Describe Lennie and George's dream for the future.

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tpisano eNotes educator| Certified Educator

In Of Mice and Men, Lennie and George are best friends.  Lennie is obviously mentally handicapped and George travels with him and takes care of him.  They dream of one day owning their own farm.  They hope that one day they will be their own bosses and live off of the land.

After calming down, George repeats, at Lennie's request, the story of how they are someday going to get out of the lonely life of itinerant farm laborers and buy a piece of land where they can live by working their own small farm together.

The idea of having their own land and farm excites Lennie very much.  He dreams of taking care of the rabbits and other animals.  George hopes this dream comes true so that he can lead a "better" life.

jennifermartin1 | Student

In Of Mice and Men, George and Lennie's dream is to own a farm with lots of rabbits.  This dream is an extrememly important aspect of the book, because it is what makes Lennie and George's friendship unique.  One of the major themes of this novel is friendship and this theme is dependent upon this dream.  In the book every person seems to be a pair of friends, but these friendships cannot compare to the one George and Lennie share. The others on the farm are even suspious of how close these two guys are, but by the end of the book the others have caught on to their dream and wish to join in.

crystaltu001 | Student

They dream to one day own their own farm, and Lennie would get to tend the rabbits

Yojana_Thapa | Student

George and Lennie's dream for their future is to own their own farm, be their own boss, and that Lennie would tend rabbits.

laurto | Student

Their dream is to own a farm and have a lot of rabbits. The rabbits part is mostly Lennie's dream. But both of them want a farm.