Sometimes dreams won't come true, sometimes reality kicks in but it doesn't mean you shouldn't stop trying to accomplish new things.
"Of Mice and Men"
" 'Lets have different "Let's have different color rabbits, George.' 'Sure we will,' George said sleepily. 'Red and blue and green rabbits, Lennie. Millions of 'em.' 'Furry ones, George, like I seen in the fair in Sacramento.' 'Sure, furry ones.' " ( Steinbeck 16).
In this quote George and Lennie are talking about how they could have there dream come true of having there own little house and how lennie can have all the rabbits he wants of all different colors. Even though they don't know one mistake will change it for ever.
"Lennie begged, 'Le's do it now. Le's get that place now.' 'Sure, right now. I gotta. We gotta.' And George raised the gun and steadied it, and he brought the muzzle
of it close to the back of Lennie's head. The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hand steadied. He pulled the trigger. The crash of the shot rolled up the hills and rolled down again."
In "Of Mice and Men" the author try's to teach us about society and dreams by telling us that not all dreams are meant to come true. This quote shows how George and Lennie's dreams are crushed because of one simple mistake. This adds to my universal theme because there dreams weren't able to come true but George will still have to move on ahead.
"The Scarlet Ibis"
"Within a few months Doodle had learned to walk well and his go-cart was put up in the barn loft (it's still there) beside his little mahogany coffin. Now, when we roamed off together, resting often, we never turned back until our destination had been reached, and to help pass the time, we took up lying."
In this quote Doodle learns how to walk fulfilling the narrators dream of having a brother who is not crippled because to him Doodle is nothing but a burden. This adds to my universal theme because even though his dreams did come true it wasn't for the right reason.
" He didn't answer, so I placed my hand on his forehead and lifted his head. Limply, he fell backwards onto the earth. He had been bleeding from the mouth, and his neck and the front of his shirt were stained a brilliant red.
"Doodle! Doodle!" I cried, shaking him, but there was no answer but the ropy rain. He lay very awkwardly, with his head thrown far back, making his vermilion neck appear unusually long and slim. His little legs, bent sharply at the knees, had never before seemed so fragile, so thin.
I began to weep, and the tear-blurred vision in red before me looked very familiar. "Doodle!" I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his. For a long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain."
In this quote Doodle has died putting a stop to the dream of the narrator to have a brother with a perfectly normal life. This shows how not all dreams are meant to come true because reality kicks in and not everything goes right. But eventually the narrator will have to move on and accept what happened and make new dreams.
"The Shawshank Redemption"
In "The Shawshank Redemption" Andy is put in jail for killing his wife and her new lover even though he claims he's innocent. That ruins his dreams of having a happy life with his wife and with a good paying job that he is good at. While at jail he meets a lot of friends who's dreams where also crushed when they where put in jail. Then later on in the movie he breaks free through a tunnel in the wall/ sewer system. Being able to accomplish his new dream of being free and going to that "little place right on the Pacific" in Mexico. This explains my universal theme because after his first dream is crushed he still moves on to pursue new dreams.
So What? Impact
The so what impact would be that even though reality might get the best of you and get into your plans you shouldn't stop trying to go after what you believe in because without dreams life is a wild card with no plans ahead.