Final Presentation DReams & AspiratIons Created by Isaac San Roman

Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

George Milton

Lennie Small


Curley's wife




"He pulled the trigger. The crash of the shot rolled up the hills and rolled down again. Lennie jarred, and then settled slowly forward to the sand, and he lay without quivering. George shivered and looked at the gun, and then he threw it from him, back up on the bank, near the pile of old ashes. The brush seemed filled with cries and with the sound of running feet. Slim’s voice shouted, “George. Where you at, George?”But George sat stiffly on the bank and looked at his right hand that had thrown the gun away." (Page. 106)

The author taught us a lesson about dreams and aspirations. He gave a lesson behind the novel saying that sometimes you have to make sacrifices in order to have a better life. For example, George knew he had to kill Lennie in order to reach his dreams.

Oranges by Gary Soto

"And asked what she wanted- light in her eyes, a smile staring at the corners of her mouth. I fingered a nickel in my pocket, and when she lifted a chocolate That cost a dime, I didn't say anything. I took the buckle from my pocket, then an orange, and set them quietly on the counter. When I looked up, The lady's eyes met mine, and held them, knowing very well what it was all about." (second stanza)

This poem contributes to my theme because the boy with the oranges had an aspiration to get the girl and he has to make a sacrifice. He had to sacrifice an orange so he then could've gotten the girl. The boy knew that if he got the girl he'd be satisfied with reaching his aspiration.

6 Years by Hannah Fidell

In the end of the movie 6 years Mel has an aspiration for Dan to be happy. She knew that he got a job opportunity in Brooklyn, New York and he was going to turn that down for her but she wouldn't let that happen. Mel knew that she had to sacrifice their relationship in order for Dan to have a better life, without her which is her aspiration. This shows that you have to make sacrifices in friendships and relationships in order to have better lives. In Mel's and Dan's relationship they would always hurt each other so it's for the best that he got a chance at a better life.

So What? Impact

Overall, every person goes through sacrifice and tough decisions. Just like everyone has dreams and aspirations. If a person gets a chance to have a better life it's their decision as to what sacrifice to make. The person can either lose the job opportunity or lose friendships and relationships. For example, if I had a dream and aspiration and I got a chance to pursue it then I would make any sacrifice I have to in order to reach it. It would really suck to loose a dream. This hasn't impacted me since I haven't got a chance to pursue any dream of mine but I hope for sometimes in the future to get a chance at one of them.

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