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In Beyond the Horizon and Diffrent Eugene ONeill reveals that dreams arenecessary to sustain life Through the use of the characters Robert MayoAndrew Mayo Ruth and Emma Crosby ONeill proves that without dreams mancould not exist Each of his characters are dependent on their dreams asthey feed their destiny When they deny their dreams they deny their destinyaltering their lives forever ONeill also points out that following yourdreams brings you true happiness something all of his characters do notexperience The characters of Rob Andy and Emma are stripped of their dreamsand their destinies by the ones who profess to love them Rob and Andyunknowingly allowed Ruth to lead them down a path they were not meant totravel Emma is the same as Rob and Andrew in this respect because she letCalebs actions control her ability to follow her dream Rob is a dreamerHis only wish is to go beyond the horizon and discover the mystery of lifeAndy however is Robs opposite Andrew is practical and down-to-earthHis deepest desire is to spend his life farming One constructs the worldout of fact the other out of pure imagination Robs quest is strange toAndy it goes beyond anything he can comprehend Andrew who is A Mayo throughand through does not think in the imaginative terms Rob does Its justbeauty thats calling me-the beauty of the far off and unknownin questof the secret which is hidden over there beyond the horizon Horizon85 Andy does understand that his brother could never be happy living onthe farm because his heart is elsewhere Emma is like Rob in a few waysBoth characters have idealistic views Rob believes in the secret beyondthe horizon and Emma in Calebs fidelity Neither of them consider the factthings may not be as they perceive them For Emma this innocence is herundoing Emma considers Caleb to be diffrent This difference is whatmakes him special to her She trusts he will always be this way and thatthey will always
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