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Of Mice & Men- Theme of Dreams

A detailed Prezi on the running theme of 'Dreams' throughout the story 'Of Mice & Men'.

Spam Wade

on 17 May 2010

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Transcript of Of Mice & Men- Theme of Dreams

Of Mice & Men The American Dream From the 17th century immigrants dreamed of a better life in America. People went there to escape from persecution ofr poverty and to make a new life for themselves and their families. They dreamed of making their fortune in the goldfields. For many the dream became a nightmare. George and Lennie dreamed of their 'little house' whereas curleys wife dreamed of the movies. Each character through out the play has some Dream. Lennie- George and Lennie share a dream - to own a little patch of land and live on it in freedom. Lennie's main desire is to tend the soft-haired rabbits they will keep. George- George and Lennie share a dream - to own a little patch of land and live on it in freedom. He is so set on the idea that he even knows of some land that he thinks they could buy. Curleys Wife- She dreams of being a movie star. Her hopes were raised by a man who claimed he would take her to Hollywood, but when she didn't receive a letter from him, she married Curley. Candy- Candy joins George and Lennie's plan of owning a piece of land. His savings make the dream actually possible to achieve. Crooks- Crooks dreams of being seen as equal to everyone else. He knows his civil rights. He remembers fondly his childhood, when he played with white children who came to his family's chicken ranch, and longs for a similar relationship with white people again.
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