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The American Dream.
Transcript of The American Dream.
LENNIE: "I remember about the rabbits, George." When Lennie says this it shows he is more excited about the rabbits, and thinks more about them than George does. He talks about them all through out the book. At the end, there really was no turn out for his dream due to the fact that George had shot him and ended his life. LENNIE. George. (cc) image by quoimedia on Flickr George is a smaller man,
who takes care of Lennie.
GEORGE: "Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world." GEORGE: "Someday—we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs and—" (Cut off by Lennie.) George seems to be very excited about his future that he plans to have, he knows that there is good in store for him, no matter how he gets there. There is hope for George when referring to the dream since he might live it with Slim. George is to Slim as Lennie is to George. He kind of looks up to Slim. Crooks. Crooks is the only African American in the Novel. He is a very bitter man because of the unfair treatment he gets. CROOKS: "Suppose you didn't have nobody. Suppose you couldn't go into the bunk house and play rummy 'cause you was black. How'd you like that? Suppose you had to sit out here an' read books. Sure you could play horseshoes till it got dark, but then you got to read books. Books ain't no good. A guy needs somebody-to be near him. A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody. Don't make no difference who the guy is, long's he's with you. I tell ya, I tell ya a guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick"
CROOKS: Maybe you guys better go. I ain't sure I want you in here no more. A colored man got to have some rights even if he don't like 'em." It seems as if Crooks wants a better dream, more rights for himself, more equality. Crook’s says that the dream is not going come true because, he has seen so many men walk through that farm and each of them wanted land but none of them got it. Candy Candy is an elderly man who loves his dog. Candy: "You seen what they done to my dog tonight? They says he wasn't no good to himself nor nobody else. When they can me here I wish somebody would shoot me." Candy: "And they give me two hundred and fifty dollars 'cause I lost my hand. An' I got fifty more saved up right in the bank right now. That's three hundred." Candys' dream is to leave the farm and try to go some place else. So, he gets really excited to hear George and Lennie talking about it. He also wants in on the house they plan to buy and offers to pay more than half. Candys' dream does not go through, due to the fact that George had to kill Lennie. Then, George and Slim made a plan. All in all, Candy got the worst ending. Now, he is stuck to a hard-working, under paid, job that he sincerely hates. Curley's Wife. (cc) image by rocketboom on Flickr Curley's wife is a nice woman with dark brown hair. Although, is very controlled by Curley. "What's the matter with me? Ain't I got a right to talk to nobody?" "I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely." "I ain't used to livin' like this. I could of made something of myself." Curley's wife is stuck on the ranch because Curley doesn't ever let her leave the ranch. So, her dream is to leave the ranch and find better endeavors. She aspires to be an actress, but didn't because she rushed into a relationship with Curley. Curley's wife's dream was pretty much ended after she was killed on accident, by Lennie. So, she really did not get a chance to pursue anything with her dreams.