The Impossibility of the American Dream (George and Lennie (Lennie said…
The Impossibility of the American Dream
George and Lennie
Lennie said softly, "We could live offa the fatta the lan'"
They wanted to have no one telling them what to do
They wanted self-sufficiency and independency
They wanted to have land of their own
"I got hurt four years ago," he said. "They'll can me purty soon. Jus' as soon as I can't swamp out no bunk houses they'll put me on the county."
He did not want to be discarded or thrown away
No one would employ him because he only has one hand and was old
If no one employed him, he probably would've died alone
Wanted to not face discrimination
Wanted to work on George and Lennie's farm
"If you... guys would want a hand to work for nothing - just his keep, why I'd come an' lend a hand. I ain't so crippled
"Coulda been in the movies, an' had nice clothes - all them nice clothes like they wear."
She did not want to be Curley's wife
She wanted to be a famous actress
The Ranch Workers
Want to be in charge of their own destiny
Want to be financial secure and stable
"I seen too many guys with land in their head. They never get none under their hand."
Want to have land of their own