• American Dream Money Make Happiness
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    The American Dream " Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness... ." are the famous words every American hears throughout their lifetime. These words are part of America's history through the Declaration of Independence, America is the only country where the "pursuit of happiness" is actually guaranteed in writing. What exactly are the "pursuit of happiness," and the "American Dream?" As defined by most writers, such as Hemming way, it's becoming rich young and having the opportunity and will ...
  • American Dream Baldwin Society Nephew
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    Lessons of Life Does the American Dream belong to every one or does it exclude some individuals? The American Dream is a very powerful force that molds America. It has existed for many generations but has it changed over time? The foundation of the Dream tends to stay the same that is the pursuit of happiness, hope, freedom, justice and equality. The concepts within the American Dream should alter to fit the changes of society. The breakthroughs and obstacles that America overcomes should shift ...
  • The Great Gatsby And The American Dream
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    The Great Gatsby and the 'American Dream " In Francis Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby the concept of the 'American Dream' appears in two ways. On the one hand Fitzgerald's view and imagination of the American Dream and on the other and, within the plot, Gatsby as the 'possible' personified American Dream come true. O: P /O: P Francis Scott Fitzgerald practically puts the notion of the American Dream on the same level as 'human dream'. But more remarkable is the fact that Fitzgerald's concept...
  • American Dream Gatsby Money Daisy
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    When first opening the book, The Great Gatsby is about passion between Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, but once you dig down deeper into the soul of the book you find that, in fact, that the book is more displaying the American dream, or in reality, the dissolution of it. The green light, first shown in chapter 1, represents the hopes for the future of Jay Gatsby, but in reality the light is representing that the desire for money and pleasure surpass more noble goals of Jay Gatsby. The green ligh...
  • Allegory Of Albee's American D
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    Allegory in Edward Albee's THE AMERICAN DREAM Our understanding of Edward Albee's achievement in The American Dream (1960) has come a long way since 1961 when Martin Estlin hailed it as a "brilliant first example of an American contribution to the Theatre of the Absurd"1 and 1966 when Nicholas Canaday, Jr. labeled it America's "best example of what has come to be known as 'the theatre of the absurd.' "2 The shrewdest assessment of absurdism in Albee is by Brian Way, who shows convincingly that, ...
  • The Great Gatsby And The Pursuit
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    Gatsby's Pursuit of the American DreamT he American Dream means that by persistently working hard, one can achieve success; this is in contrast to other countries where the immigrants came from, in which one was either born into money and privilege or not, and if you weren't, there was no way of achieving this success. The American Dream eliminated the barriers between people that social class had held for centuries in Europe. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, shows the corruption of the...
  • Is The American Dream Still Quite So American
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    What is the American Dream, and who are the people most likely to pursue its often elusive fulfillment? Indeed, the American Dream has come to represent the attainment of myriad of goals that are specific to each individual. While one person might consider a purchased home with a white picket fence her version of the American Dream, another might regard it as the financial ability to operate his own business. Clearly, there is no cut and dried definition of the American Dream as long as any two ...
  • Frederic Douglass American Dream
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    The United States of America is a country that was founded on the basic principles of freedom and liberty. This often leaves it with a reputation as a land full of hope, where anything is possible as long as one is willing to work hard for it. Unfortunately, this idea is not always true. Frederick Douglas, who was born a slave, did not have the privilege of this aforementioned freedom, liberty, and social mobility. Even though he was an exceptionally bright man, he was enslaved and persecuted b...
  • American Dream America Immigrants British
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    Melissa SzkutakEnglish 11 February 11, 2001 American Dream The American Dream Since the discovery of America, a belief known as the American Dream has motivated people to risk personal danger to travel to America as well as motivate them once they arrived. The phrase American Dream means, to me, freedom. It means to be able to do anything you want to do with out someone telling you, you cant. The American Dream in one word could be described as choices. The American Dream motivated people to lea...
  • The Great Gatsby The American Dream
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    The statement made by Marius Bewley's critical essay "Scott Fitzgerald: The Apprentice Fiction", "Fitzgerald's ultimate subject is the character of the American Dream in which, in their respective ways, his principle heroes are all trapped." , can be justified through Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby and his short story "Winter Dreams." In both pieces of literature, Fitzgerald explores and comments upon Americans and their pursuit of the American Dream through Jay Gatsby and Dexter Gree...
