Of Mice & Men Thematic Project By midori fishel

Theme: Your dream may or may not come true no matter how much you sacrifice.

"Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck

In the book, "Of Mice and Men" Geroge and Lennies dream was to be able to own a land and for Lennie to be able to tend the rabbits, they were going to have a garden and other animals. But that dream couldn't have come true because Lennie was shot and killed by George. George sacrificed not only his dream but Lennies dream to because he wanted to be the one to kill Lennie because he knew him the most.

" '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. The hand shook violently, but his face set and his hands steadied. He pulled the trigger." (Page 106)

"The Scariet Ibis" by James Hurst

The second story I choose was "The Scarlet Ibis" Doodle was barely able to walk or do anything, he always need help and assistance by people, for instance his brother. But Doodle's brother was embarrassed because his 5 year old brother couldn't even walk. Because of that Doodle brother set out to teach how to be able to walk and other things. But in the end Doodle dies because Doodle brother left him in a storm to die, doodle sacraficed his life basically to try to be normal.

"'Brother, Brother, don't leave me! Don't leave me!' The knowledge that Doodle's and my plans had come to naught was bitter, and that streak of cruelty within me awakened. I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a walk of rain dividing us." (Section604). "'... He had been bleeding from the mouth, and his neck and the front of his shirt were stained brilliant red. 'Doodle! Doodle!' I cried, shaking him, but there was no answer but the ropy rain." (Section 604)

Big Hero 6

Lastly in the movie "Big Hero 6" Tadashi tried making a personal health care assistant named Baymax. While making Baymax he had a lot of trouble trying to get him to actually work and in the process of making Baymax a real health care assistant, Tadashi died due to a fire caused by a jealous person trying to steal his brother Hiro's invention. Tadashi died before being able to see that Baymax worked. Baymax helped Hiro after his brother Tadashi died. He even helped Hiro and some friends live after being attacked by the jealous inventor that was trying to steal Hiro's invention.

So What?

Even if dreams mean you have to sacrifice things never give up, because you'll never know if you'll dream with come true, like how Baymax really was able to help people even though Tadashi wasn't there to find out.


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