Summary Of The Book 'Of Mice And Men'

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“It may not be easy, life isn’t easy, but dreams keep you alive” (“John Muir” 2017). I think anybody can relate to this quote, and I also think this quote is very inspiring. John Steinbeck shows that having dreams or goals keeps you going in life and makes your life full and meaningful in the book, Of Mice and Men. There are three characters in the book Of Mice and Men that really show that dreams kept them alive and motivated to achieve their dream. These three characters are George, Lennie, and Crooks. ““O.K. Someday–––we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs and–––””(Steinbeck 14).This is a quote from George, him telling his dream to Lennie. This quote explains…show more content…
I think Crooks dream was getting respect from everybody, and be treated the same as everyone else. Crooks didn’t have anybody to talk to, which made him very lonely, and this explains all the books that he had in his room. “Crooks stood up from his bunk and faced her. “I had enough,” he said coldly. “You got no rights messing around in here at all. Now you jus’ get out, an’ get out quick. If you don’t, I’m gonna ast the boss not to ever let you come in the barn no more (Steinbeck 80).”” This quote by Crooks shows how much the other people don’t have respect for him. Crooks was suspicious when the other ranch workers came in because they never talk to Crooks. Crooks doesn’t want to be treated like that he just wants to be like everyone else. “The American dream means life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement" regardless of social class or circumstances of birth (“American Dream 2017”)”. These dreams that were mentioned, all relate back to the American dream. John Steinbeck showed in the book Of Mice and Men that your dreams can keep you going. Nobody in the book Of Mice and Men achieved or met their goals, but it made their life meaningful to them. “As soon as you begin to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has a meaning (“Barbara Sher Quotes
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