What does "Of Mice and Men" reveal about dreams and aspirations? Give an example with a specific character.

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Apr 6, 2017

It conveys a very negative conception of them.


The death of Lennie at the end of the novella, killed by his own friend George Friedman to prevent his being lynched by a mob for causing one death accidentally. Geoge's name is a reference to Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost implying that their aspirations to have a farm together with a few animals is doomed not to be fulfilled.

It denies the existence of the American Dream.