  • A True American Dream Doctor Martin Luther King
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    A True American DreamT he picture of Doctor Martin Luther King making his famous "I Have a Dream" speech in front of a Washington D. C. crowd is a true artifact of the American Dream. In the Constitution of the United States of America it is stated that all men are created equal but in society it is over shadowed by racism. Segregation was most common during the fifties and sixties this made it extremely hard for people of color or immigrants to find a good job and live a normal life. For a bla...
  • The Corruption Of The American Dream
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    Fitzgerald criticized the American Dream in The Great Gatsby through Gatsby and Wilson, and symbols such as Gatsby s car. The American Dream is the pursuit of materialism, centralism, and idealized love. Gatsby s character partially fulfilled the American Dream, but kept on pushing for the final part of the dream, even though he had lots of money, he had to get back his true love, Daisy. The characterization of Wilson describes how he devoted his whole life to achieve the American Dream, however...
  • My Antonia The American Dream
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    My Antonia - The American Dream- In the novel, My Antonia, by Willa Cather, everyone seems to be trying to pursue the American Dream. While they all have different ideas of just exactly what the American Dream is, they all know precisely what they want. For some, the American Dream sounds so enticing that they have traveled across the world to achieve their goal. They work hard to fit in and succeed, but, as in the case of Mr. Shimerda, are not always successful. One girl who was chasing the Ame...
  • American Dream Or Nightmare
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    History short paper What is "American Dream"? The one sentence answer to this question is Americans' hope for a better quality of life and a higher standard of living than their parents'. The term was first used by James Trus low Adams in his book The Epic of America which was written in 1931. He states: "The American Dream is "that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement. It is a difficult d...
  • The American Dream One Today Equal
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    In his book "The American Dream", Jim Cullen tried to illustrate what is really an American dream. 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 life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness." But we see that this idea of "all are equal" did not exist is American society earlier where the white men kept s...
  • American Dream Paragraph Family Discuss
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    October 16, 2003 Essay Outline English Is there such a thing as the "Perfect Family?" Throughout America many people have tried to attain the American Dream. What is the American Dream though? All Americans envy the family which is portrayed with the succesful father is outside barbecuing on a Sunday afternoon for his family, while his wife is in the kitchen baking dessert, and his children with the dog in the backyard without a care in the world. All this would be great except for the fact that...
  • Death Of A Salesman American Dream
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    The American Dream, a dream for many, it is the unlocked door that may leads to happiness. It is the hope for a future filled with success and fortune. Although most people have a similar idea of what the American Dream is, they may have different ideas on how to achieve it. Arthur Miller, in the play, "Death of a Salesman" reflects on how one man's struggle in a pursuit of the "American Dream." The protagonist, Willy Loman, a struggling salesman, whose pursuit after the "American Dream" ends in...
  • Gatsby And The American Dream
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    Gatsby pursued the American Dream, as all the other characters pursued the American Dream, though he went to greater lengths to achieve his own personalized version of the American Dream. Gatsby however did not turn out alright in the end. Gatsby realized that what he had always dreamed of, was unrealistic and not what he wanted, when he achieved it. The American Dream is defined as an American ideal of a happy and successful life to which all may aspire, and that everyone in the United States h...
  • The American Dream America Country Term
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    The term "American Dream" is well established in our culture, yet it has seemingly managed to escape a clear, concise definition. It can be a state of mind, an expression, and ideological fixation, or even an idea; nevertheless while there is little disagreement regarding the existence of such a term, its true meaning is disputed. "It is the promise inherent in the idea of America itself." Creating America or "The American Dream is not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of ...
  • An American Dream Thi San
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    This nation of ours is unique. You may not realize it and most of us surely take it for granted. We may complain about the economy. We may complain about our government or our President but in how many other countries is the press free to report the leaders indiscretions. We have so much and yet we complain so much… actually I think it is the ability to complain that makes America great. It is the freedom to dissent, to rail against the powers. This freedom to disagree is what makes us so...