Theme Of The American Dream In Of Mice And Men

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The most important theme present in Of Mice and Men is the unattainability of the American Dream, represented by the outcome of all these characters lives. This theme shows in many of the characters lives such as Curly’s wife, Crooks, Candy, George, and Lennie. Before Curly’s wife died, she told Lennie about her dream of becoming an actress and getting on the “big screen”. However, instead of that dream getting fulfilled, she ended up unhappily married to Curly, never getting her American Dream. Another example of this is with the two main characters, George and Lennie. They stated in the first chapter that their dream was to own a farm. While they just talked about this as an impossible idea in their ideal world, this dream actually becomes
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