The Struggle of Dreams Displayed in the Film Field of Dreams Essay

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The Struggle of Dreams Displayed in the Film Field of Dreams Chasing a dream is an adventure worth taking a risk. Achieving them is just the very beginning to one's happiness. Childhood is spent mostly daydreaming about the future, however, the question is asked, "Will these dreams come true?" To pursue dreams, one requires hope, patience, and effort if they are to be fulfilled. Bette Davis once said, "To fulfill a dream, to allow to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. They money is the gravy." Dreams may not be realistic but it is only so significant that you …show more content…
He majored in English but as Ray puts it, "I majored in the 60s." He marched in protests, smoked grass, and met Annie. In June 1974, Ray and Annie were married, but during that fall his father had died. One year later, their daughter, Karen, was born. Together as a family they lived on a cornfield in Iowa. At this point of his life, he would only begin fulfilling his dream. At the age of thirty-six, Ray had already been tied down to a wife, daughter, farm and mortgage. Though Ray's goals in life were not yet accomplished, his life is that of a dreamer's.

Ray eventually carried out his dream but along the way he experienced many conflicts. Such conflicts included social issues. In the film, Ray was inspired by a voice that said, "If you build it, he will come." He believed "he" referred to the famous Shoeless Joe Jackson. For that reason he plowed many acres of land for a baseball field. Considered confusing and shocking, his actions led the town to declare him as the town's fool. Financial stability was also another conflicting issue. Each acre was worth twenty-two hundred dollars. It was nonsensical to keep both the farm and field. Therefore his family was threatened with foreclosure. There was also another reason for the baseball field to be created. Ray recalls when he was seventeen years old, he said to his father, "I can never respect a man whose hero is a

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