Evidence: "Go on" said Lennie. "How's it gonna be. We gonna get a little place." "And I get to tend the rabbits." Lennie giggled with happiness. Lennie begged, "Le's do it now. Le's get that place now." And George raised the gun. He pulled the trigger. (105-106)
The author is trying to teach us that society is crull and dreams only give us hope and happiness but sometimes they come to an end, we have to move on. Like for example, Lennie had a dream to keep him out of trouble, the dream gave him something to look forward to but it didn't happen. Lennie got into trouble causing George to kill him. Lennie died at peace with thinking about his dream. Therefore, Lennie died with hope and happiness.
Text #1: Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allan Poe