Dreams Alyssa Robles Period: 4

Theme: Dreams are desired yet unattainable without the support and courage of others

The Chrysanthemums

"You sleep in the wagon?" Elissa said "Rain or shine, ma'am. Rain or shine I'm as dry as a cow in there" It must be nice, she said. "It must be very nice. I wish women could do such things." "It ain't the right kind of a life for a women. Her upper lip raised a little, showing her teeth. "How do you know? How can you tell?" she said."(Steinbeck 6)

This quote from "The Chryssanthimums" can display the portrayal that Elissa has trouble dealing with the idea that at her time period women did not have by many rights. Men were given the authority and a way of living life much rougher compared to women and women were invalid of changing to life the life of a man. As she states "I wish women could do such things" this illustrates the dream she desires of living a life similar to a man. The peddler then responds to her in a way that can be thought of as unsupportive and unhopeful as he states, "It ain't the right kind of life for a women".



"I am not like the other at school or here. I know that. I have lonlines for my people. When I pass a hole I want to crawl into it and hide myself. My own people are like me. I must go home to them" ( Steinbeck 8)

While reading this textual information from Tularecito it is clear that Tularecito had been made fun of because he is not like the others and he was born as they say unfinished. Many faced him with the adversity's, such as name calling and bullying including a prior teacher of his. He began to think that he was different and believed it so he set out to find his own people. He dreamed to finally find his own family who would be just like him. He was not supported throughout his entire life he was mistreated and discriminated against. All in all, he had a dream and of finally meeting people who he wanted love and support from. If Tularecito had the the support and encouragement maybe that's all he would need to live a life of contentness and face his dreams confidently and not feel different and discriminated against.

Of Mice and Men

" Well, a show come through, an' I met one of the actors. He says I could go with that show. But my ol' lady wouldn' let me." ( Steinbeck

This quote can indicate that Curleys wife had a dream of being famous and on television. She was told she would be destined to become famous and be on the show as the male had interpreted in the quote. Her dream was to become famous and later on in her life she had faced another opportunity to face her dream and be placed in Hollywood in movies. The man had said as soon as he would have gone back to Hollywood he would write about Curley's wife. She had never received a letter from him and had the impression that her mother had stole it and got rid of it. Her dreams were crushed and she altered to a different life and the first man to ask her hand in marriage had her.

Relation to Modern Days

Dreams can be attributed to modern and ancient days. From generation to generation things will evolve but the idea of perusing dreams is never put to a stop. Within in the earlier days there was still dreams whether it being related to fame and fortune such as Curley's wife in Of Mice and Men or the idea of being free to do what you want and the ability to have more rights in The Chrysanthemums. Also feeling that you are just the same as everyone else and don't need to feel the awfulness of discrimmigration like Tularecito should have felt if he had the love and support he should have recieved from others. Martin Luther King Jr. Had dreams of freedom and equality. His dreams were in need of support and courage and he went a long majority of time being told that his kind would never be equal to the higher majority. Though he did not live to realize his dream has come true, his dream came true with the help of the others encouragement and support.

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