Dreams In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

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“ There wouldn’t be no more runnin’ round the country and getting fed by a Jap cook. No, sir, we’d have our own place where we belonged and not sleep in no bunkhouse” (Steinbeck 57). This quote from Of Mice and Men, is Lennie and George talking about their dreams. They’re both hoping to accomplish this by working hard everyday. Despite, everything that is happening in the Great Depression, everyone had their own hopes and dreams. Many hoped/prayed that their fantasy life in their head, would come true. I believe that the story, Of Mice and Men, By John Steinbeck, shows the significance of entertainment. It’s like a movie playing where each scene is how the reader imagines it. This will grab your attention, even when you don’t even think that it’s doing so.Therefore, I believe High School students should read Of Mice and Men.

Undoubtedly, Of Mice and Men shows imagery in every scene. By using imagery, a writer engages the reader's imagination, by painting a picture of a place they might otherwise never experience. For example, at the beginning of the book, Steinbeck describes the setting “On one side of the river the golden foothill slopes curve up on the strong and rocky Gabilan Mountains, but on the valley side the water is lined with trees--willows fresh and green with every spring, carrying in their lower leaf junctures the debris of winter’s flooding; and sycamores with mottled, white, recumbent limbs and branches that arch over the pool.” (1). To add on, this line

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