They act like they will one day own this farm although in the back of their minds resides the thought that tells them they never will.
At the beginning they get a job working on a farm together. George and Candy go through day after day of grueling labor on only the hopes that they will one day accomplish their dream.
He wrote about real life experiences and hardships to show the reader what people went through, like the Joads and the many characters in "Of Mice and Men". The puppy symbolise the fate of the weak in the face of the strong.
Dreams are what keep them motivated.
Crooks does not want much out of life, all he asks for are a couple friends, and working on a ranch is what he thinks will be the best way to find some. Due to the bleak economic outlook of the Great Depression coming to terms with your broken dreams was the reality nearly everyone in America faced.
Whilst exploiting the theme it will be imperative to consider the characters that hold this dream, I will focus on George and Lennie, the two central characters. To Candy, the dream of the farm gives him security in his old age as he has control over his work and place of death.
Of mice and men is set in the s depression years in America. Lennie is a man who doesn't think for himself, and relies on George for guidance.
As a result of this, she tries to make friends with the ranch workers by lingering around the bunkhouse.