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Of Mice and Men Essay - Failure to Achieve Dreams/Goals

Of Mice and Men Essay - Failure to Achieve Dreams/Goals

Many people have dreams in their lives, although in order to follow or meet that dream, one must face reality first. The characters in this novel had dreams that were not real or possible to achieve, but they still strived to accomplish that goal. To achieve one’s dreams or goal it usually means to make sacrifices. In all cases, if a dream is not real, reality cannot face it because of the way reality is. The characters in Mice and Men did not face reality and could not achieve there goals. Many of them had dreams which they either could not meet whether it was because of a mental or physical disability. Usually the dreams were to become a superstar, or own a large farm and start a new life over, but back then, that was usually not possible because of the conditions and the depression. Many characters in Mice and Men did not realize or meet their dreams or goals.

Lennie and George had a dream that was not real and could not be met because of the way things were back then, such as the depression. It was hard for people to receive a job because there was bankruptcy, people were poor, and people did not need workers. They wanted to own a farm in which would allow the two to stay alive and have a new future and have a better life than what they had. They could not meet it because George killed Lennie at the end of the novel and George could not afford to buy the land. When George killed Lennie, he became lonely and lost his dream and his best friend. Back then it was hard to have enough money to buy land, you would usually have to already have money, or already have the land. In this case, Lennie had all the money given to him from his aunt and all he needed was George to help and guide him into the correct direction. George was not as fortunate and had to save every single last dime to help pay for the land.

Curley's wife and Crooks, two cynics, scoff at the dream of Lennie and George as being unrealistic, but Candy sees its possibility and its beauty. Candy heard about Lennie and George’s dream and thought that he could have a new future...

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