The novel "Of Mice and Men" was written at the time of the Depression. When the Wall Street Crash took place, this was when the banks went bankrupt due to stocks and shares and overproduction of goods. Many people were unemployed and had to travel around to look for work (which is what Lennie and George do, they are itinerant workers). Many of these people had an American dream, to have a house, some land, to be famous etc. Curleys wife had an American dream to be "in the pitchers" - to be famous in films. George and Lennie had the dream of owning their own ranch. Crooks had a dream of being treated equally to whites.
The unifying theme for Of Mice and Men is the failure of the American Dream in the 1930's.
what does the American dream have to do with of mice and men
Crooks dream in Of Mice and Men is to be treated equally
In the novel "Of Mice and Men" George and Lennie have a dream to own a farm with animals and the whole thing. This dream of theirs represents the American dream. Even now we all wish we could be celebrities and stuff, back then it was to own something you could call your own and not work for someone else. For most the American dream never comes true.
Of Mice and Men gets its name from the poem "to a mouse". The poem says "the best laid schemes o' mice and men gang aft a glay" which means - the best planned out plans often go wrong. This links to the novel as many characters have the American Dream. None of these come true e.g. George and Lennie have a dream to own a ranch. This goes wrong when Lennie accidently kills Curleys wife which leads to Lennies downfall. The poem says "o' mice and men", this is where Of Mice and Men gets its name.
The Poem "To a mouse" by Robert Burns. Of Mice and Men gets the name from this poem and when the poem says "the best laid schemes o' mice and men gang aft a glay" this means the best planned out plans of mice and men often go wrong. This represents the American dream, the characters plans to achieve this dream that go wrong.
They're rabbits. That's "wat" they are. They symbolize the American dream to Lennie
The value of friendship, and dreams (also the Great American Dream)
rabbits, the american dream, and touching soft things
to be part of george and lennie's dream with them
The American dream, friendship and loneliness, strength and weakness, and human nature.
The main purpose in "Of Mice and Men" is to teach readers of the difficulty of the American dream, and to show the hardships some people went through to try to get this dream. Most of the time these people were disappointed though.
To tend the rabbits
the third to last
be a pro boxer.
they share the same dream, they dream about they own house.
George and Lennie's dream is to buy a piece of land
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. A bit depressing but it's a good read.
Friendship, Loneliness, Dream
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the men in the 1930's america were lonely and they lived by the american dream. they couldnt trust anyone but in mice and men we see that lennie and george are together and slim questions gfeorge about his relationship with lennie.
the american dream that george and lenny will own their own land and be their bosses