Dream In War Dance

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Jack Kerouac once said, “All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all humankind together.” In the documentary War Dance, we follow the story of three young people as they all work towards the same dream, while they deal with problems. In the novel Of Mice and Men, two men depend on each other to get the other through their struggles. Dreams are important in all lives because they keep us working through our struggles, and they give us hope. We’ve seen throughout our lives and many others, dreams are essential because they keep us going throughout the challenges. In the movie War Dance, we took a glimpse into the lives of people who are struggling and how they use their dreams to encourage themselves. Dominic, the young boy obviously…show more content…
As I said, all of these character’s lives are hard, but they continue to dream, and it gives them the inspiration to continue through their lives. Rose, another character in War Dance, lives with her aunt, who she has a troublesome relationship with. Her aunt has essentially forbade her from attending the conversation (she eventually changes her mind), and she also makes Rose do all of the work around the house, such as taking care of all of her siblings and making all of the food. Through all of this, Rose continues to have the dream of wanting to go to Kampala; and although her mother is dead, she wants her mother to be able to hear her sing, and she believes the way to do that is to make to Kampala and win the competition. She struggles more than any of us know, but she keeps a happy disposition by knowing her life will be better if she makes it to Kampala, and she stays positive the whole way there. In addition, in Of Mice and Men, all George and Lennie do is work, work, and work. The way George keeps Lennie with him and working hard is telling him “we’ll have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens” and he says when it rains they will “say the hell with goin’ to work, and [they’ll] build up a fire in the stove and set around it an’ listen to the rain comin’ down on the roof (14-15).” All in all, George makes out their future to be a very good life, and although it does not come true in the end, it keeps George from going insane, and it keeps Lennie from running off or hurting someone. Later in the book, George figures “if [he] was alone [he] could live so easy (103)” and at the end of the month he could “take [his] fifty bucks and go to a… cat house (104),” but he doesn’t really tell Lennie about his dream of independence, because he knows Lennie’s dream is giving him the hope to
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