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Of Mice and Men - Dreams

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Cameron Taylor

on 18 October 2012

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Transcript of Of Mice and Men - Dreams

Discuss the importance of hopes and dreams in the novel Of Mice and Men The Title In 1929, the Wall Street Crash Struck Characters George and Lennie They want to have the farm Candy He wanted to live with his dog, and then with George and Lennie on the farm Curley's Wife She wanted to be "in the pictures" and she also wanted to have control over her own destiny. Curley He wanted to feel in power, and in control Crooks Crooks wanted to be accepted and to live peacefully Crooks is special, because he doesn't believe that dreams will come true Carlson Carlson represents the typical ranch worker of the 1930's. "Of Mice and Men" is a reference to the poem "To a Mouse" "the best laid schemes o' mice an' men
Gang aft agley,
An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain
For promis'd joy." "They ain't got nothing to look ahead to" Now Candy spoke his greatest fear. The impossibility to fulfill dreams 'I should of knew' George said hopelessly. 'I guess maybe way back in my heard I did.' George, P. 130 ‘You an’ me can get that little place, can’t we, George? Can't we?' George is talking about workers like Carlson Candy, P.131 'Coulda been in the movies, an' had nice clothes...'
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