Monday, January 12, 2009

Of Mice and Men: Dreams


George and Lennie are bound by a common dream. Identify this dream and consider the following: Is their dream realistic? Do they both value the same aspects of the dream? How does Steinbeck use the other characters to further define George and Lennie's dream?

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

William Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is a novella about two migrant farmers working in California; for a dream of one day owning there own land. Their dream is realistic; their dream appears to be the same however they do not value the same aspects of that dream.
This dream of owning land is very realistic; in the time period in which they lived 600 dollars would be enough for a ranch; with a decent amount of land. It would even be possible for them to own that property in six months; since they earn one hundred dollars in a month of work. This dream of theirs was very realistic on almost complete.
The dream did seem to be the same for both; however they valued different aspects of the dream. Lennie admired the dream for one reason. Rabbits, he was going to tend the rabbits. Lennie throughout the story had an obsession with soft things. He constantly petted things; and the idea of having hundreds of rabbits all to himself was the one thought that kept him going. He didn’t want to do anything wrong; his goal, his dream was only the rabbits.
George had the same dream as Lennie; however he was not concerned with the rabbits George’s dream was to have pride. He worked as a migrant farmer; working on many farms; but never being the boss. He wanted to own his own land, be his own boss; “an live off the fatta the lan’.” George felt that he would grow everything he needs to survive; that he wouldn’t need to work for anyone. Pride and respect, which is what the dream means to George.
The dream is very realistic; and appears to be so close to them now. Lennie wants the dream because he wants to tend the rabbits. He wants to pet them all day. George clenches to the dream; just as Lennie does but not for the same reason. George is tired of working on other peoples land. He wants to own his own land; this way he earns himself respect and pride. They both want this realistic dream to come true; one for pride and respect; the other for something to pet and tend.

Anthony Berardi

Kristy said...

Kristy Cataloni
Class D

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is a novella of the story of two migrant farmers, Lennie and George. Lennie is a big, but slow man. As if he had the mind of a child. George is small, but whit. He and Lennie have the dream of owning their own farm someday. The two men will need to earn one hundred dollars to live out their dreams.

These two men have the same dream of one day owning their own farm. At the beginning of the story Lennie has a mouse in his pocket. But with his undiagnosed mental disorder, he does not know his own strength. Thus, he snapped the neck of the mouse from patting it to hard. George yells at him to get rid of it, but Lennie still keeps it in his pocket. George wants Lennie to behave, so he tells him he can tend the rabbits on their future farm. Lennie tries his hardest because he loves animals. This makes Lennie even more excited that his dream would come true of owning a farm with George; better yet he gets to tend the rabbits.

I believe that both men have the same dream of owning a farm, but have different thoughts about the farm. George’s idea is that he wants his own farm so he doesn’t have to travel. That he can supply food for Lennie and himself, and have other men work for him. Lennie’s idea of the farm is to have lots of animals, like the rabbits he gets to tend. Their dream is realistic, but is hard to accomplish with Lennie’s problems.

Therefore, I think that both men shared the same dream. But they added in their own ideas to their fantasy. Lennie’s dream is sadly ended by his death. I believe that George will live on to pursue his dream, but it will not be the same without his best friend Lennie.

Anonymous said...

In the novella Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, the characters George and Lennie are bound by a common dream. This dream that they share is to own a farm with a small, little house, lots of land, and many rabbits. Despite the fact that the two men believed their dream was the same, is was pretty different to an extent.

Although it appears the two characters want the same dream, they both have different priorities that they would like to fill. George wants independence and to live off the land. But Lennie doesn’t necessarily care for the independence as much. Lennie wants lots of rabbits, and he wants to care for them himself. Lennie constantly asks George to remind him of the dream, and George reminds him if Lennie gets them in trouble he might not let him tend to the rabbits. Lennie gets really worried whenever he does anything that might not to be George’s standards; his only life goal is to make George happy so he can tend to the rabbits on their farm.

To Lennie, the dream appears realistic, but to George it isn’t so much. Lennie always begs George to remind him of the dream, and George is always resistant. George is resistant because he knows it may never happen for them. But Lennie is confident that it will happen if he doesn’t get them in trouble.

The two characters, George and Lennie, share the same dream, but have different concerns. Everyone has a different dream that motivates them through life. Dreams are like snowflakes, each one is different.

-Amanda Murphy( :

Anonymous said...

In the novella Of Mice and Men George Milton and Lennie Smalls both dream about owning a little piece of land with a few animals like pigs and rabbits and have an alfalfa patch to feed the rabbits. They are going to live there together and “live off the fatta the lan”. George always told Lennie he could tend to the rabbits. Even though their dreams seemed to be the same, each wanted a different aspect out of it.
Georges dream was to stop moving around and working anywhere he could get a job and just settle in one spot and work for himself. He wanted to stop worrying about what they will do next and where they will go. He wanted to be in a place where he knew Lennie would not be able to get them fired because of something he did. George’s main dream was to know he was set and secure where he was and know that nobody could take that away from him.
Lennies dream was to be able to stop working and tend the rabbits and feed them alfalfa. Lennie also wants to stop moving around so much but his main reason is so he can relax and do what he wants to do, tend the rabbits. He wants to be free from responsibility and worry. He wants to be in a place where he can’t mess anything up for George. He wants to be somewhere and know he is going to stay there.
George and Lennies dream is more similar than different. Even though they want different things, the things they want are based around a common desire, to be able to live without worry by themselves and for themselves.
->Lindsay Garrone

Anonymous said...

In the novella, Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, George and Lennie are bound by a common dream. They both picture their lives into the future being everything they have ever wanted. Lennie craved to tend rabbits, while George wanted to have money and a farm. The men believed they shared the same dream with one another; but to a point they had different plans.

Even though they thought they had the same dream, we realize it was different. Lennie loved when George would tell him about their plan on the farm. Even though George would mention a great deal of other details, Lennie could only focus on his love for tending the rabbits. Lennie didn’t care for anything else in the future dream. He would also try his best to behave for George so he was able to look after the rabbits. Seeing how Lennie doesn’t realize his strength, many of the rabbits would be killed and his tending the rabbits would end shortly. This would crush Lennie’s dream which makes this unrealistic. George wanted to make his own money off of the land that they would own. In the situation they were currently in, they didn’t have anything of their own. George dreamed of having things to improve his lifestyle unlike Lennie. As we see, the big dream was the same at a point but they each favored something more.

