• The American Dream Is It A Reality
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    Is The American Dream Just A Dream? I think that the American Dream is a social ideal based on equality in social, political and economic rights and privileges. The constitution of this country suggests that every person who lives on American soil is free. In the United States' Declaration of Independence our founding fathers:' ... held certain truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are l...
  • The American Dream In The Great Gatsby
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    The American Dream There is no set definition to be found anywhere of the true meaning of The American Dream. Any hope, dream, or goal which was pursued by anyone in the history of America is on an American Dream. In modern times the accepted dream seems to be 2. 5 children, a house with a white picket fence, and a perfect spouse. However, as it is shown through out literature from the early days of America to contemporary times the American Dream is not always so simple a concept. America was ...
  • The American Dream Opportunity Achieve America
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    The Opportunity is Just as Important as the Result Opportunity is defined in Webster's Dictionary as 'A good position, chance or prospect for achievement'; which is easily connected to the idea of The American Dream. After all, isn't America known as 'The land of opportunity'; ? Most people came to America, and still come for that matter, in search of a better life through hard work and dedication to their cause. In 'Chinaman's Chance: Reflections on the American Dream'; by Eric Liu, it is state...
  • Great Gatsby American Dream
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    The origin of the American dream started mostly during the later half of the nineteenth century, many of America's physical resources were undiscovered, allowing the possibility of coming across a fortune through relatively little, but lucky investment in land or industry. Many early Americans prospectors headed west of the Rocky Mountains to buy acres of cheap land in hopes of finding gold. The American dream was a driving factor not only in the Gold rush, but also in the immigration throughout...
  • Of Mice And Men
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    Of Mice and Men is a novel of defeated hope and harsh reality of the American Dream. However, regardless of how much one may hope and strive to reach it, the American Dream does not always provide complete fulfillment. Of Mice and Men takes place in America during the Great Depression of the 1930's. Formerly known as the land of opportunity and fortune, America had soon earned the label of being the complete opposite. It was during this time that many migrant workers moved their family west in s...
  • The American Dream Advertisers Car Make
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    The 1920 s were a decade of rebirth characterized by the founding of the 'American Dream' -- the belief that anyone can, and should, achieve material success. What is the American dream? It consists of a family, house, cars, and other luxury items. Why do we feel so compelled to pursue it? The reason is because we, the American public, have been convinced through advertising to acquire it. It is a very powerful way of persuasion. Advertising affects us so powerfully that it sometimes sets our vi...
  • American Dream Life Family Parents
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    The American Dream is a personal thing. Every person's belief or thought on what the American Dream is different than anybody else's. There is one noticeable common thread between every conceivable Dream though: the dream is to live a better life socially, monetarily, or contentedly than your parents did. The conflicts at the time helps determine what aspect of life you wish to improve upon, but it will always be the same principal as long as America stands free. Dr. Martin Luther King lived in...
  • American Dream Film Films Vietnam
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    How has the "American Dream" been translated into popular film? Refer to at least four films. The American Dream is an often mentioned and well-known term used to describe the ideology of the United States of America. Despite the common usage of the term it is not always completely understood and so requires, at least, a brief introduction and definition. P Mueller in his writing Star Trek and the American Dream claims that .".. to some the American dream is just 'from rags to riches', to others...
  • The American Dream People America Liberty
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    ~ The American Dream ~ What is the American Dream? We all have dreams of different kinds. To some people, the American Dream is having all that is available in this life to meet tour needs, wants, and desires. To others, it means having a great job, a wonderful family, and a secure future. And maybe to others the American Dream simply means having the opportunity to prove yourself. No matter what your definition of the American Dream is, we all try hard to achieve this one common goal. In Crevec...
  • American Dream America Freedom Destiny
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    From the birth of America, to America today, the driving force and the heart of America has always been the "American Dream." The "American Dream" is a goal for the majority of people who live in the realms of the Americanized world. I believe that the "American Dream" is controlling my own destiny, becoming successful, and living free. Examples of this dream are things like television, automobiles, supermarkets, malls, Internet, planes, trains, etc. The "American Dream" is success, freedom, and...
