American Dream – Of Mice and Men

The book Of Mice and Men follows George and Lennie on their Journey to reach the American Dream. Although the American Dream can vary from individual to individual, the primary objective of the dream is to get something they prefer. George and Lennie’s objective is to have their own land and make their own decisions.

“Someday-we’re gon na get the jack together and we gon na have a little home and a number of acres” (Steinbeck 14). To reach their dream, George lies for Lennie because of his psychological impairments.

Even hough George is lying, it doesn’t compromise his ethical character due to the fact that he is doing this to safeguard Lennie. In the future in the book, Lennie unintentionally murders Curleys spouse to prevent himself from getting in problem. Some might argue it compromises his ethical character, however due to his psychological specials needs he wasn’t able to know his actions were incorrect. George and Lennie were unable to accomplish the American Dream, but they did attempt to accomplish it without jeopardizing their ethical character.

Curlers wife also had an American Dream. Her dream is to go to Hollywood and be in motion pictures, but she wasn’t able to do this due to the fact that of her mom. “I wasn’t gon na stay no location where I could not … make something of myself … So I married Curley’ (Steinbeck 88). On her method to reach her dream, she wasn’t always truthful. She didn’t stay true to her moral character by settling to wed Curley. If she would have stayed real to her morals, she might have had a better possibility at reaching her dream. “A person needs somebody-to be near him.

A man goes nuts if he ain’t got obody’ (Steinbeck 72). The stable dollar, Crooks, believes the American Dream is to have a friend. This may seem to be a simple dream, however due to the time duration, it was really rather complicated. Scoundrels is African American and therefore looked down upon by the other workers. Nobody wants to be good friends with a person like Crooks. Crooks accepted his fate of never ever being able to achieve his dream, but stayed true to his ethical character by not heading out of his method to make the men like him.