Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don’t belong no place.
Maybe Curley's wife isn't as bad as what people say about her...
Curley's Wife Dream
But the guys says I coulda. If I'd went, I wouldn't be livin' like this you bet. I never even go that letter.
I won’t have no place to go, an’ I can’t get no more jobs. I’ll have thirty dollars comin’, time you guys is ready to quit.
Lennie and George give a insight of living like two displaced migrant ranch workers, who move from place to place in California in search of new job opportunities during the Great Depression in the United States.
According to Curley's wife, she was never able to reach her hope or dream. She tried so hard but was never given the opportunity because of the aspects of living in this lifestyle as a woman.
Candy has spent the best years of his life working on someone else's ranch, only to lose his hand and have little money, which helps to explain how reaching an "American Dream" is impossible even for the ones who have lives to mostly work.