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Lennie and George´s Dream in Of Mice and Men by John Stienbeck

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1.describe Lennie and George's dream. How is their dream representative of the dreams of migrant workers in the 1930's?
A.intro paragraph
1.hook
a. The Declaration of Independence; signed in 1783 describes the American dream of "life liberty and the pursuit of happiness" most Americans strive and work our lives towards this one goal no matter the day or age our light at the end of the tunnel is a product of this "perfect" American dream.
2.thesis
a.george and Lennie have a dream similar to many others: mending the time of the Great Depression.
b.During the 1930's depression hit the states. Dreams were crushed, hopes were thrown away, and everyone strived for the now seemingly impossible American dream.
B. Body paragraph #1
1. George
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The American dream is "the traditional social ideals of the US, such as equality, democracy, and material prosperity".
a."If proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love then surely, surely we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great American Dream."-Michele Obama
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2.The period of the great depression took a toll on the entire American population and is marked by poverty, many became unemployed and lost a big portion of their life savings when the banks failed.
a. During this time the American dream became more difficult to achieve and was only done so by hard work and labor to earn your living and the strive to do better than your parents.
3.Wages fell through the floor when'd the depression hit
a.migrant workers in California made 3.35 cents per hour in 1928 made only 14 cents per hour in 1933.
b.Sugar beet workers in Colorado saw their wages decrease from $27 an acre in 1930 to $12.37 an acre three years later.
c.In Texas, migrant families during the Depression could expect yearly earnings of between $278 and $500.
4. The American dream during the geat depression was to own land where they could b their own boss and settle down with thre family not moving form one underpaid job to another.
C. Body paragraph #3
1. As we can see George and pennies dream represents the dream of
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