The American Dream

The American Dream - The American Dream In the 1920's the...

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The American Dream In the 1920's the American dream was too work hard and earn yourself a good living. In the book Of Mice and Men the American dream is simplified to the dreams of two men and this dream eventually seduces two more characters, their dream is to get a little bit of land, own crops and animals and live off of the land. It is a simple dream, one of self reliance. But what is the reality of the situation? What was the American dream back then? What are the dreams of the other characters? And what does this book teach us about the American dream? Of Mice and Men is about the death of the American dream. "O.K Someday – we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres and a cow and some pigs and We'll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit-hunch and chickens. And when it rains in the winter we'll just say the hell with goin' to work, and we'll build up the fire in the stove and set around it an' listen to the rain comin' down on the roof." Does such a dream differ from that of any other American? All they want is a place to call home, the opportunity to
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