As one reads; you could tell that this dream they pictured made both of the men happy. This dream isn’t very realistic and George understands this. Lennie would continually ask George to tell him the dream. George tries to ignore telling this because he knows that it mostly won’t happen. To the men they pictured the same dream but they both have different importance of it. Many people may think that a partner and one share the same dream and future; then realize they really value something different in the end.

-Brianna Rogers!

Anonymous said...

George Milton and Lennie Smalls are the main characters of Of Mice and Men. In this story, both characters have dreams of owning their own ranch and living the free life. Although each character shares a similar idea of what the ranch to be, there are a small amount of differences. George wants only independence, while Lennie only wants one thing that relates to his obsession.

The way George wants his ranch is very similar to how Lennie wants his. However, George wants his ranch to be a little different. George does not care what is on the ranch. George only wants to be the boss of his ranch and have independence. After George and Lennie buy the ranch, George will just relax and live his life. George wants to be a free man, not to work day and night working for somebody else. He feels as if he were a slave, not a free man. However, one thing that George hates is being ordered to do something. George will infuriate with anger when being bossed around and the outcome will not be good. However, when George receives the ranch, he will not have to take orders and he can order Lennie around to do all the work, under one condition. George’s dream seems realistic because George’s dream does not ask for much and there will be nobody who can boss him around.

Lennie’s dream of the ranch is also very similar to how George wants his ranch, however, Lennie wants one more thing. Although Lennie also does not want to be bossed around, Lennie wants to pet the fur of the rabbits. Lennie wants to play with the rabbits all day, petting them and taking care of them while he takes care of the garden. Although Lennie’s dream of the ranch takes a little more work, Lennie’s main focus is on the rabbits. Lennie was working very hard to earn his rabbits, obeying orders from George, working very hard on the barn, etc. Lennie’s only goal was to stay home and tend the rabbits all day long. Lennie’s dream is also realistic because it is easy to build an area for the rabbits and to tend them. Lennie does not ask for much, but it is a little more sophisticated than George’s.




George and Lennie share similar dreams about the ranch, however, there are a small amount of differences. They both want to own their ranch and to live free, but the main difference is that Lennie want Rabbits to tend every day. In the long run, both characters value the same aspects of the dream.

Panos Nikolos

Brandon Moreau said...

William Steinbeck’s two characters in the Tale Of Mice And Men Lennie and George are pooling their finances in order to buy a ranch. However, both men have different desires and as a result they have different dreams. These desires lead to the death of Lennie as his love for soft things was unable to keep him in line and lead to the death of Curly’s wife, who as was George predicted would cause only trouble for the unfortunate pair.

George and Lennie both come together in the story and are introduced to us by Steinbeck as two people who want to own a piece of land for themselves which would fulfill each others deepest desires. So while both men supposedly desire land the fact that they have different reasons for the land can therefore be used as evidence that the two dreams of these men are different. In the ranch the two migrant farmers dream of acquiring all Lenny wants to have are animals that are big enough for him to pet without killing the animals. The animals that Lenny desires are rabbits and the only reason that he would want a ranch would be to have hundreds of rabbits to take care of, feed and tend every day. George however desires independence and all interest he had with the rabbits would be to sell the rabbits and maybe eat a few as well. For George is a more realistic down to earth person, and is concerned with more important money making and self sustaining matters other than tending rabbits.

In the end George kills Lennie and the author never tells us whether or not George was able to ever achieve his dream without Lennie. This story educates us on the dangers of temptation and greed as well as encourages acquisition through time and careful planning. The warning Steinbeck presents us with should remind us all that it only takes one slip for years of planning and endurance to be undone.

Anonymous said...

In John Steinbecks of Mice and Men, the two main characters George and Lennie share a common goal. George and Lennie are two migrant farmers who are exact opposites. Lennie is huge and not too bright and George is small but the smartest of the two. They are linked together by the idea of running they're own ranch together. They do not however, share the same aspects of the dream.

George's values of the dream are much more logical like he usually is. George wants to be able to work for himself, and provide for himself. He wants to be able to harvest crops that he can enjoy himself. Knowing that he doesn't have to depend on somebody else for work and to make a living. It's like he wants security in his job, if he is working for himself no one can fire him. If he's sick he can take the day out and not hear it from the boss.

Lennie thinks of the exact opposite when he thinks of the ranch they work for. The rabbits, the rabbits is all Lennie is working for, all he tries to behave for. Lennie enjoys soft things more than anything and all the mice he has picked up to just pet have died because he is too powerful. The rabbits are a sort of incentive for Lennie from George if he can behave while they're on the farm. All the time you notice Lennie saying to himself "George ain't gonna let me tend no rabbits". As if he lives by the idea of rabbits. Stability is the least of his worries.

Even though the boys have different personal goals, they need to learn to accept each other and work together. George needs Lennie's strengths and Lennie needs George's mind. Lennie is a little more dependent on George, but George wouldn't be where he is getting the jobs that he does. George could leave Lennie somewhere and get to his dream that much faster not having to deal with Lennies problems. I don't think that George would be the same guy without his slower companion.

George and Lennie share the same dream with different views, but they need each other to get where they need to go. Proving that even the most different people can be the best of friends. That everybody needs somebody to help them. George will still live out his dream of owning the farm, but it will never be the same.

Sarah Nordstrom

Anonymous said...

Of Mice and Men, a novella written by John Steinbeck is about two men named George and Lennie who are bound by a common dream. George and Lennie’s dream is to have their own land and be able to support them by what they take part in on their land. The dream that these men share have the same aspects to an extent, but also have their different dreams within the main dream.
George and Lennie both have the same idea of their dream, but they also have different priorities for their future. The dream is that George and Lennie want to find land that has a house big enough for both of them, and good land for crops and animals. George priority is to not have to move from ranch to ranch looking for work, and working for other people. He wants to be able to have his own place and land that he can work on and make his own money. On the other hand, Lennie just wants a place where he can tend to his rabbits and just be around them all day everyday.
The dream of George and Lennie is to be able to support themselves by working and tending to their own land. Their dream is no different than anyone else’s dream. In real life everyone dreams of one day living on their own and supporting themselves. George and Lennie’s dream is not anything new because people struggle with holding up their households in daily life.


-Natalie Tarrie

Anonymous said...