  • Jamestown The Basic Of American Dream
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    Raj Desai 3-27-99 Interdisciplinary project Jamestown: The basis of the American Dream One might wonder what the relevance of Jamestown would be to the American dream. Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in America. This in and of itself is not part of the American dream. No object or city can be part of the American dream, because the American dream is not tangible, and it is different with each person. An object may represent the ideal of the American dream, but the American d...
  • American Dream Gatsby Money Love
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    During the Jazz Age, the 1920 s, the American Dream was formed by the upper class society. It was a dream of money, wealth, prosperity, the need to get rich quick, and the happiness that should come as a result of a booming economy. The American Dream was based purely upon materialistic things. The novel The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, illustrates the infatuation one man had toward his American Dream, his aspiration to fulfill it, the limitations America set on his dreams, and the disa...
  • Gatsby 17 American Dream
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    The American Dream in The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald sees the "American Dream" as something corrupt, and not easy to achieve. The "American Dream" is made up of a long social ladder, and it is often impossible to be accepted at the top of this social ladder. In The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald portrays Gatsby as a good example of the "American Dream. However, there is a fine line between what many think is the "American Dream, and what Fitzgerald thinks is the "American Dream. There is a differ...
  • Great Gatsby Death Of Hope
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald epitomizes his disappointment with the failure of the American Dream in his breakthrough novel, The Great Gatsby. The theme of the withering of the American dream is personified through many of its characters. There is a strong contrast between the wealthy and the poor, as the contrast of those pursuing the American dream and the ones that have reached it. Fitzgerald makes a heavy point, though, in exaggerating the dissatisfaction and unhappiness of all characters, rich or p...
  • The American Dream Idea Rights Life
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    Throughout society, one can find innumerable explanations and definitions for the phrase, "American Dream." Everyone has his or her own idea of what the American dream is. To some, the American dream may symbolize fame and fortune, and to others it may mean freedom and happiness. No matter what a person's definition of the American dream, they are entitled to pursue it to their full capabilities. A vast majority of Americans base their idea of the American dream on The Declaration of Independenc...
  • American Dream Essay Money People Family
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    Today, there are many dreams and traditions that Americas hold. Some of them can be reached, some cannot. Some Americans dream of riches, some dream of curing diseases. Most of their dreams are from the heart. People dream of having a family, with healthy kids. The American dream is really simple to me. It's having a family, house, job, and one or more cars. Today in society, people have different perspectives on what the "American Dream" is. People worry more about how the economy is doing th...
  • American Dream 2 The 2
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    The American dream is a dream so great that no man or women could possibly put a finger on what it exactly is. However, for some, it is all they have. You can walk in any town on any street and see at least one person experiencing their dream even though they might not be feeling it. On that same street in that same town you might see another person on the other end of the stick who knows what their American dream is and just wanting to have 1 second of that feeling. I say all this because I am ...
  • American Dream View Loman Fame
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    Show American Dream American Dream Show how Willy Loman's "American Dream' of success can be compared to at least three other works of literature we have read this semester and their main character's interpretation of the "American Dream' of success. Mention specific examples to support your thesis. Nearly every American has a different view of what the "American Dream' really is. To some, it's money, to other's fame, and popularity. To Willy Loman, that American Dream meant raising the ideal Al...
  • American Dream America Song Live
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    The American Dream Americans celebrate Independence Day with great pride and honor. The days that have once been filled with happiness are still lived today. Americans everywhere are able to thrive and profit from our flourishing history. On the contrary, the? American Dream, ? derived from our free and independent democracy. While, many other countries are living under regulations, Americans live freely. This political freedom that we celebrate on July fourth led to the engines of creativity a...
  • American Dream In Great Gatsby
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    Essay: The Great Gatsby What is the "American Dream'? How does the characterization of Gatsby in the Great Gatsby represent and undermine it? Although "The Great Gatsby' is filled with multiple themes such as love, money, order, reality, illusion and immorality, no one would probably deny that the predominate one focuses on the American Dream and the downfall of those who attempt to reach its illusionary goals. The attempt to capture the American Dream is the central of this novel. This can be e...