Dreams By: jazmin valEncia, per.5

UNIVERSAL THEME: Keep working for what you want, it'll be worth it in the end.

"Of Mice and Men"

"O.K. Someday—we're gonna get the jack together and we're gonna have a little house and a couple of acres an' a cow and some pigs and—"An' live off the fatta the lan'," Lennie shouted. "An' have rabbits. Go on, George! Tell about what we're gonna have in the garden and about the rabbits in the cages and about the rain in the winter and the stove, and how thick the cream is on the milk like you can hardly cut it. Tell about that George.Why'n't you do it yourself? You know all of it. "No…you tell it. It ain't the same if I tell it. Go on…George. How I get to tend the rabbits."

In this explanation George is telling Lennie about their dream home, and how it's going to be. As you can tell Lennie is so excited about it that while George is talking about the dreams Lennie kept interrupting him saying what was next.

"Crooks called, "Candy!" "Huh?" " 'Member what I said about hoein' and doin' odd jobs?" "Yeah," said Candy. "I remember." "Well, jus' forget it," said Crooks. "I didn' mean it. Jus' foolin'. I wouldn' want to go no place like that." " Well, O.K., if you feel like that. Goodnight."

This explanation shows us that after Mrs. Curley comes in and mocks them all, Crooks seems to realize that the farm is nothing but a fantasy. Poor Crooks: his dream was pathetic enough, and now he doesn't even get to have that anymore.

"The Necklace"

"She let her mind dwell on the quiet vestibules, hung with Oriental tapestries, lighted by tall lamps of bronze, and on the two tall footmen in knee breeches who dozed in the large armchairs, made drowsy by the heat of the furnace. She let her mind dwell on the large parlors, decked with old silk, with their delicate furniture, supporting precious bric-a-brac, and on the coquettish little rooms, perfumed, prepared for the five o'clock chat with the most intimate friends, men well known and sought after, whose attentions all women envied and desired."

This explains that Mathilde spends her time living in a dream world, in which she imagines all the fabulous things she'd have if she were rich. The most detail we get in the otherwise sparse story comes in Maupassant's descriptions of the fancy stuff Mathilde wants. But being rich also means more than just nice stuff to her: it means having the glamour to attract men.

"Mme. Loisel learned the horrible life of the needy. She made the best of it, moreover, frankly, heroically. The frightful debt must be paid. She would pay it. They dismissed the servant; they changed their rooms; they took an attic under the roof."

Mme. Loisel wanted to borrow a necklace for the ball, but she ended up losing it later that day. After losing the necklace Mme. Louse actually finds herself poor now, she then works years paying it off.


Kidnapped by Mother Gothel as an infant, Rapunzel is raised by Gothel and locked away in a tall tower up until her 18th birthday, when she is 'rescued' by Flynn Rider. Rapunzel spends her time painting, cooking, candle-making, reading, brushing her hair, playing with Pascal, observing the outside world from within the tower, singing, and interacting with Mother Gothel. Being immensely fascinated by the floating lanterns that take place on her birthday each year, Rapunzel begins to develop a sense of curiosity and seeks to pursue her dream of seeing those "lights in the sky" one day.

Flynn Rider goes on adventures with her to go and see the lanterns. Although he is wanted he still manages to take her see the lanterns because it was a deal he made with her. Towards the end he starts falling in love with her and helps her make her dream come true. And he did, she got to see the lanterns up close after all they went through.


Dreams and aspirations can affect someone in a positive way by making them work harder on something or be more dedicated to achieve their goal. It may affect a person in a negative way as well because if they're working hard for they're dream but they don't make it it could be very heart wrecking and frustrating.

The qualities that can make a dream worth pursuing is the outcome of it. You feel accomplished after you achieve a goal. Say you achieve getting your dream job that you've always wanted you obviously feel happy for how much money you get and not just that but doing what you love and living the lifestyle that you wanted.

Overall, having a dream is amazing, you just have to work really hard for what you want. Yes there may be tough times but like I said in my theme it will all be worth it in the end. If you do not pursue your dream, it's okay good things are coming your way sooner or later you just have to keep working on other things to see if you want to pursue another dream.

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