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  • American Dream - 755 words
    American Dream What specific ills does Miller diagnose in the America Dream? Discuss with reference to "Death of a Salesman". The American Dream is an idea that originated from the Pilgrim Fathers and has remained in the American society. It is the belief that America is the land of opportunity where everyone can be "great". The word "dream" is in fact probably the best way to describe the problems that Arthur Miller can see in this belief. The word "dream" can suggest something wonderful to look forward to achieving, or, it may imply that something is only a dream, something that is impossible to achieve. We can see Miller believes "dream" to mean the latter of these interpretations when we ...
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  • American Dream - 1,162 words
    American Dream The American Dream What is the American Dream? Is it fame? Is it fortune? President Franklin Roosevelt explained the American Dream as freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. (AAC) I think that the American Dream is different for everyone. It is simply the urge for a better life. The American Dream is still valid but is totally different from what it used to be. For the early immigrants the American Dream was a better life not with material goods, but by freedom. Freedom to worship whoever they want. Freedom to say whatever they want without fear of being arrested or shot. (AAC) This Dream stayed with America untill the 1900's. That's ...
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  • American Dream - 449 words
    American Dream Listening to the panel discussion on the American Dream helped me to realize several things about past, current, and future generations. I found it interesting that a majority of the great-grandparents, grandparents, and parents worked in either a factory or a mill, or on a farm. Several of the women also stayed at home to raise the children. None of the panelists attended college except for Sam, Jo, and Edwin. Sam and Jo were both the first in their families to attend college, while Edwins grandfather and father also attended college. It surprises me that there were no interests in earlier generations to further their education. I am not sure if it was just a lack of interest ...
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  • American Dream - 471 words
    American Dream name A.P. English Mrs. Smith Gatsby Essay The Great Gatsby The Characters in the book are static characters because everything that happens to them does not affect how they act on any permanent basis. Gatsby's personality never changes from his smug, rich, party host for more than a hour or two. Tom and daisy Buchanan never stop fighting but, at the same time, never try to end their relationship because of it. Nick tries to become a big city man but never changes from his middle American farm boy ways. The Characters never change from their basic views and idiosyncrasies throughout the progress of the book. Gatsby's personality never changes from his smug, rich, party host for ...
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  • American Dream - 801 words
    American Dream What is the AMERICAN DREAM? I concluded the matter of dreaming about lifes basics wants that are exclusive to North America. The American Dream is the following: Go to college, get a good job, and finally get your own family. If we think about it, the American Dream is indeed a UNIVERSAL DREAM. The concept of the American Dream is created by this value system. The American Dream is intended to be a way of life attainable to all Americans. Whatever maybe the case, the act of trying to escape reality and the result such an act brings, is evident throughout the three novels Jews without money, by Michael Gold, Street Corner Society by William Whyte, and Passing, by Nella Larsen. ...
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  • American Dream - 847 words
    American Dream America, our great country, is strong, powerful, and influential. Americans exemplify positive values, selflessness, hospitality, and the American way of life. The mighty oak tree that stands taller, bigger, and older than all others best represents this grand country. Each part of the tree illustrates a facet of our nation. Shapely emerald leaves covering the tree symbolize the values many Americans hold concerning themselves, others, and their nation. Leaves help the tree grow and flourish just as our value of caring for our neighbors help us to unite and become more successful as a whole. The beautiful shade and distinct shape of these leaves make the tree more attractive a ...
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  • American Dream By John Steinbeck - 521 words
    American Dream By John Steinbeck The Dream of the American Dream John Steinbeck, in his essay America and Americans, uses many contradictions to explain his views on the American Dream. I have witnessed and experienced many of these contradictions in my life. Through my experiences, I have learned to believe that the American dream is no more than just a dream. One of the first contradictions Steinbeck uses that I have personally experienced is, We are alert, curious, hopeful, and we take more drugs designed to make us unaware than any other people. This quote almost perfectly describes one of my cousins. She at one time was very bright and intelligent. In fact, she had over a 4.0 grade poin ...
