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Me Before You Dreams, Hopes, and Plans

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Dreams, Hopes, and Plans

Lou Clark isn't a girl with big dreams. Born and raised in a small town in the English countryside, she's made herself content with settling down, working a boring job, and marrying her boring boyfriend. Carpe diem is not her motto. But in Me Before You, when Lou ends up working for Will Traynor, a young business executive and extreme sports enthusiast who was paralyzed two years prior, our hesitant heroine gets a whole new perspective on what life has to offer. All of her dreams might not end up coming true, but she does learn that you've got to fight to make your fantasies into reality.

Questions About Dreams, Hopes, and Plans

  1. Does Lou learn the importance of following her dreams by the end of the novel? Use textual evidence to support your answer.
  2. How does Will react to losing his ability to follow his dreams?
  3. What personal experiences affect Lou's feelings toward the future?
  4. How does Treena's relationship with her dreams and hopes relate to Lou's?

Chew on This

As proven by her trip to Paris and her decision to go back to school, Lou has learned the importance of following her dreams.

Although Lou does indeed go back to school, the fact that she needs to be forced to do so shows that she is still not fully committed to following her dreams.

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