This cartoon illustrated by Katie Fish supports my theme that the American dream is missing. This is expressed with a missing dream for American's on the back of a milk carton. This can relate to when George and Lennie keep searching for that dream through work, but can never find it.
In the song American Dreamin by Jay-Z, he raps about an American girl that he chases after. He goes through many obstacles to try to get to her, but is always one step short from having her. This can relate to when George and Lennie are always one step close to getting their dream house, but always fall short due to Lennie's faults.
This poem by Dream Poem expresses the pain a person goes through while living the American dream. "That's what they say because they can't see. Pain filled lives with no hope to find, for to true happiness they are blind." The author expresses in these lines that everyone chasing thinks they'll find happiness at the end, but truly there is no happiness in the American dream. George and Lennie also could see that when they realized that life is just one whole mess.
In this opinion based article by Quora, the main point the author is trying to tell us is that the American dream is misinterpreted. We look to much into the money and wealth and not enough into the people who stick around with us and care about us. "The American Dream I inhabit is full of those few people who won’t run away when life gets hard. They honor their commitments. They work on their relationships. They want to see the beauty of life itself, not some house or car." Just like Lennie and George, they always say they have each other in the story, but the American dream is not always guaranteed because George had to lose his own best friend. He also realized that a friend beside him is way better than any old car or house.
In this informational article, the definition of the American dream is compared to the declaration of independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” In a society based on these principles, an individual can live life to its fullest as he or she defines it. Though it sounds promising, the article also mentions how since its a dream that in reality it falls short to being only a dream. George also knew it was too good to be true when he had to kill his best friend Lennie instead of living the dream with him.
This article was written by The Biography.com website. John Steinback, the author who wrote Of Mice and Men, was an American writer who grew up during the Great Depression. His works often dealt with social and economic issues, which was mainly inspired by him growing up trying to help support his family during the Great Depression. Like Lennie and George John also had to work many different jobs and he also pursued the American dream.
In this opinion based piece, David claims that the American dream is extremely hard to attain. He supports his opinion with giving data based on the amount of people in the US who had attained the American dream. His data showed only 1% of Americans are living the American dream today. He also describes that people who are trying to attain it feel like they are running and place and are getting nowhere. This relates to the theme when George and Lennie kept searching for a job with good pay, but never really find anything that helps them anymore than any other regular job.
The poet's message is that people should accept the truth about American dream being impossible to reach. This can relate to when George accepts the truth that he'll never get the dream house they wanted with Lennie around.
This cartoon image made was made by Mcpekeepeintoons to represent that there are many factors that hold people back from achieving that American dream. This can be related to when George and Lennie are chasing down their American dream house, but many factors are holding them back from achieving that dream.
MKTO's song describes how the American dream is not perfect, "The world is spinning too fast for you and me. So tell me whatever happened to the American dream". This can relate to when George and Lennie are trying to get in their dream house in a couple of weeks, but time was too fast to refrain Lennie from making a mistake. It proves that the American dream is too perfect to be attainable.