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I need quotes from Of Mice And Men about the American Dream of Lennie, George, Crooks, and Curley.

Quotes from Of Mice and Men about the American Dream of Lennie, George, Crooks, and Curley include George's description of his farm with Lennie, which would include "maybe a pig an' chickens" and a piece of property they control, and Crooks's statement that he was "Jus' foolin'" and "wouldn' want to go no place like that." Curley never talks about his dreams, but based on his personality and actions they may have to do with dominating others.

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For Lennie, George, and Crooks, the American Dream is similar: the dream of the independence, stability, and community of living on a small farm. For Lennie more than the others, however, the dream focuses on being able to have animals to tend, especially rabbits. At the end of the novella, George is getting ready to shoot Lennie before Curley and his men can sadistically kill him. To comfort his friend, George tailors the telling of the farm dream to Lennie's needs, with Lennie eagerly joining in:

"Go on," said Lennie. "How's it gonna be. We gonna get a little place." "We'll have a cow," said George. "An' we'll have maybe a pig an' chickens ... an' down the flat we'll have a ... little piece alfalfa—"

"For the rabbits," Lennie shouted.

"For the rabbits," George repeated. "And I get to tend the rabbits." "An' you get to tend the rabbits."

Lennie giggled with happiness. "An' live on the fatta the lan'."

For George, the dream is more about gaining control over his life. For him the farm is a...

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