In this essay, I am going to write about the social and historical
In this essay, I am going to write about the social and historical context of 'Of Mice and Men', and how the dreams of certain people in the ranch went wrong and ended in tragedy. Most of the characters in
'Of Mice and Men' admit, at one point or another, to dreaming of a different life. Before her death, Curley's wife confesses her desire to be a movie star. Crooks allows himself the for the fantasy of hoeing a patch of garden on Lennie's farm one day, and Candy latches on desperately to George's vision of owning a couple of acres.
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American dream, which the hopeful couple expected to become a reality.
They were inspiring success for their dream because they were different from the others, as George explains to Lennie in the novel "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world.
They got no family. They don't belong no place…With us it ain't like that. We got a future. We got somebody to talk to that gives a damn about us."
Lennie's innocence raises him to a pure goodness. His passion for the vision of their future farm proves communicable as he convinces
George, Candy, Crooks that such dream might be possible. However,
Lennie is a character whom Steinbeck sets up for disaster, a character whose innocence only to ensure him destruction. George wanted freedom to live in safety and comfort with Lennie, free from the people like
Curley and Curley's wife, who suppose to exist only to cause trouble for them. Lennie is responsible for George's belief in this safe world, but eventually the nature of the world asserts itself and
George can no longer maintain that belief. By shooting Lennie, George spares his friend's death that would be delivered by Curley, but he also puts his own dream into rest of a perfect world.
One of the book's major themes revolves around Candy. The old handyman, left with only one hand as the