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Every Has a Dream

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 06:28 AM
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Most people have some kind of hopes or dreams.   Hopes


are “desires accompanied by expectations of


fulfillment, they are one that give promises to the


future.”   ( The Merriam Webster Dictionary, page 367).


Dreams are   “notable for their beauty, excellence,


and/or enjoyable quality.”   ( The Merriam Webster


Dictionary, pages 234-235).   However, these dreams are


many times thwarted by many obstacles along the way,


as happens to George and Lennie’s in John Steinback’s


novel, Of Mice and Men.   George promises Lennie’s aunt


Clara, right before she dies, that he will take care


of Lennie, and that they will always be together.


During the 1930’s, people like Lennie, who has a


mental handicap, and black’s, such as Crooks, the


stable man, are discriminated.   During this time, also


known as the Great Depression, barn workers like


George and Lennie would go around looking for work at


a ranch.   Very few Americans owned land, and only


rarely did they have any freedom.   George and Lennie


want to buy a piece of land.   To George this


symbolizes his freedom, he will then be able to


control his destiny, yet to Lennie, it means he will


be able to tend the rabbits, and therefor pet them as


much as he likes.   Steinback expresses some of man’s


hopes and dreams through the main characters actions.








        George and Lennie live in hope that their own, very


particular dream, will one day come true. They hope


they will work enough to earn the sufficient amount of


money needed for their piece of land.   The land is


important to them because it symbolizes their liberty,


their independence.   From the moment they buy the land


and on, they...

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