It has drastically affected his personality and his attitude towards life. The dream is so strong in Candy that he pleads with George to have their farm despite Lennie's death Hope-something to look forward to, never a reality.
After working those two jobs, he settled down and started writing serious fiction in California.
It was almost as though she lost her sanity. Steinbeck believed that friendship was important. However, Crooks dream is ruined because he is black and he can't change that.
The life of a ranch hand is grim, yet the characters in the novel are still vulnerable to dreams of a better life. He chose his actions carelessly.
Having dreams is fine but the truth is the world is an unforgiving place.