English Research Paper on of Mice and Men
Research Paper April 30, 2010 Of Mice and Men The American Dream is something that many individuals have wanted for countless years. Although it has evolved during the past couple of years, many individuals still strive to achieve it. John Steinbeck in his novel “Of Mice and Men” illustrates this American Dream of the 1930’s. Steinbeck illustrates this dream as impossible through the failure of George and Lennie’s achievement of their dream.
To demonstrate the American Dream of the 1930’s in “Of Mice and Men,” Steinbeck uses George and Lennie’s dream as an example. In “Of Mice and Men,” George and Lennie have the typical 1930’s American Dream. George states in “Of Mice and Men”, “O. K. Someday—we’re gonna get the jack together … we’re gonna have a little house … an’ a couple of acres an’ a cow an’ some pigs and –” (Steinbeck 14). This is the typical American Dream of the 1930’s because most people wanted to own their own land and have a house, instead of having to live in a room full of men and working on a ranch for someone.
In “Of Mice and Men,” Crooks exclaims, “I’ve seen, hundreds of men come by on the