys in case I kick off, ‘cause I ain’t got no relatives nor nothing” (Steinbeck 59). Candy heard what they were going to try and do and he was so determined to help them, that he would leave his money to them. “…if you…guys would want a hand to work for nothing – just his keep, why I’d come an’ lend a hand” (Steinbeck 76). Crooks was willing to help work for nothing, simply because the dream seemed so real, he wants to see it come to life. “Ain’t many guys travel around together…” (Steinbeck 35). Slim believes more guys should travel together and set a goal to try and work towards. George and Lennie’s is so powerful it drew in everyone that heard

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