Based on the novel Dear Mr Kilmer
by Anne Schraff that I have learnt, there is one character that i found to be
determined to realize his dream.
The character is Richard Knight, a
boy who lived in Turtle Lake, Iowa with his father, Pa, his elder brother, Gus
and his younger sister, Angie. The novel
centred on Richard Knight, a fifteen-year old boy who begins a correspondence
with a poet, Joyce Kilmer while Mr. Kilmer is serving the country during World
I think people should be allowed to
follow their dreams because they can make new friends who shared the same
interest with them. In evidence, Richard makes friend with Mr. Joyce Kilmer by
corresponding letters to each other, especially when Richard told him about his
dream to be a poet just like him. He also made friends with Hannah Schermer, a
girl who had been isolated because of her different ethnicity by sharing his
stories and poems to her. Mrs. Hansen also gave Richard her support in pursuing
his dreams. It is crystal clear that following our dreams makes us to have new
Next, people also should be allowed
to follow their dreams as they can make you happy. For me, life without dreams
is depressing but when you have dreams, life will be better as you have
something that you want in life. In evidence, Richard always corresponds with a
famous poet, Mr. Joyce Kilmer as he admired him so much and wanted to be like him
one day. He also wrote his own poems and read it in front of his classroom as
he felt happy doing what he likes. Writing poems made Richard happy and he knows
what he wants to pursue his life. Based on the evidence, it is clear that following
your own dreams will make you happy.
Last but not least, people should
be allowed to follow their dreams so they can inspire others to pursue their
dreams too. If one has the courage to pursue his or her dreams, he or she will
surely inspire others to prove that they are also capable of doing something
courageous. In example, when Hannah’s family tavern had been vandalized, Richard
was the only boy who is brave enough to sign the sympathy card for Hannah. His
action inspires other students to sign the sympathy card even though no one did
in the end except for Richard as other students were afraid by Abner and Harris.
So, it is clear that following your dreams will inspire others.
In my opinion, everyone should follow
their own dreams like Richard so that we will feel that life is worth living. I
hope I can be like Richard one day, a boy who is strong enough to go through a
/lot of hardships to pursue his dreams.