Chasing The American Dream For a long time, people have been migrating to America for the chance to find new opportunities. The United States is said to be the land of the free. It is seen as a country where citizens can choose their own path and create their own wealth. The opportunities are endless, which drives immigrants to this country. Everyone wants to live the “American Dream.” This is the idea is what drove Sam Zemurray to America.
His stories about times of enjoyment in the states, experiencing WWII, and getting to see God’s beautiful creation of our lands is what drew me to this poem. My great-grandfather had expressed to me that he just graduated from high school. Although he didn’t remember much about
It describes the place of origin and the journey Scott's ancestry traveled. In the essay when it depicts the standing of the "last great moment in history," I believe it backups the importance of Scott's heritage and why it was so special to him because his grandmother was the last generation to feel what his ancestors felt and lived. I to remember growing up and my grandfather feeding me stories of my ancestry. When I was younger, I would constantly dream up what it may have been like if I had lived on a reservation, or what it would be like to sit in the sweat
Furthermore, he joined the military, working to show that he could excel at anything that he desired to. Gatsby also threw extravagant parties, believing that his fantasy could become reality, and the love of his life would reveal herself. Jay Gatsby is a great character because he is optimistic, believing that he can achieve his dreams by pursuing them. One of the first dreams that Gatsby wished to achieve was a switch from the lower to upper class. He had come from a family of “shiftless and unsuccessful farm people,” (Fitzgerald 99), and was determined to gain greater things.
“So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year- old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end” (Fitzgerald 91). In recreating himself, Gatsby sets the stage for his social ascent soon to follow. Gatsby both counts on and flaunts his wealth to win Daisy back knowing that she would only marry someone in her same class. It is this motivation that drives Gatsby to reach her status and embody the same behaviors as she. When Nick encounters Owl-Eyes in examining Gatsby’s library, we see how important appearing extremely wealthy is to Gatsby.
The settlers here hoped to find gold , riches, spices, and an avenue to Asia for more wealth. They hoped to bring back their loot to Europe to make more money and become prosperous. Unfortunately, they had struggled with their beginnings and did not thrive and succeed until many learned lessons. Luckily, they were welcomed by the local Native American Indians, the Powhatans, who
The massive number of European immigrants that entered into America’s east coast from the late 1800’s and on forever influenced the growth and development of the country. Fleeing crop failure, famine, rising taxes, and land/job shortages, many immigrants journeyed to the United States because it was perceived as the land of economic opportunity. With hope for a brighter future, nearly 27 million immigrants arrived in the United States between 1880 and 1920. The majority of the immigrants entered through Ellis Island, leading it to become the gateway to America and become recognized as a national symbol. Many of the immigrants, not knowing the way America worked, didn’t stray too far from the East Coast and moved into areas filled with people of similar languages, traditions, and beliefs.
â€œThe most significant thing about the American frontier is, that it lies at the hither edge of free landâ€. By going west not only will the settlers already there adapt to the change of culture, but so will the settlers moving westward. The frontiers men will learn more educated city life, and the city folk would learn the ways of the frontier, like hunting, fishing, and surviving of the land, instead of depending on others to do the work for them. The people on the east coast donâ€™t really know the Indian culture but as you move west it starts to gain more influence. The second documentsâ€™ are letters from parents in Poland to children that migrated to the United States Page 196.
Starting with the story of the English colonies we came to the important point when the English were looking for better opportunities and a better life for their families, trying to see if in the New World they could find new settlements and had big expectations for a new future; when they arrive in America they established themselves in two regions which it was New England and Chesapeake and even know they were English by origin they grow in different societies; when they start heading to Virginia they create a though of hope about the New World because they sat their minds for the important part which it was to get there and start looking to find a better life, find gold, silver and other riches there since they all left their families in
In the 1920s, many people traveled across America and from different countries to the industrialized city of Los Angeles to look for opportunities and fulfill the American dream. For centuries, many immigrants came to Los Angeles expecting that not only it is a center of modernization and production of high-quality goods, but also a promising land of dreams and opportunities. However, as they arrived, they encountered several unbelievable obstacles. In the diary entry "Laughing In The Jungle", the author Louis Adamic comments that the scenery of Los Angeles is merely a deception to society's eyes; actually, it is an egocentric society where people valued greed and wealth. Pico Iyer's diary entry "Where Worlds Collide" explains how Los Angeles is not a starting point, but rather an end where all dreams and expectations that the foreigners carried throughout their journey simply shatter.