Universal Theme: dreams are worth working for and a happy life.
"Of Mice And Men"
"In one month. Right squack in one month. Know what I'm gon'ta do? I'm gonna right to them old people that owns the place that'll we'll take it. An' Candy'll send a hundred dollars to bind her"
This explanation of how George, lennie, and Candy are going to try to plan out how to buy the place they always dreamed about, is Steinbecks way of showing that dreams are going to be hard to work for. Steinbeck, drawing from his observations of life, is showing his audience that a dream they both want, which, in turn, creates a strong bond between the reader and the characters in their life
" Lennie broke in. But not us! An' why? Because... because I got you to look after me, and you got me to look after you, that's why."He laughed delightedly. "Go on now, George!" "You got it by heart. You can do it yourself." "No, you. I forget some a' the things. Tell about how it's gonna be." O.K . Someday-we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little 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 hard,y cut it. Tell about that, George. Why'n't you do it yourself? You know all of it. No... you tell it. It ain't the same if I tell it. Go on... George. How I tend the rabbits. Well, said George we'll have a big. Vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens. And when it rains in the winter, we'll 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.
By acknowledging the belief of this dream they feel like they can actually achieve this goal and make their dream come true. Steinbeck is showing the audience that they actually have a good feeling about this dream. So if they need to achieve this they need to work hard for it which is gonna be hard but worth it. A good thing about these two is that they actually planned it all out ahead so they have no problems to deal with.
George and Lennie's dream
"Every time I look around my house I magine being rich with guards at the front door, maids making huge meals 3 times a day, nice beautiful drapes hanging in front of our windows and me in a beautiful gown next to my husband in a nice tuxedo with fancy shoes."
While madame Loisel dreams of this rich lifestyle she doesn't even try to work for it. On the other hand her husband tries to make her feel rich he's actually working and buying fancy things for her. She complains about the life she has but her husband accepts it but tried to get rich just for her. So he can have a happy life with his happy wife.
So what? Impact
The role of dreams is a very relatable topic since it is a significant part of everyone's life. Everyone In the world has experience with dreams between fake and reality. I can reflect on my own dreams and make them different in a better way than before. Since I learned that dreaming of goals is hard to work for, I will start planning ahead of myself so I won't make any mistakes on the way.