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Impossibility Of The American Dream In Of Mice And Men

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During the Great Depression, the American Dream was but an elusive shadow, one that would taunt men into a false sense of hope and security. This is evident in this novella, Steinbeck illustrating clearly the impossibility of the American Dream. Characters such as George and Lennie with their dream of owning their own land, Crooks and his vision of regaining his life from working on the land, and Curley’s wife and her idea of becoming a Hollywood star are clear examples of this. Every man had his own dream, but few would ever truly succeed in finding his own
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