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We all aspire to do things in our life These things can be simple achievable goals or they can be dreams of being a rich and famous movie star or athlete However no matter how achievable or reasonable an aspiration may seem there will almost always be limitations that will try to stop you from attaining your goal This situation is used everywhere you look in your life in movies in novels etc Two stories that contain dreams and barriers are A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck Both of these brilliant stories contain several instances of a character or characters having their dreams suddenly blocked by an obstructive limitation The characters from Of Mice and Men and A Raisin in the Sun share similar and different dreams but all of them are confronted by obstacles The characters in the two stories share a similar aspiration and limitation In the play A Raisin in the Sun one of the aspirations of the family is to find a better home The one they live in has cracking walls and roaches as well as furnishings that are typical and undistinguished and that have accommodated the living of too many people for too many years Hansberry 23 and a table or a chair moved to disguise the worn places in the carpet that has fought back by showing its weariness elsewhere 23 This desire of a decent home is also found in Of Mice and Men It is George and Lennies dream to have a little house and a couple of acres an a cow and some pigs a big vegetable garden and a rabbit hutch and chickens Steinbeck 14 Both of the groups of characters are poor and live moderate sometimes depressing lives One group is a poor black family in Chicago the other a duo of poor laborers For them to want a better
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