Universal Theme: Dreams can destroy you or make you happier
"Of Mice And Men"
The voices came close now. George raised the gun and listened to the voices. Lennie begged, "Le's do it now. Le's get that place now."
The author try's to teach us that society is not always fair and that dreams don't come as easy as they seem. Society didn't always view Lenny the same because he was different. In the book society is not always fair with George and Lennie. George and Lennie had a dream to own their very own farm.
"The Day Of The Locust"
By Nathaniel West
He finds instead a place so shallow and confusing that it destroys him.
It try's to teach us that dreams come with consequences and aren't always what they seem like. In the story a guy wants to become a movie director, but doesn't want the fame, he just wants the job for the money. He realizes in the end that being a movie director wasn't as easy as it seems, and is now stuck in a position that he doesn't want to be in. Fame isn't always what it seems like.
"The American Dream In Modern Society"
By John Hancock
A dream of social order in which each man and each women shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of the birth or position.
This article try's to teach us that everybody should be treated the same no matter who they are. Everybody should have the opportunity to prove to someone that they are capable to do something just like others. Their skin color or race shouldn't change the fact that they can't do things just like others. Everybody should have equal rights to do what they like.
I think that society should all be treated the same because in the end we're all the same. Some dreams are worth pursuing because the achievement will motivate other people to try achieve their dream. Some dreams aren't always possible to achieve because they are just physically impossible.