John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men

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“Everyone always says that anything is possible, but some things in life just can’t be reached. Sometimes your dreams just can’t be achieved.” (Carl Johnson) All humans living in America have dreams. These could all easily be described as the American Dream. The American Dream can frequently change from time to time due to the time period. It can also change due to the age of the person at hand. Children grow up having these dreams, but who knows how long these dreams will last. Some elderly people develop new dreams or are still chasing to fulfill the dreams they’ve had since they were much younger. These dreams are all things that people want and desire to have. Some of these dreams are unrealistic and could never happen.…show more content…
There is another point when the American Dream is found unachievable in Of Mice and Men. This is when Curley 's wife tells the story of wanting to become a photography model. She was unsuccessful in this though. This can easily be found in the book, Of Mice and Men. Stated on Page 86, “ ’Nother time I met a guy, an’ he was in pitchers. Went out to the Riverside Dance Palace with him. He says he was gonna put me in the movies. Says I was a natural. Soon’s he got back to Hollywood he was gonna write to me about it.” She looked closely at Lennie to see whether she was impressing him. “I never got that letter,” she said. “I always thought my ol’ lady stole it. ” Receiving a letter from that man was something that was very important to Curley’s wife. She really wanted to receive that letter. She desired to become someone that was somewhat famous. She desired to have nice clothing and to have wealth. Then, this man talks to her and says that he wants to put her in movies and photographs. He says that he will write to her when he gets back to Hollywood. Though, the man didn’t ever write to Curley’s wife. This upset her and made her somewhat disappointed. Through this example, it shows that Curley’s wife wasn’t able to fulfill a great dream and desire of hers. It also shows that Of Mice and Men portrays the American Dream to be most certainly unachievable. The American Dream during the 1930s compared to now has

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