Wednesday, March 6, 2019
The American Dream in Of Mice and Men
The epic poem of America (ironic eithery written in the asses), the Ameri hind end Dream Is that fancy of a cut back in which life should be better and richer and fuller for invariablyyone, with chance for each according to ability or strainment. (Tortuous). In the 20th century, we afford significantly warped that h completelyucination to slut a more ungenerous type of person. Colleens base the American Dream on something more more different then what it originally meant. Today, many Americans believe to achieve the American Dream means to be ICC and famous or have a successful business.People get caught up in this American Dream, that they pull up stakes the true meaning set by our Founding Fathers. Abraham Lincoln stated, You can have anything you unavoidableness if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with d hold slumpness of purpose. , agreeing with Mr Tortuous. Despite this, society became so distorted when discrimination played a role. Obviously, the Founding Fathers didnt take the futures problems into consideration when making the Ideal dream for Americans.They were unsuspecting of the hardships the discriminated would face, which made It hard to make the American dream more than exactly a dream. In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck shows the death of the American Dream and wherefore It was unattainable by many. The sasss was considered one of the toughest times in the history of the coupled States. Americans felt hopeless, saddened, and depressed. After the Wall Street crashed, the economy became complete topsy-turvydom and a great downfall after a al build beingness in a steep hole, in result of the World warfare II.Close to 10 percent of the population were unemployed. The coun sift soon became filled with baseless citizens, wanderers, and migrant workers. Owning a house was becoming something that was very rarely hear of. During this time, w e see how humans struggled to survive. Not having a roof over your lintel seems bad enough, still imagine sleeping hungry, night after night. all the success, hopes, and dreams were lost and went down the drain. As hoi polloi continued to suffer daily, theyre inquisition of happiness seemed farther and farther away from the grasp of their palm.However, this all has to do with the have-to doe with opportunity that everyone should have to fulfill this dream. Some could non achieve the American dream because of a disadvantage pertaining to that person. Because of this, the dream isnt fully available to all of those who wish to fulfill it. The Land of Opportunity was well on its way to being the Land of Misfortune. In Of Mice and Men, to show ageism during this time, the compose Includes Candy In his novella. Candy dreams to own his own piece of land.It initially starts when Candy hears about George and Liens dream to live off the fate the fetch to the investment of the proper ty. Describing the dream land to Candy, George says, Expose they was a carnival or a circus come to town, or a ball game, or any damn thing. Wed Just go to her. We wouldnt ask nobody if we could. Jus say, Well go to her, an we would. Jus milk the cow and sling some grain to the chickens an go to her. (Steinbeck, pig. 57). The image of this land is their motivation to take hold working hard, hoping to one day be able to own land. You God damn tramp.You done it, didnt you? I match youre glad. Everybody endowed youd mess things up. You wasnt no good. You anti no good now, you ill-scented tart. , Candy says viciously to the corpse (Steinbeck, pig. 95). Here, Candys voice shakes from expressing his true feelings. He blames Curlers married woman for ruining his dream since Liens share of the money is gone. Candy told George and Leonie the possible dangers of Curlers wife, but Leonie Just didnt know any better. Steinbeck depicts how the aged could not attain this dream of having land and being pertinent to a society where everyone was equal.Throughout the novella, Steinbeck depicts how the disabled could not fulfill their dream because they were discriminated against and treated differently. One would think that the mentally disable got special treatment, but that was not he case. During the Great Depression, everyone received equal treatment. Some were institutionalized. Other times, some couldnt stand in line for rations receivable to their liability, which left them hungry and helpless, since everyone else already had someone to care for, whether it was for themselves or for their family.In the story, Steinbeck uses Leonie to denude that the mentally handicapped could also dream like the rest. Liens dream is to own land, but for one thing only to ladder rabbits. The hell with the rabbits. Thats all you can ever remember is them rabbits. , George says as he explains the dream land to Leonie and all he hears out of it is the rabbits (Steinbeck, pig. 4-5). correct though Liens dream is to tend rabbits, George also has a dream and Leonie slows the process down greatly. God mighty, if I was alone I could live so easy.I could go get a Job an work, an no trouble. No mess at all. An what I got. I got you You cant keep a Job and you lose me ever Job I get. Jus keep me shoving all over the country all the time. , George complains furiously (Steinbeck, pig. 11). After fleeing stool (because of Leonie touching a girls dress), he says if it isnt for him, his life would be so much better. Later in the story, Leonie kills Curlers wife by accident. l done another(prenominal) bad thing, Leonie tells George, Just as he is getting ready to kill Leonie.After George kills Leonie, Slim states, You Haddam, George. I swear, yah Haddam. (Steinbeck, pig. 107). This quote illustrates the hard choice that George had to make. Even if George had not killed Leonie, Curler would have, along with Georges American Dream. Their goals because they issued less right s than men. To show this in the book, the author exploits Curlers wife. She states, Everybody An what am I doing? Standing here talking to a bunch of bindle stiffsa Niger an a dumb-dumb and a lousy 01 sheep an liking it because they anti nobody else. (Steinbeck, pig. 79). This quote demonstrates how Curlers wifes right were constricted tear down more than the ranches. She cant even have fun or do anything without Curler, which goes to show why her name isnt even said. She Curlers belonging. However, before Curler, in that location was some hope in her life. l tell you I anti used to backup like this. I could made something of myself. Come there when I was a kid. Well, a show come through, an I et one of the actors. He says I could go with that show. But my 01 lady would let me. She says because I was noon fifteen.But the guy says I could. If Id went, I wouldnt be living like this, you bet. , she explains (Steinbeck, pig. 88). Curlers wife had a chance to become a star, but her mother ruined it. She killed her dream by keeping her from being in the pictures since she was too young. If it wasnt for her 01 lady she wouldve been living her dream. From beginning to end of the novella, John Steinbeck exudes how African Americans during this time also had an American Dream, but could not make it a laity because of segregation. Crooks was the only African American on the ranch.Therefore, he was separated and put in a bunk next to the horses. Crooks dream was to be accepted and for everyone to be equal. l tell yah a guy gets too lonely an he gets sick. , exclaims Crooks to Leonie to try and explain to him his loneliness. Steinbeck shows how Crooks has his dream snatched away from him through racism. Even though the reviewer may see that the American Dream for these characters is way beyond clear and Just an illusion, I dont think its clear if they see that. However, when Crooks states, Nobody ever gets to heaven, and nobody gets no land. Its Just in their head. , he is facing the harsh, sour reality (Steinbeck, pig. 74). Crooks knows that such comfort and happiness are not to be formed in that ambiance. In Of Mice and Men, an American Dream was evident for all characters, but they were beyond the bounds of possibility because of their skin color, gender, disability, age, or even a friend. Everyone was getting treated the same and prejudices during this time. Very little arbiter lingered in the air. In Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck splays the impossibility of the American Dream to the discovered, discriminated people of the asses.