Society is cruel and people hurt you, you just have to pursue your dreams and always make sure to keep your head up high. People say that the ones that cry are weak, but it's okay not to be okay. Just make sure to always get back up when life knocks you down.
"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.' '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...he pulled the trigger."
What the author tries to teach us in this piece of evidence is that you can't always trust your own "friends." George had promised Lennie ever since the beginning that they would have gotten a place of their own, with rabbits and cows and different types of animals, but at the end George betrayed Lennie. Dreams don't always come true. In this case, the dream was for George and Lennie to get through obstacles together, except Lennie didn't know his only obstacle in life was George and for George, it was Lennie.
"'Well, I think Curley's married...a tart.'...'I don't want you to yell. You gonna get me in trouble jus' like George says you will'...And she continued to struggle, and her eyes were wild with terror. He shook her then, and he was angry with her...for Lennie had broken her neck."
This is also an example of society and dreams. In the beginning when Lennie and George arrived at the ranch, the guys had warned both George and Lennie about staying away from Curley's wife. The only problem, was that Lennie did not listen to George. One of Lennie's "dreams," was for George to let Lennie tend the rabbits, and Curley's wife had told Lennie George was not going to let him tend no rabbits. Of course, Lennie got furious and scared, so he overreacted and ended up killing Curley's wife. Society in this case, was trying to be helpful with Lennie, but one woman made the difference and the turning point in Lennie's destiny.
"...but was as unhappy as a woman who has come down in the world...she grieved incessantly, feeling that she had been born for all the little niceties and luxuries of living."
This quote from the short story "The Necklace," shows how Madame Loisel is a pretty and charming woman, but she thrives to be filled with luxury. Society was very picky and unequal. People of a higher class did not view the lower class in the same way. Madame Loisel's dream was for her to be filled with expensive and luxury things, yet little did she know destiny would play her wrong.
"They found nothing...Mme. Loisel experienced the horrible life the needy live. She played her part...And this went on for ten years...Mme. Forestier, quite proud clasped her by the hands. 'Oh, my poor Mathilde. But mine was only paste. Why, at most it was worth only five hundred francs!'"
In the story, Madame Forestier lend her necklace to Madame Loisel for her to attend a very important and fancy place filled with higher class guests. After the event, Madame Loisel lost the necklace and decided to work hard to get her a new one, only for her to find out the necklace her friend lend her was only a paste of the actual one. She realized that her being obsessive over being rich and filled with luxuries had been a bad choice and because of that, she learned a very good lesson. Society, in this case Madame Forestier, was messed up and cruel to Madame Loisel, for not telling her that the necklace was a copy.
In the movie Tangled, all Rapunzel ever wanted was to see the lights that shined bright on her birthday since she thought they were only meant for her. She was kidnapped when she was a baby and her "mom" hid her in the tower. Rapunzel's dream was for one day to be let out of the tower and see the lights that shine bright but the cruelty of her "mom" achieved her kindness and was selfish enough to not let her out. She knew for a fact Rapunzel will never be let out of the tower...or so she thought.
Society in this movie was both evil and good. The goodness part came from Flynn Rider, who helped Rapunzel out of the tower. He made Rapunzel's dream come true, showed and proved to her that not every person out there in the world will be evil and cruel. She grew up with the influences of her mother, thinking that everyone out there will try to hurt her. At the end, she realized that dreams do come true and that there will be both good and bad people who try to hurt you. You just have to find out who are the ones worth hurting for.
Overall, there will always be both good and bad people in this world. People make you think that dreams won't ever come true, but if you thrive and don't let any one knock you down, you can accomplish whatever goals you have for yourself in this life. Anything is possible. People will be with you during the good and bad times. Yet, there will be people who will only be there to hate on your accomplishments. At the end, not everyone will be there for you, but those who are, keep those close.