In the story of Mice and Men, the two main characters, George Milton and Lennie Small share a common dream. They both want to own a ranch and live on their own. But Lennie and George want different thing out of the ranch.
Lennie and George are very different characters but they work together and help one another at there weaknesses. Lennie is a very large, slow minded character and his attachment is to soft and fury things. Unfortunately his love for soft thing gets him in trouble because he doesn’t know his own strength and he ends up killing the soft things. So when he thinks of his dream he pictures many rabbits on the ranch that he gets to pet as much as he wants. This dream is actually a pretty realistic dream. George on the other hand, is a small but sharp witted character. What he wants out of the ranch is ownership. He wants to own his own property and have his own responsibilities. This dream is realistic if he gets enough money to own his own ranch.
Both Lennie and George share a common dream but have something else in mind when they think about there dream. Lennie wants to tend the rabbits and George wants his own land. But who cares about two people that have a common dream, we all have dreams that we wish to fulfill. The answer to that is, this book shows that different personalities can work together and only if they work together will there dream become a reality.

alex devolve

cassie said...

George Milton and Lennie Smalls are best friends that work together as migrant farmers. George is a small thin guy who is very smart, quick and independent. Lennie is a big guy who is slow (mentally), not independent, does not realize his own strength, and loves to feel soft furry things, particularly animals. George and Lennie take care of each other and help each other out in the rough times. They both share a common extravagant dream. Their dream is to make as much money as they can and buy a ranch with animals and all colors and types of small rabbits. I believe that Lennie and George kind of share the same dream.
George Miltons’ part of the dream is to own a ranch and have lots of money. He wants to save up all of the money they make working and put it towards their ranch. George wants to own a ranch in particular because he wants to be his own boss. If he owns a ranch then he can have work all year round. He will also not get fired because of his buddy Lennies’ mistakes. I do not really think that he cares too much about tending to the rabbits. But I do think he will still get them because Lennie cares about them and Lennie will get a lot of work done if he is happy. It is not a main priority for him but he will still do it for Lennie. Georges’ dream is a little more realistic and different from Lennie’s dream.
Lennie Smalls has a dream to tend to rabbits on a ranch. He wants all types of rabbits big and small. He wants every colored rabbit like purple, brown, black, and blue. He wants to tend to rabbits really badly because he has a fetish with soft furry things. He loves the feel of them. He also believes that they are not that small that he will kill them easily. Lennie also thinks that rabbits are so loveable, and that tending to them will be very easy. Lennie does not really care about the ranch part and the being their own boss thing just that they have tons of rabbits. Lennie’s dream is a little less realistic than Georges and has a different perspective than Georges dream.
Lennie and George both have the same dream but in different ways. Lennies main focus of the dream is tending to all of the different types, and colored rabbits. While Georges main focus of the dream is to be his own boss and own his own ranch. They both like the idea of each others dream and put them together but like their own better. We read this book now because Lennie had a mental retardation but they did not know about it and George and Lennie were so different but still were friends.
-Cassie S. period D

Anonymous said...

In Steinbeck’s, Of Mice and Men, George and Lenny’s dream is to own a farm and some land and to have people work on it, and have animals (rabbits in particular) on the farm. Although their dream seems similar, each of them wants something a little different, it then bleeds together to make a common dream. George wants the pride of owning a farm, along with the money and the crops that owning a farm produces, and to have others work for him On the other hand, Lenny wants to tend to all the animals on the farm, because he loves all animals, especially rabbits.

An example of this would be when he talks about how when they own the farm, that they wont have to travel as much, and they wont have to keep moving from town to town looking for work. Originally, a month before they set out for Soledad, they were in a town called Weed, and they left because Lenny got them into trouble by grabbing a women’s dress, and scaring her. She claimed rape, and the authorities were after them, so they had to run out of town and hide. George was always a little upset with Lenny about getting them into trouble, and for being so daft, but he knew Lenny couldn’t help it. “He ain’t mean, I can see Lenny ain’t a bit mean” says Slim. Lenny is a nice guy, and has nothing but good intentions, but sometimes, he doesn’t know his own strength or right from wrong.

Along their travels, Lenny finds a dead mouse, and wants to keep it so he can pet it. He likes having a pet he can carry along with him, because he likes petting and playing with them. Another example of this is when Slim is offering to give away a puppy, and Lenny asks George if he can have one. George says yes, and he is so excited. He plays with them in the barn, and he is eventually told to leave them alone that is how much he loves his puppy. At one point, Lenny was playing with his puppy, and he hit it, accidentally killing it. He said after when he was explaining it that “it made like it was gonna bite me, so I hit it.”

In a sense, yes, George and Lenny’s dream is the same, but it depends on how you look at it. From the point of view I look at it, George wants all of these: money, a farm, workers, pride in land; and Lenny wants to live somewhere and to tend to all the animals on the farm. In the story, some of the characters influence some aspects of the dream in both George and Lenny. Candy, for example, wants to join the two guys and help them on the farm. He even says that he’ll put down $300 on the farm they’re going to buy. Crook, on the other hand, says that it is not a “dream worth dreaming.” He says that it is not a reasonable dream, and that the guys will not receive any of what they desire.


John Norton
English D

Anonymous said...

John Steinbeck's book Of Mice And Men had two very unique characters bound by a common dream, to be the owner of their own farm. Even though Gorge and Lennie appeared to be of the same mind when it came to their ultimate desire they were divided in their wants. The two men were the most opposite of friends with even more divided dreams.
Lennie Smalls dreamt about not a farm and family but about the rabbits. The rabbits would give Lennie a chance to learn how to not kill when he plays and pets all things soft and furry. The farm to him, was also peace because with Gorge and Lennie having their own farm Lennie could not hurt anyone if no one is their to hurt. Lennie really just wants the farm for peace.
Gorge Milton has a dream, one not of rabbits and peace of mind but of the classical American type. Gorge wants a white picket fence three children and a wife, he wants the peace only a family can bring. Gorge wants peace for Lennie as well, he wants for Lennie not to have to have to be afraid of getting him self in trouble. The man Gorge Milton just wants that farm house, that stability.
These two men Lennie Smalls and Gorge Milton are as different as two friends can be, but they have a dream and even this ultimate desire is different. Gorge wants a farm and family, but poor Lennie just wants a bit of peace and rabbits. The two men Gorge Milton and Lennie Smalls are as different as can be.
Bradley Jones

Anonymous said...

