Dreams, Friendship, And Tragedy In Steinbeck’s Of Mice And Men

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According to Steinbeck, “They fell into a silence. They looked at one another, amazed. This thing they had never really believed in was coming true. George said reverently, “Jesus
Christ! I bet we could swing her.” His eyes were full of wonder. “I bet we could
swing her,” he repeated softly” (Steinbeck 30). Candy and George realize that if they all put their money together they could actually afford a small farm of their own. According to McCarthy, “In the last analysis, George and Lennie symbolize something of the enduring and hopeful as well as the meaningless. They manage—if only for a brief time—to rise above circumstances and to convince others as well as themselves that dreams are ...view middle of the document...

He thinks about his future. George also is a good friend to Lennie. He helps Lennie with things because of Lennie’s mental issues. George does not always mean the things he says and does to Lennie; he is just trying to help him, and show Lennie what kind of good friend he is. He also shows Lennie how he cares.
George thinks positive about his dreams because he knows that he and Lennie will get their on farm one day and not work for anyone else. It is also better because they can do what they want, run their farm how they want to, and raise their own animals. It may be hard for them but never know what the outcome might be. According to Steinbeck, “They fell into a silence. They looked at one another, amazed. This thing they had never really believed in was coming true. George said reverently, “Jesus Christ! I bet we could swing her.” His eyes were full of wonder. “I bet we could swing her,” he repeated softly” (Steinbeck 30). Candy and George realize that if they all put their money together they could actually afford a small farm of their own (Steinbeck 30).
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