Of Mice and Men1 Book Report

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Of Mice and Men1





Do you have an unrealistic dream? In the book Of Mice and Men by John
Steinbeck, the main characters in the story each had a dream in which
they were unable to carry out. Taking place during the Great Depression
era in the United States, these individuals struggled to survive. The
theme "It is better not to have big dreams in life because they are too
difficult to attain and you end up bitterly disappointed and
unmotivated" was brought up and proven true by them. Lennie, Candy, and
Curley's wife's dreams, like "the best laid schemes o'mice an' men gang
aft a-gley, had been led astray. Lennie's dream had been shattered
when his craving for soft materials caused him to commit a crime.
Lennie dreamt of owning a farm and a little house with George, and most
of all, tending some rabbits. Seeking employment and asylum at Tyler
Ranch, Lennie longed to have a feel of some soft materials. However,
being a feeble-minded man, and having a childlike understanding of his
enormous strength, the result was tragic when Lennie broke the neck of
Curley's wife while feeling her soft hair. His first thought after the
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