The American Dream can be achieved in different aspects by different people. Wealth is one ideal that everyone wishes they had and are constantly trying to achieve. Ideally people believe that if they get a job then the wealth will just fall into their lap. This is an unrealistic idea and Gatsby learned that the hard way. Gatsby worked extremely hard to gain his wealth and it all payed off in the end.
Laurie read an article in the August 1993 issue of The Philadelphia Inquirer about the Yellow Fever Epidemic in 1793. She thought it was very interesting because she had never heard of it before. Laurie Halse Anderson said, "I read about the courage those people had who struggled to survive and had to write about it." In the book Fever 1793 the epidemic is portrayed exactly how it happened in Philadelphia in 1793. Mattie Cook lives above the family owned and operated coffee shop with her mother and grandfather.
Nevertheless, it is very much possible to live this American Dream if one is determined; no matter the social class, as Efren Mendoza believed: “The American Dream is there for the taking if you aren’t lazy and have no qualms about the kind of work you do.” (Skyhorse 77). As it’s easier to live the American Dream being identified as an Anglo upper-class member, it is in no circumstances impossible to live it as a middle-class or Chicano/Mexicano working class member of society. Conversely, one’s social-economic class shouldn’t be a stepping-stone to living the American Dream. The rich shouldn’t get richer while the poor get poorer. It’s unjust to give the kids who were born in affluent families more opportunities and more tools to build their future than the less fortunate, poor, lower class students.
Page one Cathy Bland Norw1A tutor :- Sue Smith This case study is about a forty seven year old lady who smokes forty cigarettes a day. She suffers from smoking heath related problems and came to me because she wishes to stop smoking. Introduction and initial consultation I began the initial consultation by explaining to HR that to stop smoking under hypnotherapy only takes one session which would last for around two hours. I explained that the first half of the time with me would be getting to know her and why she wants to stop smoking. I continued, the second part of the session would be the hypnotherapy.
Icon is a pretty hard thing to define but the Sign of Life in the USA editors, Sonia Maasik and Jack Solomon did a pretty good job. They defined icons as “figures who have been mythologized into larger-that-life symbols that capture our imagination by embodying our deepest values and desires” (Signs 722). An American icon does not even have to be American so long as they are seen as a symbol of the values that make up “The American Dream.” Idealism, humility, bravery, tenacity, charity, and a rags-to-riches history are all qualities that American society holds in high regard. The author of the article “Larger than Life,” in Signs of Life in the USA, Jenny Lyn Bader, defines icons as famous people who are sexy and never go out of style (Bader 785).
Our freedoms are what set American’s apart from other countries. For example, the amendment is a great example of what I mean. Americans like me have the opportunity to a good education and receive a good career apart from some countries. American people of all different races and religious can live and work together because everyone is allowed an equal opportunity. Americans are united we take pride in our country.
Cara Hendrick English 220 Dr. McGregor November 25, 2012 Revolutionary Road The American Dream, when Americans think of this infamous phrase many might think of success, wealth, fame, or maybe themselves. Sometimes you have to stare reality in the face, and move on with life. Some peoples’ safe havens may be to run to movies, music, or their luxuries to escape the rigors of true life. Everyone wants to think they are superior to whatever their time is invested in. Sometimes when things do not go exactly as planned people feel like their whole life is over, or everything they have lived for was for nothing.
Patriotism, Dignity, and Economy are all words that are tossed around when America comes to mind. An idea that is probably the most common is the idea of and “American Dream.” Sometimes this dream can be fictitious, because it applies to people in so many different ways. Once again it isn’t a set standard because nobody is the same and we all have different dreams. This idea is that of a modern and stylish community where dreams are influenced by appearances and our possessions. This is something that we all have come to accept to be a very American idea.
When the settlers first arrived, they were escaping from all the hardships they were facing with England and they wanted to become their own nation of free people. “What defines an American? Is it the love of liberty, the pursuit of justice, the urge to invent, the desire for wealth, the drive to explore, the quest for spiritual values? The paradox of the American identity is that although the United States is a melting pot of many different traditions, motives, and ideals, there are nevertheless distinctive qualities that define the American character.” There are so many ways to describe what America truly is and how its identity is still hard to decipher, mostly because there are so many people who reside in this country with all types of opinions and backgrounds, so it is very difficult to place where America is. Race is an identity problem in America that dates back from when America had slavery.
The Achievable American Dream “In this remarkable time for the world, I refuse to believe it's time to stop believing in the possibilities of our remarkable country. I refuse to accept the downsizing of the American Dream,” said Senator John Kerry stating his belief that we should not doubt our country or our ability to achieve the American Dream. Even though it is harder to accomplish these goals today, with hard work, they are still reachable no matter what they may be. Many people have their own opinion of what their American dream is, but mine would include having a good education, a successful job, and love. Having a good education has seemed to become the most important item in order to be successful in the United States,