Analysis Of The Quest For A Dream In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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The Quest for a Dream In John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men, Candy is a symbol to readers that, no matter social class or age, all men have the right to dream which shows that no matter the person in the ranch they all have a dream. In the novella Candy has a dream to own his own ranch and to not need to work for any other person for the rest of his life. Candy talks about buying a little ranch with George and Lennie who share this dream. He believes so strongly in this dream that he will believe the word of a man whom he had just me. George and Lennie believe this dream would come true but Candy never expected it to happen. All men have the right to dream no matter who they are.
First of all, Candy is an old swamper who works at the ranch. In the past as
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As Candy heard George’s story about the house and the land Candy got more eager to join in with them. Candy doesn't know if the dream will or will not happen but he believes in it enough that he talks with Lennie in front of Crooks. Crooks doesn't believe that the men will ever be able to accomplish this dream. Candy still has no idea if George truly has money for this ranch but wants this dream so badly that he doesn't care about the facts. As he says, “Candy rubbed his cheek angrily. You goddamn right we’re gonna do it. George says we are”(Steinbeck 76). This shows that even though Candy has no set reason to believe George but he still does because he wants his dream to come true. If Candy has enough belief in this dream and George that he is willing to argue and get mad at Crooks who has only claimed to not believe them. This also shows how all men react when someone doubts there dream. All men have the belief that there lifelong dream will come true. When they're told by a person that it will never happen they will get mad and try to defend that

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