Dreams and aspirations By: Aileen Salas

Universal Theme: When persuing your dreams you can hurt other even when its Not meant intentionally

Thies means that when your so focused to accomplish your dream, and things get tough. You can end up hurting someone, or yourself whether you meant it or not.

"Of Mice and Men"

"We gonna get a little place, Gerge began he reached in his side pocket and brought out Carlson's gun."(pg 105) " You...a'n me. Everybody gonna be nice to you. Ain't gonna be no more trouble. Nobody gonna hurt nor steal from them." (pg 106)

This is showing the dilemma that George faced. He had to choose between Lennie being tortured and killed in the hands of the farm laborers, or kill him himself with a sudden and quick death. Even though killing Lennie meant that they will never have there dream fulfilled of them living together in peace in the fatta the lan. In reality George had another dream. A dream that Lennie wouldn't have to suffer in the hands of others.

"Scarlet Ibis"

"I heard Doodle, who had fallen behind, cry out, 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..." (pg 6)

Even though he new he would not make it home, he was so determined on his dream to have a "normal" brother, he did not care if Doodle was in pain. In the end he realized what he had done and he ended up not just hurting his brother, but himself. He wasn't thinking for Doodle's sake, but for his sake.


Hades is always intentionally hurting people, just so he can fulfill his dreams and desires. In the Disney movie,Hercules, his dream is to rule over Olympus, in doing so he sets the titans free, creating havoc to the world. He also desired to get rid of Hercules. To get this acomplished, he sent his minions to do his bidding. For example he sent Meg to give Hercules a weakness, so he can have the opportunity to take away his power.

So what? Impact

We all have a dreams, big and small. When you pursue your dream remember to think of others and not just yourself. You might end up putting others and even yourself in harms way, even when it was not meant intentionally.

The End :))

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