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  • American Dream Freedom - 1,276 words
    American Dream Freedom What was the dream that brought our ancestors to America? It was rebirth, the craving for men to be born again, the yearning for a second chance. With all of these ideas comes the true American dream - Freedom. This is the condition in which a man feels like a human being. It is the purpose and consequence of rebirth. Throughout the life of Langston Hughes he presented ideas in his writings that help to define his perception of the American dream.In beginning, Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. His father was James Nathaniel Hughes, a man who studied law but was unable to take the examination for the bar because he was black. His mother ...
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  • American Dream Great Gatsby Essay - 838 words
    American Dream ( Great Gatsby Essay) The American Dream The American Dream was the philosophy that brought people to America and to start a new life in a strange, foreign land. Due to this dream, it was believed that America was the land of opportunity, wealth, and prosperity. The dream consists of three components: all men are equal, man can trust and should help his fellow man, and the good, virtuous and hard working are rewarded. F. Scott Fitzgeralds novel The Great Gatsby is a condemnation of American Society and focuses on its downfall. This holds true for three of the main characters in the novel, Jay Gatsby, Tom Buchanan, and Daisy Buchanan. To reach his ideal dream of spending his li ...
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  • American Dream Of African American Soldiers After Wwi - 988 words
    American Dream of African American soldiers after WWI American Dream of African American soldiers after WWI During World War I many things changed, lives were destroyed; dreams shattered, and many soldiers who went to war came back with a different view of life. This "lost generation" was one of the main reasons why the speakeasies and popular 20s culture arose. That culture arose because the men returning from the battlefield did not care. Especially when the African American soldiers returned from WWI. They changed their views also on their American Dream. These soldiers "the lost generation" are what made the 20s. The African American soldiers when upon returning to the United States were ...
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  • American Dream Of The Soldiers Of The Vietnam War - 384 words
    American Dream of the Soldiers of the Vietnam War When we first got here--all of us--we were real young and innocent, full of romantic bullshit, but we learned pretty damn quick. This quote was extracted from the book The Things They Carried by Tim OBrien, and exemplifies the power that the war had in exploiting ones innocence. The Vietnam war drastically altered the soldiers American Dreams due to the great abundance of evil which was celebrated throughout the war. The novel The Things they Carried, the movie Platoon, as well as an actual story from a Vietnam Veteran each, in their own ways, allude to the powerful ability that the Vietnam war possessed to change a soldiers thoughts on life. ...
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  • American Dream: Comparecontrast Great Gatsby And Citizen Kane - 1,164 words
    ... possessions and felt more empty than she had before. Money doesn't meananything! You never give me anything you really care about! After enduring a shocking realization that what she thought wanted in life wasn't at all what she really wanted, she began to realize that the single thing she did want, she knew she couldn't have- not from Charles at least. Charles Foster Kane was seemingly capable of almost anything- except love, for he was never taught how to love. The one thing he loved- his parents (who made weak efforts to return love to their own son) abandoned The intangible bond that is crucial between a mother and her son was attempted by Charles, but was not returned by his mother. ...
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  • American Dream: Myth Of Individual Opportunity - 739 words
    American Dream: Myth Of Individual Opportunity Money and Success: The Myth of Individual Opportunity The American Dream is different for everyone, though it is most commonly associated with success, freedom, and happiness. The concept of the American Dream seems to have dwindled from where it was in the past few generations. It has gone from success, freedom, and happiness to having lots of money and the nicest possessions. In today뭩 society we all hope and strive for this dream, but how many actually achieve the American Dream? Is it a reasonable goal that Americans should strive for, or is it a myth that only leads to self-destruction? Having a lot of money, a good job, and expensiv ...
