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In Beyond the Horizon and Diffrent Eugene ONeill reveals that dreams are necessary to sustain life Through the use of the characters Robert Mayo Andrew Mayo Ruth and Emma Crosby ONeill proves that without dreams man could not exist Each of his characters are dependent on their dreams as they feed their destiny When they deny their dreams they deny their destiny altering their lives forever ONeill also points out that following your dreams brings you true happiness something all of his characters do not experience The characters of Rob Andy and Emma are stripped of their dreams and their destinies by the ones who profess to love them Rob and Andy unknowingly allowed Ruth to lead them down a path they were not meant to travel Emma is the same as Rob and Andrew in this respect because she let Calebs actions control her ability to follow her dream Rob is a dreamer His only wish is to go beyond the horizon and discover the mystery of life Andy however is Robs opposite Andrew is practical and down-to-earth His deepest desire is to spend his life farming One constructs the world out of fact the other out of pure imagination Robs quest is strange to Andy it goes beyond anything he can comprehend Andrew who is A Mayo through and through does not think in the imaginative terms Rob does Its just beauty thats calling me-the beauty of the far off and unknownin quest of the secret which is hidden over there beyond the horizon Horizon 85 Andy does understand that his brother could never be happy living on the farm because his heart is elsewhere Emma is like Rob in a few ways Both characters have idealistic views Rob believes in the secret beyond the horizon and Emma in Calebs fidelity Neither of them consider the fact things may not be as they perceive them For Emma this innocence is
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