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O The American Dream
O Loneliness
O The Role of Women
O Violence
O Disability
O Racism
O Bunkhouse Culture…read more

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The American Dream
O This is the idea that if you try hard enough to
fulfil your dream, you will.
O This belief was popular with itinerant
O The Great Depression, in 1933, had led many
to be unemployed and poor so lots of people
found work on ranches.
O Every character displays a belief in the
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The American Dream
O "...live off the fatta the lan'"
O "He was gonna put me in the movies"
O "He done quite a bit in the ring"
O "Wonder if they put it in the book"
O "I ain't much good, but I could cook and tend
to the chickens and hoe the garden some."…read more

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O As most ranch hands were itinerant workers
and work was scarce, most of the men
travelled and worked alone.
O This meant that they had no families and no
solid friends.
O George and Lennie are a contrast
O People can not understand why they travel
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Loneliness Quotes
O "I seen the guys that go around on the
ranches alone"
O "It's just the talking. It's just bein' with
another guy."
O "A guy goes nuts if he ain't got nobody"
O "Hardly none of the guys ever travel
O "A guy gets too lonely an' he gets sick"…read more

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