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Lennie And George´S Dream In Of Mice And Men By John Stienbeck

858 words - 3 pages

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 and Lennie both desire to own a piece of land, one they can call their own.
a."to live off the fatta the lan"(13)
2.George strives to own a couple acres of land with animals such as pigs and chickens. Lennie strives to tend the rabbits, as he loves soft things.
a.This dream would enable George and Lennie to sustain themselves and offer protection from an inhospitable world.
3. It is debatable whether George truly believes this dream is possible or if he's putting on an act to keep Lennie happy and produce a little hope so the days arn't so blue. Either way,George does want this dream, but how he will get it and what the price of this dream is soon to be determined.
a."all kin's a vegetables in the garden, and if we want a little whiskey we can sell a few eggs or something, or some milk. We'd jus live there. We'd belong there. There wouldn't be no more runnin 'round the country and gettin' fed by a jap cook.No sir, we'd have our own place where we belonged and not sleep in no bunk house"
b. We can see George and lennie's desire to be free of the working load and produce a living of their own; to be free. Their desire is strong, but are the circumstances right?
B. Body paragrah #2
1. What is the American dream we speak of? We all strive for it whether you realize it or not, we're all looking to be happy wealthy and have the ability to sustain ourselves and others. 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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