John Steinbeck wrote the novel “Of Mice and Men.” George takes care of Lennie. Lennie may be slow but he loves furry animals and he is a hard working. George yells at him most of the time. George Milton and Lennie Small share a common dream. George wants large land and lots of room for cows and chickens. Lennie just wants to tend the rabbits. In my opinion, I think they do not share a common dream. I think George and Lennie have different dreams.



There is a difference from George’s dream and Lennie’s dream. All George wants is to have a large part of land and be rich. I don’t think George knows how much it’s going to take for his dream to come true. I think George doesn’t care on how he does it. I think he just wants what he wants and that he doesn’t care of what Lennie wants or deserves. All George does to Lennie is tease him
and yells at him for not good enough reasons. I know that it’s probably a pain in
the butt that George has to take care of him. I think George’s dream is more
realistic than Lennie’s. I think Lennie deserves more value aspects of this
dream.


Lennie’s dream, he wants to tend the rabbits. He loves furry animals and he
might be strong but he doesn’t mean to hurt nobody. I think he deserves more
than just tend the rabbits, only because George yells at him most of the time.
Lennie should not be yelled at all the time. Lennie deserves more. I think George
has more value of the dream than Lennie. I don’t think this dream is realistic but
I think it should happen because Lennie is a good guy. And he deserves more.


Both dreams have valuable aspects. Lennie’s dream has different aspects
than George’s dream. These dreams are important to the book, because you
are suppose to have dreams that you think are suppose to come true. In ones
life, they make dreams that they want and may come true. It may not be
realistic but that’s what they want.

Kim
Lynch

Anonymous said...

Caisey Calabro
January 12, 2009
English E
Of mice and men Essay



In the story “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinback, the main characters of Lennie Small and George Milton have a form of the same life dream. George and Lennie travel around to different ranches together and work together. George watches over Lennie because Lennies Aunt Clara asked him to before she passed away. Lennie may not be smart but he is a good worker and together George and Lennie make a good team except for some exceptions. They both have the dream of owning their own ranch one day.

George is a man who wants to be wealthy and to have his own freedoms. He wants to stop being told what to do and he wants to be his own boss. George’s picture of living on the dream includes; growing crops, having his own meat, and being his own free man. George wants to have his own room and he wants to be the one doing the firing and not to be the one being fired anymore. George’s views are much different than the views of his pal Lennie.

Lennie only wants to live on his own ranch so that he can tend to the rabbits with alfa alfa. Lennie with not wanting much of anything from life besides having something soft that he can rub doesn’t care about making money or having his own crops. All Lennie wants is to be with George and the rabbits and he doesn’t want to get into any trouble.

Lennie and George may have had the same dream but they had different prospective about the dream. George is more of a business man and Lennie is more laid back and goes with the flow. Lennies doesn’t really have any goals set out for him unlike with George who wants to be in control of his own life. Whatever George does he has to keep Lennie in mind and he needs to incorporate Lennie into his plans in life, unlike with Lennie who only wants to make himself happy. Lennies dream is more of a fantasy as where Georges dream is more of a reality if he has the determination to succeed.

Anonymous said...

Gary Portway
Period F

Throughout the story of Mice and Men, The main characters Lennie (a slow-witted gentle giant) and George (a small short tempered man) are two great friends who look after each other. They both hope to own they’re own ranch, except whenever George or Lennie would bring it up; the other of the two would be thinking about owning the ranch for a different reason. The dream of owning a ranch has two perspectives. Lennie’s perspective of the ranch is basically a petting zoo where he can tend to rabbits. George on the other hand, has more of a mature view of owning a ranch; he feels he has his own freedom when he owns his own animals, land, crops. George also sees him owning a ranch as a way to support his funds.
However, this dream is a dream. George and Lennie need money to make a ranch, and they have trouble obtaining money because of the trouble Lennie gets him and George in. Well, to be exact, Lennie gets himself in trouble, George is sort of bound to looking after him so when Lennie is forced to leave work or a ranch, George is right beside him. Despite the difficulties of obtaining they’re own ranch, Lennie had the tendency to not know his own strength, so when he holds small soft things he “squeezes” to hard and kills things that are soft such as mice, puppies…or women…
Lennie and George seem to cancel each other’s “miscues”. Lennie being a dumb brute and George being not half as a good worker as Lennie, but at least he keeps a good will towards working and has knowledge of what he’s doing. This concept would remain if George and Lennie ever did get they’re ranch. George would handle the money and the finances while Lennie would enjoy himself with his animals he would have, while listening to George’s commands of how and what to work on. Overall, this works out quite nicely, somebody who takes the “physical” aspect of a ranch and somebody who takes a sort of “mental” or mind set of the ranch.
The bottom line is that if Lennie never died and George and him continued to work on farms, all they would need to do is get by the “obstacle” of obtaining money and staying out of trouble and if they could of done that then owning they’re own ranch would have been a piece of cake. Except, Lennie in fact; died. What that removes is the responsibility for George to take care of Lennie, this way he could possibly do his own work while only worrying for himself so he could have made his money a lot quicker than with Lennie. And on top of that, you can’t run personal on your own ranch with just great brute strength, but if you have the “mind set” that George possessed, you could find “smarter” yet, brute workers. Thus, George would have a harder path towards his ultimate goal with Lennie, without him by his side, the difficulties are removed and George can basically accomplish his dream.

Anonymous said...

