Shepard says that living the American dream is an “impossible dream” and I think that he is wrong because the American dream is all about freedom which includes the opportunity for prosperity, success and social mobility received through hard work. The American Dream in the story Bread Givers is totally being unitized through Sara Smolinsky because she fought her way to become someone for herself by not giving up and not letting her father control her life. Sara struggles to achieve her American culture by leaving her family, putting herself through college alone. Sara always had faith in herself and she would not quit until she achieves what she wants. Yes you can say the American dream was “impossible” for some people, who did not care enough to find a way from their old culture and follow a new
And this contrasts with how she felt when she belonged and had her identity in America. However, Betty chose to convert for her husband as she loved him; however the shift in the attitude towards her husband decreased immensely as he started to treat her as an outcast and she never achieved the sense of belonging within the family. Betty and Elizabeth Proctor both respect the religions and cultures they have. However, Moody’s family are only interested in her as the mother of her husband’s child; her role appears as to be the infidel mother of an Islamic daughter, and never belonged within the family. In the scene where Moody tells Betty that they’re staying at Tehran she replies “You lied to me, you held the Koran and you swore to me that nothing was going to happen, you were planning this all the time.
Under the care of her grandmother, she is able to recover, but never wholly reconciles with her father because her grandmother “was never fond of Dad in the first place” (Pham 57). Chi feels safe and secure and is even reluctant to move to America because “she felt at home in Phan Thiet and she loved Grandma” (Pham 58). As Chi grows up, her new freedom allows her to become braver, and this becomes associated with her new identity as a young teenager. When Pham’s family is escaping to America, Chi shows responsibility as the oldest sibling by helping her younger brothers. “’I’ve got your bag,’ she whispered.
Tanya wants to inspire those of her culture that can relate to what she is going through, while also asking for acceptance within the Latino community. Tanya was brought to the United States by her parents who were fluent in both languages. One parent was an artist and the other a psychology professor. Her parents only wanted what was best for her, so they only allowed them to read, write, and speak English. Tanya’s parents did this because they wanted her to fit into this, “red, white and blue world.”(pg 8) They wanted her to be able to speak the English language without a hint of the Spanish accent.
Shooting Dad by Sarah Vowell Sarah Vowell, the author of Shooting Dad faces the struggle of a relationship with her father due to his extreme admiration for firearms. Vowell, although allowed to voice her own opinion on politics and beliefs (she is a democrat and father is a republican) has a hard time relating to her fathers view points. She loves the arts, he loves guns. Vowell noticed even more of a seperation from her father when she watched her twin sister follow her fathers passion for guns. Vowell remembers her experience with guns as a child.
Introduction Capulet is protective to his daughter because he wants the best for her; he respects her as long as she respects him. He cares for her, he shows discipline to her. This quote suggests “my child is yet a stranger in the world, she hath not seen change of fourteen years; Let two more summers wither in their pride, ere we may think her ripe to be bride.’’ This quote proves he cares for Juliet he doesn’t want Juliet to marry early because he thinks that she is still young to marry Paris and he thinks that she isn’t out of childhood yet to be a bride. He is also sometimes interfering, commanding, controlling, very violent person with a short temper. This quote conveys “Hang thee,
In the story, Ross specifically tells their son, Kevin that he should try not to marry beneath himself because he will end up stuck in the same situation as him. This demonstrates Jean’s life being difficult because, she constantly has to deal with her husband not caring about her and looking to other women to satisfy himself. To continue, Jean lacks proper
Nick H Honors English 3-1 October 14, 2014 Immigration Immigration is the action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country, much of which happens today in the United States. There are many extravagant reasons to support the topic of why immigration should be supported. A few of these motives will be examined, including the following; why many Americans already support immigration, why many others don’t, and lastly, how immigration can be a beneficial factor to Americans, as well as immigrants. William Bradford stated in “Of Plymouth Plantation” the following; “These troubles being blown over, and now being compact together in one ship, they put to sea again with a prosperous wind” (Bradford, p. 41). From this exquisite piece
He does not understand this example of maternal interaction is a representation of her motherly instincts and unconditional love for him. He thought, “I was, in her eyes, some meaning I myself could never know and might not care to know” (23). Because he never understood he actually meant something to her, he believed all of life was pointless. The sense of emptiness Grendel experiences causes him to feel even more isolated and meaningless. The relationship between Grendel and his mother is one that portrays the importance of maternal interaction and its effect on one’s emotional well-being.
Should Americans really have the right to deny another human access to live in this country? For decades people from other countries have been coming to America because it was the “land of opportunity”. America was built by all migrants because this land long before anyone came belonged to the Indians. Some of the brightest people in the world that had great impact on America were immigrants.