The American Dream
George and Lenny want to stay and work until they have enough money to buy a farm.
To George and Lenny, the farm represents to have freedom and a place to live their own life without worries.
The ranch bunk house was small and crowded. The setting in chapter one is a nice peaceful place but in chapter two is mentions a place where it isn't peaceful and everyone doesn't get along. Having a life on the farm is very tough and you need to work very hard to get what you want. George lies to his boss about Lenny because he still wants to take care of Lenny.