AQA ENG LANG: Controlled Assessment Essay on Lennie and Dreams

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How does Steinbeck present dreams and their effect on Lennie and one other character of your choice? Refer to these two characters in detail.

This was a controlled assessment task, and it was excellent, according to my english teacher. This is my draft - i attempted to memorise it for the C.A. Hope it helps, happy revising!

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How does Steinbeck present dreams and their effect on Lennie and one other character of
your choice? Refer to these two characters in detail.

Steinbeck presents dreams In `Of Mice and Men' as a futile escape from the harsh reality of
ranch life. The main characters have…

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simplicity of his mind. Lennie's life revolves solely around George and the dream, much like a
child ­ it is a central focus in his life, and George imagines its fruition.

Steinbeck suggests the importance of the dream via the emotion it evokes and the contrast
between…

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In conclusion, neither Lennie nor Crooks achieved their desired dreams which are illusions ­
Lennie's dream to live `off the fatta the lan'' and `tend the rabbits' and how someday they're
`gonna get the jack together'. Crooks fails to achieve his dreams of being treated like an…

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