The American Dream
Everyone has a dream they would like to see come true. John Steinbeck gave his characters "The American Dream." A dream they will always be working for. Steinbeck's charatcers, Geaorge and Lennie travel from town to town, tryting to achieve their goel. George and Lennie keep a goal in the back of their minds. In Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, Lennie says his favorite part of their dream. "An' live offa the fatta the lan'" (Steinbeck 14). Lennie has a dream and he constantly reminds George of that dream. Lenie wants to have his own home, where he can live off his own makings. Burton, Rascoe criticizes Of Mice and Men, and speaks about George's responsibiltiy. "George has encountered and embraced a responsibility, a social responsibility, a humanitarian. It is to take care of, protect, and save from hurt, the dim- witted, loyal, and devoted Lennie" (Rascoe 337). George and Lennie have a dream they are trying to make come true, but George has a bigger job right , taking care of Lennie. Rascoe see this responsibility just as the reader should. Steinbeck sets up the theme, "American Dream", as it is in real life. The reader connects because everyone wants something, but obstacles always seem to get in the way.