George and Lennie have a dream to own their own place some day. In Chapter 1 on pages 14-15, George and Lennie describe their dream in great detail:
“‘Someday–we’re gonna get the jack together and we’re gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an’ a cow and some pigs and—‘
‘An’ live off the fatta the lan’,’ Lennie shouted. ‘An’ have rabbits. Go on, George! Tell about what we’re gonna have in the garden and about the rabbits in the cages and about the rain in the winter and the stove, and how thick the cream is on the milk like you can hardly cut it. Tell about that, George.’
‘Well,’ said George, ‘we’ll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens. And when it rains in the winter, we’l just say the hell with goin’ to work, and we’ll build up a fire in the stove and set around it an’ listen to the rain comin’ down on the roof…'”
WRITING PROMPT – Do you think their dream is realistic for them? Why or why not? What would they have to do in order to achieve their dream?