Kady Ferguson
English F
January 12,2009

In the novella, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the two main characters of Lennie and George share a common dream of owning their own ranch one day. On their ranch there would be many fields for them to plant their own crops, and many animals of their own to take care of. They would have a place to call home; a place to know that they will not be kicked out of. George and Lennie have been dreaming of this lifestyle for as long as they have started working on other ranches. Many people have their own opinion of this dream, including Lennie and George as well as Crooks, Candy and Curley’s Wife. Despite others opinions, George and Lennie still have their own opinions and hopes for this overall dream.
This grand dream managed to escape the minds of George and Lennie and into the minds of the people on the ranch. Crooks believes that they will never be able to accomplish this dream because he sees this too often. He has seen every worker come in with hopes of owning their own ranch one day, but never being able to reach it. His faith in George and Lennie, however, was changed once he was told they had a place in line for them and almost enough money for it. What separated George and Lennie apart from the rest of the guys with the same dream was that they had each other; they were not alone. Candy was enthralled with the idea, and asked to be in on it because he too wanted a place to belong to. He had faith in this vision, and was even going to contribute a large sum to the ranch’s initial cost. The last person who gave an opinion on the ranch was Curley’s wife, and she was only interested in her dreams. She once had dreams and they were all ruined, and she believes the same will happen to Lennie and George. All of them besides Candy have little or no faith in George and Lennie’s happy ranch that they so desperately want.
One of the only opinions that really matter to this dream is George’s opinions and ideas. George wants this ranch to have something of his own; he wants to be the boss. He wants to work all day in his fields and make his own profit; not someone else’s profit. His own crops, fields, animals and home are the aspects of the dream that George wants to have. George wants to be able to leave his ranch whenever he wants to go to a carnival or anywhere, and can only do this if he was the boss of the ranch. A feeling of having something that belongs to yourself is the ultimate feeling he wants to have, and can not accomplish this without Lennie because of his strength. George’s ideas are more complex than Lennie’s ideas on their dream ranch.
Lennie’s aspect of the dream that he is only concerned about is the rabbits. Rabbits that are all different colors, ones that are really soft and more durable then mice are what Lennie only cares about having on the ranch. He wants to tend to the rabbits, and grow alfalfa hay for them. Lennie’s obsession for soft, furry things has given him the incentive to be good and work hard for this ranch so he can tend the rabbits. Having only one solid thing that he wants makes his dream more realistic then George’s ideas of their ranch.
This one imaginary ranch has sparked hopes and debates among the many people at the ranch. The overall concept of George and Lennie having their own place is realistic, but having it be more than that is undetermined until they would have reached that point. One dream can be interpreting in many ways, as it was done by George and Lennie. They thought of this common happy place to be on their own and they focused on different aspects of it that made them want to strive for this dream.

Anonymous said...

Meagan Elliott
1/12/09
Period F
Of Mice and Men Short Essay

John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men depicts a story about a mentally challenged man, Lennie, who is cared by a life-long friend, George, during the depression. These two men travel around the country going from farm to farm looking for work. Lennie is a huge man, but he is gentle as can be. George is small and has a great temper and gets aggravated a lot with Lennie. However, George still cares a great deal for Lennie. Lennie and George share a dream, but they do not value the same aspects about that dream.

This dream that Lennie and George share is a thought that has been with them for a long time. They dream of owing a piece of land on the creek in the clearing. They will have a little house with a wood stove and a kitchen. They’re going to have a windmill and a pig pen. They’ll have a chicken run and an orchard filled with all kinds of fruit trees. George will build smokehouse for the pigs and Lennie will care for the rabbits in the coop. George will work on the farm and they could sell their crops to make extra money. It’ll be living the dream. However, this dream will never come true until these two men can come up with six hundred dollars to buy the land.

Lennie and George have different ideas as to why they want this farm. Lennie loves soft things, especially rabbits. And if Lennie behaves and does not to anything to get him and George in trouble, he will be able to tend the rabbits. Lennie can feed them alfalfa and play with them in the coop all day. He can pet them whenever he wants. They will his. And, he’ll try to always remember to feed them. However, Lennie does think of real-life reasons as to why he and George should own the farm. He is like a child and it does not click in his head. But, that is okay because he still wants to be there someday; just him, George, and his rabbits.

George, on the other hand, has much different values of this farm. To George, this farm is more than just the physical ideas. It is the emotional ideas of owning his own farm and living free. George feels that owning his own farm is that one thing that every man’s dream. But, he wants to be free. He can work when he wants for how long he wants and no one is there to tell him otherwise. He is the boss of himself. He is the owner of the farm. He can hire other men to work for him. And if there is a circus or ball game in town, he and Lennie can just get up and go. And there will be no one to tell him they can’t leave. To George, this farm is all about the freedom he will have.

In the end though, this dream is crushed. Lennie gets in a lot of trouble and George kills him by the creek. Lennie left thinking of that farm, though, and those rabbits. But, before this, this dream they have was going to come true. Candy, a swamper at the farm, was going to join in and lend them some money. George and Lennie would make the rest and they would be on their way within a month. This dream could have happened to any man if they really tried. And it would have happened to George and Lennie, but Lennie got them in trouble. It is sad and very unfortunate because they would have had a great rest of their lives.

Anonymous said...

The novella Of Mice and Men is a story about two migrant farmers who are very good friends. Their names are George, a hard working man and Lennie, a mentally challenged man. Both of these men share a common dream but each of them has different aspects of the dream. This dream they share is a realistic one.
The dream the two of them share is owning a small farm. Although they have the same dream their aspects of the dream are different. George dreams of a farm in which he does his own work and doesn’t work for anyone else. He is tired of working for other people and wants to be able to go inside and rest when he is done working. Also, George wants a little farm house in which there is a fireplace. He also wants a few acres of land and cattle.
Lennie’s aspects of the dream are very different from George’s. Lennie wants to live “off the fatta the lan’”. He also wants a garden full of vegetables and he wants rabbits that he gets to tend. He also wants a spot where alfalfa grows so he can bring it to the rabbits in bagfuls to feed them. Lennie wants the rabbits to be all different colors and wants there to be hundreds of them. George keeps telling Lennie that he can tend the Rabbits if he doesn’t get in trouble and does nothing wrong. Thos are the two different aspects of their common dream.
George and Lennie have a very common dream but in ways it is a paradox because they have different views of it. They both want a farm to work and live on but they want different things within the farm. That is the common dream of George Milton and Lennie Smalls.

-RYAN CONSENTINO

Anonymous said...

Dreams…reality or imagination?

In the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck the story is based on two friends who share a common dream. Now is this dream realistic or is it just a fantasy? They might think they share the same dream but in actuality they have differences.
The “common” dream is, just the two of them living on a farm with big pastures and Lennie gets to tend the rabbits if he doesn’t mess up. To George he has this picture but he doesn’t care about the rabbits he cares about the money they will be earning and getting to be the boss. George’s dream is a dream most people have, the success and fulfillment of doing something progressive. He wants to manage and own a farm that he can call his own.
Lennie is thought to be a little slower so he in the readers mind is childish. He wants dogs and cows maybe some chickens and definitely some rabbits. Lennie’s dream is not as realistic as Georges because Lennie doesn’t think about the costs of food for all the animals, or where exactly he’s going to keep the animals.
All in all, the friends dream is very similar but also has quite a few differences in why they want the ranch. At the end of this story George realizes he can fulfill this dream without Lennie, which is when he takes his life for not only the sake of Lennie, but also so maybe George can try and live a normal life.


By Brianne Eagar

Anonymous said...

