Universal theme: Dreams can be be dreams if you treat it like a dream, for every bad decision come a nightmare
Of Mice and Men
Go on, " said lennie "how's it gonna be. We gonna get a little place" pg 116 "
"and then she was still. Lennie has broke her neck." Pg. 100 "he pulled the trigger." " lennie jarred and then he lay quivering." Pg117
Of mice and men try's to tell us that making bad choices leads to your nightmare not a dream. Like when lennie kills curleys wife, he dies and can't reach his dream in owning a peace of land with George and candy.
The Scarlet Ibis
"Within a few months, Doodle had learned to walk well. Since I had succeeded in teaching Doodle to walk, I began to believe in my own infallibility. I decided to teach him to run, to row, to swim, to climb trees, and to fight. Now he, too, believed in me; so, we set a deadline when Doodle could start school."
"Doodle, Doodle." There was no answer but the ropy rain. 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"
The Scarlet Ibis tells us that doing the wrong decision can turn into your nightmare. Doodles brother was eager for his dream of having a brother that can walk, he didn't realize that he was pushing the limits farther than they were already by getting his selfish reasons into it.
Most of the song he reflects on his dreams on becoming an artist (rapper).
" they said that dreams come true and when they do, that there's a beautiful thing."
In this verse he means that achieving your dreams is going to have its perks, but if your not happy, your dream doesn't feel as good.
Block is hot, the streets is cold free to love, to each his own.
He Refers that there were bumps in road that he traveled , but that's what made his story to fame even better.
So what? Impact
Everyone has had a dream if not many. Dreams of becoming famous, a professional athlete, or an artist. Like in the story's that I listed and quoted in my presentation, bad decision can affect your dream and make it become a nightmare. Like lennie, he dreams of owning land with George, but that doesn't happen because he kills curleys wife and he dies because of it.