24 September 20009
Assignment: Of Mice and Men, Major Essay #1 prompt #2
The big dream that George and Lennie always wanted
In the book of Mice of Men by John Stienbeck, George and Lennie have a dream to get their own little place where they can live instead of on the farm in the bunkhouse. Lennie is always excited when he talks about getting their place they always wanted. In their dream they wanted to have a shack, alfalfa, apples, and a lot of other things. Lennie’s part of the dream is to tend all of the rabbits where they live. George knows that it is going to be hard for them to attain their dream. George and Lennie are prevented from attaining their ...view middle of the document...
This is difficult for George because they have to keep moving so Lennie doesn’t get in more trouble. When Lennie keeps getting into trouble that means that they can never get the dream that they always wanted. Furthermore, Lennie notes to himself, “George is going to tell me I done a bad thing, please don’t tell, I done a bad thing” (91), when he accidently strangles Curley’s wife not knowing his own strength. By Lennie not knowing his own strength he doesn’t really know when he will kill something, so he is always going to get in trouble for something.
George and Lennie’s inability to get all the money needed to get their dream house is an obstacle to attaining their dream. For example, George tells Candy “I got to think about that, we were always going to do it ourselves” (59) because Candy wanted to join so that they could have enough money to get their dream house. It seemed awkward for George and lennie because they would have never thought that someone would want to help pay for their house, and live with them. Secondly, George also mentions about Candy being a part of their dream “I’m going to write...