In the novella Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie had a common dream but parts of their dreams were different. Despite the fact that it may appear that they want the same thing they still want different things out of where they are going. Their dream is realistic but it will be very difficult to achieve.
Lennie’s dream was to tend the rabbits at the farm they are trying to get. Lennie really likes soft things. If he finds a mouse he will pick it up and put it in his pocket. He doesn’t know his own strength so he would kill it in his pocket. He wanted to tend to the rabbits and have a patch of alfalfa. He wanted to put all the alfalfa in a bag and bring it to the rabbits so they could eat it and when more grew he would do the same.
George on the other hand wanted something completely different. George wanted to get the farm so he didn’t have to work for anyone. He wanted to just work for himself and have no one to boss him around. Also he wanted to make a profit off of the farm and make some money. He thought that Lennie would be happy with just tending the rabbits and he would just watch over him somehow. All in all George wanted to be his own boss and make a profit.
George and Lennie’s dreams were realistic but they would be hard to achieve. This would be hard to achieve because Lennie keeps getting them kicked out of work. Lennie getting them kicked out of work would lead to them not having enough money to buy the land. Also Lennie might get them in trouble. This might lead to them going to jail and in that case then they would go to jail or possibly worse.

-Matt Pelletier

TK (F) said...

In Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George Milton and Lennie Smalls share a common dream. George is a small, sensible man. He seems to be the caretaker of Lennie, who is much larger, but suffers from mental issues and loves to feel soft things. Despite the fact that George and Lennie both have dreams of owning their own ranch, the specific aspects they look forward to differ greatly.

George has his own, specific ideas of the ranch he wants to own. He tells Lennie that “we’d have a little house an’ a room to ourself…We wouldn’t have to buck no barley eleven hours a day. An’ when we put in a crop, why, we’d be there to take the crop up.” George wants to enjoy the freedom of working for himself. He is sick of going out everyday and working really hard, for the benefit of someone else.

Lennie’s thoughts on the dream differ from George’s. When George finishes describing the house, Lennie says, “An’ rabbits… An’ I’d take care of ‘em.” Lennie always goes back to the rabbits. The main reason Lennie wants to live on a ranch is so he can tend the rabbits, and feel their soft fur. He mentions these rabbits to Crooks and Curley’s wife, who both think he is crazy. Lennie does not care for the freedom as George does, just get him rabbits and he’ll be happy.

In some aspects, this dream is realistic, but most likely will not happen. Many people influence the reality of this dream. When Candy hears of the dream, he makes it a lot more possible. He tells them that he has three hundred and fifty bucks from his injury which he is willing to give them. Now, the three men only need to work for one month in order to fulfill their dream and buy the house. When Lennie tells Crooks about his dream, he greatly down casts it. He tells Lennie that he is crazy about the rabbits and that he has seen many men come through with similar dreams, but none of them ever get it done. Eventually, Mrs. Curley unintentionally destroys the dream. When Lennie accidentally kills her, he knows that George will no longer let him tend the rabbits. If he didn’t end up killing Lennie, George would have to flee, and would not make enough money. Since he did kill Lennie, George no longer has the help of Lennie. In the end, it is very unlikely that George will be able to accomplish his dream.
-Taryn Kitchen

Anonymous said...

In the book Of Mice and Men, the main characters, George Milton a wise knowledgeable man and Lennie Smalls; his slow, dimwitted companion, both share the same dream. They both want to earn enough money so that they can own their own ranch. They plan to grow their own crops and also take care of rabbits. The dreams of Lennie share the same concept, but are somewhat different from the dreams of George. The main ideas of their dreams are the same but there are many small differences.

George’s dream consists of owning his very own ranch. Where he could grow his own crops and just relax. He could have other people help him in his fields, and would not have to worry about completing things on time. It would be a very relaxing life for him, except for the fact he would have to take care of Lennie. In Lennie’s dream, all he wants is to live with George and tend his very own rabbits. He hopes that he can have his own little rabbit farm all to himself, where he can take care of them. He does not want much at all. Other than having the rabbits to tend, the only other thing he wants is for George to be happy. The way George feels is very important to Lennie, because George is the closest thing he has to a family member.

While working at all of the different farms, George has a lot of time to think about his dream. He gets to see all the wealthy land owners that he works for, and how they live. Lennie on the other hand, just wants to touch soft things. He is happy as long as he has a soft animal or objects in his hand.

Tyler Anderson

Anonymous said...

The novella Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck is one of the greatest contemporary literary works of our time. It tells the unfortunate tale of George Milton and Lennie Smalls, two migrant farmers moving from ranch to ranch trying to earn a living in Depression-era America. Lennie is a mentally handicapped giant of a man who for an unknown reason likes to touch soft things, and George basically cares for him. After getting yet another job on yet another ranch, Lennie commits the cardinal sin and accidentally kills the boss’ daughter-in-law when he is touching her soft hair and shakes her until her neck breaks. George is forced to shoot Lennie in the head to prevent the woman’s husband and friends from brutally murdering him.
George and Lennie both wanted to own their own ranch someday, but they each wanted it for different reasons. George wanted to be able to grow and harvest his own crops and then be able to eat them too. He wanted the freedom of being able to do whatever he wanted and never have to work for anyone ever again. Lennie’s motives were vastly different. Because of his fixation for soft things, all he cared about was being able to keep as many rabbits as he wanted and being able to care for them and pet them whenever he pleased. Other people’s dreams and opinions affected this idea greatly. First was Candy, the old man with one hand who worked on the same ranch as them. He too was sick and tired of working for a man he barely knew. His plan was to move onto the ranch with George and Lennie and perform odd jobs to be able to earn a place in their home. Another factor was Crooks, the old black man with a crooked back who was treated like garbage on the ranch. He told Lennie about the many men he had seen come through the ranch who had talked about the same thing George and Lennie had, and how he had seen those same men fail to complete those dreams. There is also Curley’s wife to consider. She had personal experience in having her dreams completely die out on her. She told Lennie of having actors and famous people approach her at a young age and talk to her about a career in film or Broadway, and yet there she was, the wife of an arrogant ranch hand in the middle of Nowheresville, California. I think deep in his heart, even George knew that he would never be able to accomplish his dream.
George and Lennie’s story resounds even today. There are still people all over the world working bad jobs who dream of grand things and never see the dreams to fruition. It seems that the odds are always stacked against the outcasts in society. The quote by W.B. Yeats from which Steinbeck took the idea for the book best sums it up, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.”

