John Steinbeck 's Of Mice And Men

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The definition of the American dream is the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity and the freedom to achieve the ideals of opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers. Some believe the American dream is possible, others believe it is not, but John Ernst Steinbeck, Jr saw that during the great depression that the American people had placed their trust into their government, into their banks, and into big money and ended up paying for it because everyone 's American dream died. As a result, Steinbeck believed that the American dream is better left in the dreamer’s hands rather than relying and entrusting it to someone else.
The novel Steinbeck wrote, Of Mice and Men, strongly exhibits his belief about the American dream. He has each of his characters reveal their American and how they relied and entrusted it to someone else resulting in none of the characters dreams coming true. For example when begins to tell of how they are going to have, “a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs” (Steinbeck, 13) he is quickly interrupted by Lennie shouting out, “an’ live off the fatta the lan’ and have rabbits” (Steinbeck, 14). Disclosing that Lennie’s American dream is to live off the land and have a bunch of rabbits which, is reliant upon George providing the house and land and entrusted that George will. Once this trust and reliance

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