Candy doesn’t have much hope at the start of the story, but when he meets Lennie and George and finds out what they are planning, he suddenly sees how his future could be different. He knows that he is employed on the ranch because he lost his hand there, but he is afraid that eventually he will be canned.
The American Dream The American Dream is written into the Declaration of Independence: “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Lennie and George’s dream of owning a farm and living off the “fatta the lan” symbolizes this dream.
Of Mice and Man shows that for poor migrant workers during the Depression, the American Dream became an illusion and a trap.
Lennie's way of thinking in the situation of killing Curly's wife is similar to a ten or eleven-year-old trying to shut their cousins up when they have made them cry for some reason, he just does not want to get caught and get in trouble.
Importance of Dreams in Of Mice and Men Many people have dreams in Of Mice and Men but I intend to discuss the dreams of Lennie, Candy and Curley’s wife.
George and Lennie never achieve their dream, but the dream holds their remarkable friendship together.
Their dream is real because it’s real in their imaginations.
Crooks, bitter as he is, allows himself the pleasant fantasy of hoeing a patch of garden on Lennie’s farm one day, and Candy latches on desperately to George’s vision of owning a couple of acres.
Before the action of the story begins, circumstances have robbed most of the characters of these wishes.
He also remembers that he used to pet rabbits when he lived with his Aunt Clara.
As George and Lennie travel around they tell each other their dream as a way of coping with the loneliness of being migrant workers in America in the 1930s.