- Ian Mallor

Anonymous said...

George and Lennie both share a realistic dream to own a farm. They both dream to have their own farm but they want the farm for two very different reasons.
Lennie wants to own the farm so he can tend to the rabbits. Lennie wants to tend to rabbits and other soft animals. He likes to pet soft thing so being able to care for lots and lots of rabbits is a good thing for him. He can sit down and pet as many rabbits as he wants. He can have all different types of rabbits with different colored fur. Rabbits with the alfalfa patch was all Lennie really wanted from the farm.
To George the farm represents freedom and not having to work for anyone. If he can own his own farm he doesn’t have to work for someone else, he can work for himself. He can have a sense of pride and accomplishment by owning his own farm. George didn’t want to have to rely on someone else to give him a job so he can support himself. H e wanted to be able to rely on his own hard work to support himself. When he got to work for himself the money he made goes to him instead of only get a small part of it. George just wants to own his own land so he wouldn’t have to work for anyone else besides himself.
*Samantha Gaglio

Anonymous said...

John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice of Men is a story between two migrant farmers, a large mentally challenged man, Lennie, and his ill-tempered hard working companion, George. Both men share the same dream of opening their own ranch and working for no one else but themselves. Although both men share the same dream, the incentive for themselves in their dream is slightly altered. It is slightly altered in the sense that Lennie only wants a farm so he can tend farm animals, George wants to work for himself and no one else, and both of them want to live alone on a ranch with no one else.
The first example on why the aspects of both Lennie and George’s combined dream is different is because Lennie, being that he is mentally challenged, does not understand why there are benefits from owning a ranch. All that Lennie wants to do is to play with his soft and fuzzy animals all day long. George however understands and has the capability to operate a ranch amongst himself and comprehends that he will get more money and pleasure by not working alone. Lennie does not have the mental capability to work without having someone like George to tell him what to do.
All in all both men did share the same dream of owning a ranch by themselves, but both men had different values and aspects of it. Lennie’s was mainly to play with rabbits and fuzzy animals. George’s incentive was to do work for himself and have the pure pleasure of operating his own ranch.


Cameron Hale

Anonymous said...

In John Steinbeck’s novella, Of Mice and Men, the two main characters, George and Lennie, are bound by a common dream throughout the story. Of Mice and Men depicts a dramatic story that involves two migrant farmers that travel to a farm where their fortunes change for the worst after the unfortunate events that occurred involving a mentally challenged man named, Lennie. Despite George and Lennie sharing a common dream, to own their own land where they can farm for themselves and own a few farm animals and rabbits, they both have different ideals of what they want to do on the farm.
In the novella George and Lennie are bound by one common dream, but they also have different aspects of the dream that they don’t have in common. For example, George wants to have the farm so he can end his nomadic lifestyle and stay in one place. He also wants to be able to work and be able to keep the crops that he harvested. George also would like land for himself because he just likes the fact of being able to have something of his own that he can be proud of and be able to make a profit of some of the crops he harvests.. On the other hand Lennie wanted the farm just so he could care for the farm animals. Lennie wants to tend to the farm animals because he likes pet soft things. The animal that Lennie wants to care for the most are the bunnies. He said that he wanted to pet them, and feed them alfalfa from their alfalfa garden that they will have on the farm. So, George wants the land to make a profit out of and Lennie just wants it so he can tend to the bunnies on the farm. The dream that the two share is semi-realistic. The dream is semi-realistic because the money that is needed for the two to get to pay for the land is a very high amount for that period of time. Also, it would be very hard for two men to tend to a farm of a very large size. Also, it would take a lot of will power for people to start from scratch and start their own farm. That is how George and Lennie's ideas of their dream is semi-realistic.


Tyler durocher

peter Le said...

For both George and Lennie, work towards what seems like the same goal- to have a small plot of land. For hard working men like them, the dream is realistic, as they are nearly there, having only one more month to work to procure enough money to buy the select piece of land. They can do whatever they want with the land. Materialistically, the dream is the same, but in essence, in the emotional and mental experience, the dreams contrast each other largely. For George, the land symbolizes his stage in life where he can finally settle down and work independently. He will be able to work when and how he wants and it will be for himself and Lennie that he will be generating the profits. During his time working, he was always on the move, always changing locations. Any friends and connections established at the place where he worked would be lost all too soon when his time at the particular ranch was over. Time and time again, connections have been established, severed, reestablished and once again, severed. With settling down after all the years of work and travel, he will finally be able to procure some real friends that will not be temporary. They will be there for the long run and George will no longer have to depend only on Lennie for constant company. On the other hand, George’s dream is to have the rabbits on the ranch and tend to them. His dream is fairly simple and single minded, so much that it seems eons away in sophistication and complexity compared to George’s goal. Lennie’s dream lacks in any emotion or the intangible aspects such as independence or freedom. The only friend that he thinks that he needs is George. That George is there satisfies Lennie. He never had close friends other than George so he does not understand what George wants. He lives his life in ignorance and therefore bliss. That is how George’s and Lennie’s dream contrast even when the materialistic views are the same.

peter l.

Brian Acker said...

In Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie share a common dream of living on their own ranch. This dream is what they hope to achieve throughout the whole story. However, the two do not both value the same aspects of the dream. George wants to live on this dream ranch for the freedom, while Lennie desires to accomplish this for the sole reason of tending their rabbits.

George’s main aspiration to live on the ranch is freedom. He has spent his whole working life working for other people to make money and take care of Lennie. After he works for one ranch, if Lennie doesn’t get them kicked out, the two move on to work on another ranch for somebody else. George just wants to work for himself. When George goes out in the field and “busts his but,” he wants to be growing crops for him. He doesn’t want to have his life controlled by somebody else. Also, he wants the freedom to be able to do whatever he wants whenever he wants. He wouldn’t need permission to go to a baseball game, circus, take a break, go to a whore house, or do anything he wanted to. On the other hand, while George wants to live on the ranch for freedom, Lennie wishes to live on the ranch so he can tend the rabbits. Lennie has an extreme obsession with touching soft things. Because of this, he killed many mice, which were too small for his strength, and got into a lot of trouble with his jobs because of touching girls’ soft hair or dresses. He even killed a puppy from petting it too hard. However, at this dream ranch, he could be with the soft rabbits whenever he wanted and for however long he wanted. That is Lennie’s main reason to live on the ranch.

