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The Farm and the American Dream

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Luke Daly

on 27 September 2013

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Transcript of The Farm and the American Dream

A main symbol in "Of Mice and Men" is George and Lennie’s dream of owning their own farm. This represents a paradise, which is enticing but unfortunately unattainable.
Maintains George and Lennie’s friendship
Represents the independence and freedom that George and Lennie desire
Relates to theme of the American dream; “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”
Although the dream was real in their imagination, their circumstances made the dream nothing more than an illusion
and a trap
Steinbeck wants to say that even though dreams can fail, they’re
still important and give meaning to peoples' lives
The farm represents a paradise for the men which is an escape from their misery
Lennie was obsessed with the rabbits that would be on the farm, and these rabbits represented the hope and pure innocence in Lennie.
The Farm
and the
American Dream
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