John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men

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In 1949, the Gold Rush brought people from all over pursuing the American dream. A theory defines itself as if you is if you have enough perseverance and will power, you can make anything of yourself in the U.S.A. In John Steinbeck 's Of Mice and Men, two migrant workers are still struggling to find their speck of gold. George Milton, a smart, quick-tempered man looks after Lennie, a huge man that is mentally underdeveloped who doesn 't know just how strong he is. They have a simple dream of having their own land, which they get closer and closer to until it eventually fails, like many dreams in the Gold Rush. Their dream ultimately breaks down because of Lennie 's unconscious and restricted strength which prevents him ever succeeding in his only desire of petting soft things and because like many other migrant workers, they did have enough money.

Soft is one of the most common and attractive adjectives used to advertise and describe various things such as clothing and animals. Lennie is extremely entranced by the idea and motion of petting both of these things. Unfortunately, His desire is only matched by his enormous, unregulated strength. Consequently, even if Lennie is gently stroking something such as a mouse, it could abruptly die. "Lennie looked sadly up at him. "They was so little," he said, apologetically. "I 'd pet 'em, and pretty soon they bit my fingers and I pinched their heads a little and then they was dead--because they was so little." (9-10). Though the…

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