Of Mice and Men
Samuel Sticha, Jake Parent, and Mason Paden
The American Dream
Lennie wants to buy a little house so they can have rabbits and have alfalfa and go out everyday and get a huge bag of alfalfa and feed the rabbits and pet them and take care of them.
Steinbeck writes “Go on … George. How I get to tend the rabbits” (Page 14)
American dream + Character
Lennie States: "O.K. Someday—we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs and—"
"An' live off the fatta the lan'," Lennie shouted. "An' have rabbits. Go on, George! Tell about what we're gonna have in the garden and about the rabbits in the cages and about the rain in the winter and the stove, and how thick the cream is on the milk like you can hardly cut it. Tell about that George."
Lennie is talking about the future and his dream. Unfortunately they didn't achieve the the American Dream but Lennie had an "American Dream". He wants to have a house, some animals and just be free.