Analysis Of George Orwell 's ' The Farm '

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During the middle of Section 3, Candy is told about a vision about buying a farm by Lennie. The farm has an important meaning because it is what keeps them going and hoping that one day their dream of buying a farm will be made a reality. It is their source of hope. It supplies mostly Lennie with comfort from the physical and mental pain they are put through. They work really hard to make their boss happy but the thought of them living through a time of not having back-breaking work wear them out and having control over themselves puts them at ease. This passage defines their idea of an American dream which is a very important element in the story where they have liberty, can count on themselves and can pursue true happiness. It …show more content…
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At the end of Section 1, George discusses and explains their friendship from his point of view while camping out in a clearing before reaching the ranch. He compares his lifestyle to others and tries to get George to see that they are lucky to have a special friendship especially when people like them get overwhelmed by loneliness. George and Lennie’s relationship is based on being there for each other and keeping each other company and that is the heart of the story. Of Mice and Men demonstrates that when you have someone to come to come for guidance and protection, it is easier to overcome their type of lifestyle where human nature is not at its best. George , Lennie , Candy , Curley’s wife and Crooks all shared one thing and that was loneliness, but their friendship makes them strive to become a better person and that maybe one day they will escape that type of lifestyle where they suffer and hope to one day make their dream of owning their farm and having their own freedom where they won’t be forced to be a part of the society they dwell in. Steinbeck did a great job at capturing the main essence of the characters. George , Lennie , Candy , Curley’s wife and Crooks all want the comfort of a friend but will assent to an understanding stranger who is attentive to what they have to say about their struggles
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