As you can see, Lennie and George certainly have different desires for their life on their dream ranch. George’s serious ideas contrast greatly from Lennie’s childish, uncaring ideas. Although, they both share this same dream, they do not think even near the same ways.

Anonymous said...

In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men George and Lennie share a common dream. Throughout the book George and Lennie dream of owning their own ranch. Despite George and Lennie share the same dream, what each of them hope to get from this dream is much different.

John Steinbeck craftily built the entire plot Of Mice and Men around George and Lennie’s dream to possess their own ranch. Near the end of the story it seems George has finally figured out a way to turn this dream into reality. With the help of other characters like Candy and Crookes, George was going to buy a small ranch with a good amount of land. Even though Crookes and Curly’s wife think this idea is not possible George still has high hopes and believes it can be done.

George and Lennie’s dream is the same but each wants it for different reasons. Lennie Lennie’s reason for the dream of owning a ranch with George stems from his love to pet soft animals and objects. Lennie wants the ranch because George will buy him rabbits and Lennie would be allowed to tend to them. George has a much different view. He wants to work for himself and is sick of working for other people. He plans to buy the small ranch and make enough money between Candy, Lennie and himself to get by.


brian bostwick

Anonymous said...

Kim Schubert
1/12/08
English F


In Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie both share a similar yet different dream of living on a ranch. Throughout the story, George and Lennie try to achieve this dream by gaining money from working on another person’s ranches. In reality their dreams are very different for George actually wants the ranch for freedom and Lennie wants the ranch so he can tend the rabbits.
George wants the freedom of owning his own ranch so he doesn’t have to keep working for other people. He doesn’t want to listen and do everything that someone else is telling him to do. He wants the right of telling people what to do on his own ranch and not having to go out everyday and work as hard as he does. Yet Lennie on the other hand just wants to own his own ranch so he can tend rabbits. Whenever George and him are talking about their dreams he always makes sure George sites the fact that they will be having rabbits on their ranch. Since George is set on having the ranch for himself and not having to worry about Lennie messing something up as always he shoots Lennie in the back of the head. Many people might think the only reason for this is because Lennie killed Curly’s wife but another way to look at is because George was actually being selfish. Whenever Lennie would do something wrong or even say something wrong George would always tell Lennie how good his life would have been without him.
Overall, it is clear that Lennie and George both share a very similar but different dream which leads to the cause of death.

Anonymous said...

In John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie, two best friends, have been traveling together, thinking of their dreams that they hope to fulfill in the near future. Although the two share the same setting for their dreams, the two have different reasons and views of this similar dream.
George and Lennie both want too live on their own ranch together, settling into one permanent home. Lennie, with his obsession of soft objects, wants to have this ranch just so he could tend his rabbits all day and feed them alfalfa. He wants his own rabbits of various colors; he wants to care for them and pet them. George on the other hand wants independence. He wants his own ranch for himself. He is sick of working on different ranches every month, working for the owners and not himself. He wants this ranch so he can finally rule himself. He wants his work to be done for himself. The friends’ dreams differ mainly based on their personalities. These dreams give a strong view on George and Lennie’s characters, telling everyone that Lennie is very childish, even though he is a giant, and that George just wants to be free from rule and wants to do things for himself; he wants to move away from everyone else.
The vision George and Lennie share, as Steinbeck makes clear, will not take place. As the two protagonists enter their new work station, they encounter few people that foreshadow the ending of the book, how the dream will never happen. When Lennie sits with Crooks, the black stable buck, Lennie tells him about his dream of tending the rabbits. Crooks, who has been working at that ranch for awhile, tells Lennie that many of the workers have had dreams, but few have actually come close to that dream. Also, when Lennie was talking to Curley’s wife, before his accident, she was telling him how once she was a movie star and got everything she wanted; then here dreams fell from there and she met Curley. These two characters play a major role in the revealing of the ending.
George and Lennie thought to high of this dream, as many dreams have been shattered before. The dream was unlikely to become reality. As the quote states, “The best layed plans of mice and men often go awry,” meaning that few dreams have been accomplished.

-Kolin
F Block

Cassie H. said...

In William Steinbeck’s novella, “Of Mice and Men”, the characters of George and Lennie share a dream. One that consists of: a small home, land, a farm, and the right to do as they please. The men want to be their own bosses. Lennie and George stand by their dream, although it may not be very realistic. The two do not value the same aspects of the dream, but they desire it all the same.

The dream the men share is not a realistic one; on the contrary, it is quite idealistic. Both Lennie and George aim to “rake up a stake” in order to share a home on a farm. They hope to live off of “the fatta the lan’.” The two will have “a small house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs”. There will be rabbits for Lennie to tend, and alfalfa for the rabbits to eat. Work will only be about ten hours a day. The men would be their own bosses. They would be happy, and steady.

The men value different aspects of the dream. George longs for the stability it would bring. No more moving around, no more relying on others for food and jobs. Whereas Lennie perfers the idea of comfort within responsibility. He gets to tend to the rabbits. Not only that, but he would be with his best friend. The would care for eachother.

Anonymous said...

Nick Stanley

1/13/09

Class: B

Short essay



In English we are reading the book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. At the end of the book it is really interesting. George kills Lennie which is really sad. George shoots Lennie in the back of the head. There is a common dream between George and Lennie. The bonds make the friendship very special. The book is taking place in the Great Depression

The dream is realistic. George should just forget about the whole thing and have a house on the island. Even though he did do a bad thing he should still just forget about it and live his life the way he wants to live his life. George said “we’ll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chicken.” He wants a vegetable farm full with rabbits and chickens.

When ever Lennie eats beans he has to have ketchup with them. Lennie is a big lover of teddy bears. Lennies dream is “tell about what we’re gonna have in the garden and about the rabbits in the cages and about the rain in the winter and the stove, and how thick the cream is on the milk like you can hardly cut it.”
The book Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck was a great book. Even though it was a short book it was still exelllent. That is what some short books are like. Short and sweet. It as my favorite book I read in English all year so far.

Nick Stanley class B

22569 said...

I remember reading this Novel in English Class during my Sophomore year. No their dreams are not realistic and yet at the same time they are in one way or another. For example Lennie dreams about having a pet besides a mouse and pretends to want to own a ranch and be living with George and his dog or other pet.And George is more about getting a job with decent pay and owning his own ranch without Lennie and his pet or pets. But in the end of the story Lennie ends up getting shot by his partner George for being stupid the whole way to Atlanta and for choking the mayor's wife.