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  • Their Dreams And Egos Turn Into Greed
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    Dreams and Dreaming People use dreams to live through the crass mishaps of life. But, dreams need be attainable within boundaries of ones ego. In the play, Death Of A Salesman, and Raisin In The Sun, characters extend their egos into super egos; therefore, the dream becomes unattainable. People often use dreams as a basis for their lives. Dreams between Willy Loman, of the Salesman, and Walter Lee Younger, of The Raisin are very similar. Their dreams prove to be far from an average person. They ...
  • People The American Dream
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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...
  • Dreams As Stars
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    Is life worth living, if you don't see anything in front of you... ? ."Oh night in which the stars feign light, all night that alone is the size of Universe, make me, body and soul, part of your body, so that-being near darkness- I'll lose myself and become night as well without any dreams as stars within me, nor a hoped for sun shining with the future" (F. Pessoa, "Book of Disquiet", passage 280). How do I begin to tell you the story of myself? To tell you how hard it is to fight with the inner...
  • American Dream
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    American Dream? The American dream! What is the American dream? Who lives and considers their life the American dream? Does Bartleby live the American dream? What makes this story have anything to do with the American dream? Well in the next few pages I am going to try to relate my idea of the American dream to this story. The American dream to me is quite simple, happiness living in America. To strive for happiness you need some other tools, just face it happiness isn't everything. Money is a b...
  • American Dream Changes From Generation To Generation
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    Brandy Barefoot. Williams English 112-21-31-02 The American Perspective The basic idea of the American Dream generally has stayed the same throughout time, although the majority of Americans seem to take the Dream for granted. The first settlers arrived to the New World in search of a treasure: life, liberty, and freedom. This treasure was and still is the American Dream. Now people from all over the world come to America in search of the same Dream; some even die trying. People were not as mate...
  • Close To The American Dream
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    The American dream. Everyone has different opinions on what the American dream is. Their 'ultimate goal'; in life. The people in The Great Gatsby think they are living that dream, but I beg to differ. The only one who I believe is living out something close to the American dream is Tom, and I will prove so. The many different characters in this book act as if they " re having the time of their life and so forth. That is so only on the outside. If you look carefully at the person inside, you can ...
  • George And Lennie's Dream
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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...
  • Scene As Willy States
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    For Willy and Linda, life's accomplishments and sources of pleasure are simple. This statement gives an excellent judgment of their lives because they lead very average lives for the time, and any depth is ignored on their part. This little scene exemplifies this point by showing a focus in their lives, being the mortgage on the house. For twenty-five years Willy and Linda have been working to pay off their mortgage, and once they do that, they will attain a sense of freedom, or the "American Dr...
  • Faye Greener And Homer Simpson
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    Nathanael West's The Day of the Locust tells the story of people who have come to California in search of the American Dream. They travel west hoping to escape less than perfect lives and pursue success in Hollywood. The characters in this novel dream of a life of luxury, having lots of money, and living happily ever after. They eventually come to the realization that the seemingly picture perfect life that California represents is not as easy to attain as they once thought. The characters in Th...
  • Lives Right Below The American Dream
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    The American Dream, yes everybody has one, it can be from living in a large house and having a million dollars to just having the privilege to live in America and try to make something better for themselves in this "new" life or "new" start they are trying to grasp. There are many traditions and dreams of every American today while some dreams are practical and some are not and most of all their dreams are from the heart. The American dream is really simple -- it consists of a house a job a car ...
  • Willie Loman In Death Of A Salesman
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    An Analysis of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman When people accept an ideal to live by it can be a glorious and noble thing unless they become so obsessed with the ideal that it becomes a yolk and they are unable to realize their dream. This is especially true for Arthur Miller's play Death of a Salesman. In this play Miller portrays a lower-middle class man, Willie Loman, respectively, who lives by an ideal that ultimately is self-defeating. Willie lived to pursue the American dream rather t...
  • My American Experience America
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    My American Experience America is home to millions of people. I have lived my life in America my entire sixteen years on this world, and have cherished every second of it. Through these sixteen years, I have been able to establish my own thoughts and feelings on what the American experience is about to me. I may have my own opinions, though others may disagree with them. I cannot live the life of the millions of people living in America, nor can I explain the American experience on their behalf ...
  • Poverty Of The Family
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    The play Raisin in the Sun deals with an urban family and their pursuit of their dreams. The family has to work to overcome the poverty that they live in before they can pursue those dreams. This poverty is shown through the worn appearance of their apartment. Rose and Mama try to make their poor apartment appear to be a home in where there is still hope. Even so, the setup of the apartment and the closeness ensure that conflicts about individuals dreams are inevitable. The entire set, along wit...
  • Failure Of American Dream
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    The life in the roaring twenties was the life of parties and social gatherings, full of entertainment, laughter, and simplicity of heart without a care in the world. Like Alfred, Lord Tennyson, wrote, "Dream are true while they last" in The Higher Pantheism, and Tennyson's such thought was evident in the novel The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald's piece can be related to Tennyson's view in that the people of the twenties were living in their dreams -the American dream of success and happiness - wanting...
  • Descriptive Language
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    live equally. This was a wonderful dream for the E Failed Dreams. Social Injustice in 'Of Mice and Men' and 'Animal Farm. ' When Europeans left Europe for America they were told that everyone would be landowner, they would live like kings and the streets were paved with gold. Everybody would live equally. This was a wonderful dream for the E Frankenstein Victor Frankenstein had a wonderful life as a child. He was loving and cared deeply for his family. At the age of thirteen the works of Corneli...
  • Families
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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...
  • American Dream Magazine
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    Table of contents Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page 10. Page 11. Page 12. Page 13. Page 14. Page 15. Page 16. Page 17. Page 18. Page 19. Page 20. Published may 15, 1803 By Melissa Robertson 1605 Dogwood way Editor 1 Matthew Schwabe Editor 2 Jamie Herras Editors statement: My magazine American Dreams was put together merle to show that I have the smarts to do anything I put my mind to. This magazine signifies the struggles I went through to put together a piece ...
  • Their Entire Lives To A Moment
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    "Actors are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Each day, actors face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get ' real' jobs, and their own fear that they " ll never work again. Every day they have to ignore the possibility that the vision to which they have dedicated their lives is a pipe dream. With every pass...
  • Similar View Of The American Dream
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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 And Victor
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    An Analysis Of Arthur Miller's Death OfA n Analysis Of Arthur Miller's Death Of A Salesman An Analysis of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and The Price When people accept an ideal to live by it can be a glorious and noble thing unless they become so obsessed wi the the ideal that it becomes a yolk and they are unable to realize their dream... This is especially true for two characters in Arthur Miller's plays Death of a Salesman and The Price. In these two plays Miller portals two lower-midd...

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