You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

35 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Most Emphasis On Money And Love
    363 words
    American Dream The American Dream is a lifelong goal that many Americans strive for. Most parents dedicate their life to making sure their children will have it better than they did themselves. Having all of money, wealth, education, freedom, belonging, and love would be my family's ideal dream. However, they probably put the most emphasis on money (tied to wealth & freedom, & derived from education), and love (tied to belonging). Of the two, money is probably the most important. This is why I c...
  • American Dream
    542 words
    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 ...
  • Gatsby's Dream
    351 words
    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...
  • Beneatha's Dream
    630 words
    A Raisin in the Sun - Money Where money is but an illusion and all it brings are nothing but dreams, one family struggles to discover that wealth can be found in other forms. In the play 'A Raisin in the Sun,' Lorraine Hansberry uses the indirect characterization of the Younger family through their acquaintances to reveal that money and materialism alone are worthless. Living in a society where the fulfillment of dreams is based upon material wealth, the Younger family strives to overcome their ...
  • Mama's Dream
    766 words
    Important themes in A Raisin in the Sun A Raisin in the Sun examines an African-American's family struggle to break out of the themes of poverty, dreams, racism, society, and various social themes that they are faced with. Lorraine Hansberry analyzes how race prejudice and economic insecurity affect a black mans role in his own family, his ability to provide, and his identity. One of the major themes in this play is dreams and dreams deferred. When the Younger family receives the ten thousand do...
  • Money In A Liquor Store And Walter
    958 words
    Dreams Deferred in Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry, the author of A Raisin in the Sun, supports the theme of her play from a montage of, A Dream Deferred, by Langston Hughes. Hughes asks, "What happens to a dream deferred?" He suggests many alternatives to answering the question. That it might "dry up like a raisin in the sun", or "fester like a sore". Yet the play maybe more closely related to Hughes final question of the poem, "Or does it explode?" The play is full of bombs that are explo...
  • American Dream
    481 words
    The Death of America's Ideal The 1920's, although often represented as a time of irresponsibility, was more accurately a decade of bingeing on hopes, dreams, and aspirations. The illusionary ambitions of Americans, however, led them to many a downfall. The American Dream varied from person to person, but ultimately, its quest resulted in a personal dissolution. The fallacies of the American Dream are evident throughout F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Jay Gatsby, the novel's protagonist, ...
  • Way To The American Dream Success
    1,195 words
    It seems as though much of the people during the decade of the 80's sought to be financially secure before anything else. Money was the way to everything, and without it, nothing could be attained. It was the building block to everything else they did, and could determine much of what your life would represent. Though this appeared to be the majority, it was not true for 100% of the people during the time. To some, such as women, politics was the way to the American Dream... success, happiness, ...
  • Old Moneys
    625 words
    Man dreams of living the life of the elite social class and of the power and admiration inherent within. F. Scott Fitzgerald comes to terms with this American dream in The Great Gatsby, a novel about social life in the 1920's. The social hierarchy of the times plays a very important role in this novel. Here Fitzgerald illustrates three specific social classes: old money, new money, and lower class, with old money and new money taking center stage. Gatsby himself personifies new money; he made hi...
  • American Dream For Hanneh And Joe
    1,668 words
    The America Dream is defined in general as a dream of a land that is better richer for everyone based on accomplishment and opportunity. This dream is usually sought after by people who have been deprived of their social and human values. People who have not been able to achieve this dream based on restrictions of their situations that plague their lives. These situations can be different for everyone, race, sex, handicap, etc. My question is this goal obtainable? To me there is one thing that p...
  • Reality Of The Love Of Money
    284 words
    The American Dream as portrayed in The Great Gatsby is the reality of the love of money. The characters in the novel dwell on the fact that they have money. The novel is about the power of money. Daisy is the main character who fulfills the American Dream; being rich. Her lifestyle revolves around money. It is impossible to imagine her without it. When observing Daisy, it is natural for the reader to experience envy. She has a rich husband, owns a beautifully furnished home, and has a lovely dau...
  • Family Dreams And Wishes
    1,238 words
    A Raisin in the Sun is one of the best works of Lorraine Vivian Hansberry, in which, through a black family, the Youngers, she talks about vital issues such as poverty, gender and racial discrimination. Hansberry's play focuses mainly on the dreams of the main characters, which motivates them. The title 'A Raisin in the Sun' has been taken from the poem 'Montage of a Dream Deferred' written by Langston Hughes in which he talks about the consequences when dreams are put off for later. The title i...
  • Their Own Dreams And Mama
    797 words
    The play depicts the feelings and thoughts of the people of their time. Their feelings are different then what we see today in our lives. The family had to deal with poverty and racism. Not having enough money and always being put down because of the color of their skin held them back from having a lot of self-respect and dignity. I think that Mama was the one who had the most pride and held the family together. Ruth was being prevented from having a baby because of money problems, Walter was br...
  • Money Into A Liquor Store
    430 words
    'Life' In the novel 'A Raisin in the Sun' an African American family suffers the loss of one of their family members. He was the oldest person in the family and had always had dreams of his family having a better life. When he died the life insurance company sent the rest of the family a check for ten thousand dollars. The family argues impatiently about how they should spend the money when they finally relieve the money. Walter Lee, the oldest son, wants to invest the money into a liquor store ...
  • Pretender Dreams Of Love
    481 words
    "The Pretender" by Jackson Browne tells a story of a man who has dreams of money and love. Pretenders dream of the "American Dream", money, and love, but do not possess these things. The Pretender in the song, typifies the middle-aged American. All want money and love, but few have them. "The Pretender" reveals a message of a man who had strong dreams, only to have them fade into the harsh reality of life. First, the Pretender dreams of possessing legal tender and living the American life. He dr...
  • Gatsby's Dream Of Money
    874 words
    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...
  • Willy's Dream
    1,438 words
    Pronounced Dead No pain, no gain is a saying that is persistent in the American Society. It is thought that if you work hard, no matter what circumstances, you can become rich and powerful. You can overcome deep poverty to become the richest man alive. This superhuman absurdity is what is referred to as the "American Dream". Day after day, Americans struggle to achieve fame and prosperity, only to find failure and heartbreak. The American Dream in today's society is dead and is proven several ti...
  • American Dream Pertains To A Good
    503 words
    An American Dream is the widespread of will or ambition to succeed of Americans to live a better life than their parents did. My American Dream is to become a pediatrician. The reason I want to be a pediatrician is because I love working with kids Born and raised in a big family, I grew up taking care of my little cousins and grown to love all little kids. The second reason is that I always wanted to work in the medical field because my mother is studying to be a nurse and I read several of her ...
  • American Dream As America
    753 words
    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 than...
  • Lena's Dream
    345 words
    A Raisin In The Sun Dreams are vital to the life of every person. Without dreams, there is nothing to plan or look forward to. The Younger family in A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry has many dreams for their future that a $10,000 insurance check guarantees them. I also have dreams and hopes for my future, college, a job, and a family are all things that I want to have, some day. Due to Walter Younger's death, his widow, Lena Younger, receives a $10,000 insurance check. Lena's dream is t...

35 results found, view free essays on page: