OMM The in the novel Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck demonstrates the idea that everyone has an American dream. The story portrays many characters that have dreams that they are always chasing for. George and Lennie, Crooks, and Curly’s wife all have a dream of something that Steinbeck describes as impossible to achieve. Thought the character of Curly’s wife, Steinbeck illustrates how she was never able to obtain her dream of becoming famous. To begin Curly’s wife says to Lennie” coulda been in the movies an’ had nice clothes like they were, an I coulda sat in them big hotels and had pitchers took of me”(89). Curly’s wife had the potential to be in movies and be famous this was her American dream. This shows how she had her dream but was not able to achieve it. Also, “when she caught the dead scent of curly’s wife,” they knew she was dead. This proves how in death she was never able to accomplish her dream.
Steinbeck also used the pair of characters George and Lennie to illustrate that the American dream is difficult to achieve. First of all, lennie tells curly’s wife of their dream “ we gunna have alfalfa an’ a garden, an that alfalfa is for the rabbits”(89). George and lennie wish to be free of farm life and own their own land for themselves. George and Lennie don’t want to be always looking for new jobs but want to get a farm and live their American dream. Yet, “[George] pulled the