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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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