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  • Christopher Tam 101898 American Dream Great Gatsby Final Draftdream Onthen Wear The Gold Hat8230bounce For Her Too, Till - 1,114 words
    Christopher Tam 10/18/98 American Dream Great Gatsby Final DraftDREAM ON"Then wear the gold hat ... bounce for her too, Till she cry "Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover, I must have you"(1). This epitaph by Thomas D'Invilliers, found at the beginning of The Great Gatsby, depicts the dream that Jay Gatsby tries to make a reality. While it embodies characteristics of the American Dream of rags to riches, it is also a moving dream of love and happiness. While Gatsby was a fraud, his life and death show the greatness of the American Dream, not its bankruptcy.The story unfolds in New York during the early 1920's, a tumultuous time for Americans. American culture was just beginning to take on ...
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  • Edward Albee, The American Dream - 1,196 words
    Edward Albee, The American Dream Edward Albee's, "The American Dream" Edward Albee is considered by many to be one of the most influential playwrights of the seventeenth century. Albee wrote his plays around the typical themes associated with the American drama. They were not just plays about family life; instead, they frequently focused on family dysfunctions and the underlying motives of family structure. In his works, Albee portrays many of the concepts of the absurdism movement that had begun in Europe after World War II. This movement was a reaction to the many injustices brought along with the war itself. One of the major motifs present is the idea that the playwright possessed little ...
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  • Great Gatsby American Dream - 1,042 words
    Great Gatsby American Dream The American Dream Since July 4, 1776 Americans have had the opportunity to pursue whatever they can think of. This has given the people the opportunity to become whatever they want. A person who works hard can become successful; this is what the American Dream is centered around. A person who is a hard worker and persistent can reach any goal he strives for. The American Dream changed as America did. People became more and more infatuated with possessions. The characters in F. Scott Fitzgeralds novel The Great Gatsby each work for their own American Dream. Jay Gatsby, the central character of the novel, has worked from nothing to become a very successful man. Jay ...
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  • Great Gatsby And American Dream - 1,029 words
    Great Gatsby And American Dream Picture this, a person graduates from high school with honors, goes to college and graduates at the top of his/her class. After college, he/she is offered a job in the field he/she wants with an annual salary of about $400,000 a year. He/she marries the person of his/her dreams, has two children and moves into a large, elegant house. Forty years later that person retires with a pension and lives the rest of his/her life in luxury. This is the American Dream. F. Scott Fitzgerald had this dream and worked his entire life to fulfill it, with no avail. Fitzgerald was a sensitive young man who idolized wealth and luxury. He fell in love with a beautiful young woman ...
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  • Great Gatsby And American Dream - 987 words
    ... distribution increased their share of the national income. Labors share of the national income did not rise at all, and workers suffered from unemployment. By implication, then, the decade differed little from earlier ones (431). This shows why George Wilson and others like him remain in a slump and do not prosper in business, whereas people like Tom Buchanan, have an increase in their yearly earnings. It almost seems that the statement; "hard work does not always equal success" was a false statement in the 20s. If a person only looks at the top five percent of the income bracket, they may be right. However, if a person were to look at the other ninety-five percent, this person would se ...
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  • Great Gatsby And American Dream - 1,003 words
    Great Gatsby And American Dream In the novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author incorporates the aspect of the American Dream to develop the story. The American Dreams goals embody the story to show how one can attempt to put effort into accomplishing ones aspirations in life. Throughout the novel, Fitzgerald gives various examples of different characters so called American Dream. Some characters are able to achieve their goal and others are not able to accomplish their goal. From beginning to end Fitzgerald shows how this concept of the American Dream is accomplished and failed by the characters in the story line. Daisy and Tom are two characters whose dreams portray to be ...
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  • Great Gatsby And Fall Of American Dream - 1,134 words
    Great Gatsby And Fall Of American Dream The book 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald was an 'icon of its time.' The book discusses topics that were important, controversial and interesting back in 1920's America. The novel is 'an exploration of the American Dream as it exists in a corrupt period of history.' The main themes in the book are the decay of morals and values and the frustration of a 'modern' society. The Great Gatsby describes the decay of the American Dream and the want for money and materialism. This novel also describes the gap between the rich and the poor (Gatsby and the Wilsons, West Egg and the Valley of the Ashes) by comparing the differences between the Western Uni ...
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