Theme John Steinbacks Of Mice


Dreams are a train of thought or images passing through ones mind. Of mice and men’s two main themes consist of dreams and pipe dreams. Dreams can lead to problems, success, or neither. Dreams can also lead to new dreams as well. Some individuals can carry out their dreams, others cannot. Dreams involve commitment and one can never achieve it if you’re not dedicated in following through. This goes with just about any goal or dream. Each individual character has different and specific pipe dreams. These pipe dreams help to go more in depth in understanding each individual character. The pipe dreams shape the characters’ behavior and affect the way the character ...

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to make plans. Others as well, find that their planning might be futile and fruitless as time goes on.

George and Lennie both fit into the category of wanting to carry out their dreams and be different than everyone else by taking care and looking out for one another. Although, many of their individual pipe dreams followed a different view, but there were still some in which they shared. George was the “base” of his and Lennies friendship and loyalty. He was the “root” or “leader” so to speak. George would be the one who would keep things going on properly and more in order, to an extent. George had to be the “base” since Lennie was not strong enough. Proof of this is when he stated:

“If George don’t want me, I’ll go away. I’ll go away.” (Page 110)

Lennies pipe dreams were more selfish and related to himself rather than Georges. Lennie wished for rabbits, and furry creatures to ...

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