The American Dream There are various individuals throughout the world who believe that the American Dream cannot be achieved by all people. Those who agree with this view believe that our culture contains too many roadblocks and obstacles. Some of these obstacles include prejudice, poverty, and social inequality. Another view on this matter is that others believe that America is the “Land of Opportunity”. They also believe that if you can believe it, you can achieve it.
Naturally, there are laws set forth to ensure that our “free” society is controlled and regulated by our American government. America is the home of opportunity and the ultimate conqueror of freedom. But for a moment let us ask ourselves, who are we? As a nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all, we are the world. Our population consists of a worldwide array of unique individuals from different cultural backgrounds.
Daisy 's American dream is to be wealthy and happy. Daisy 's American dream was created by Gatsby leaving her, this makes her want to follow her dream of happiness. For a person of her social class this is not hard to achieve because she could spend as much as she wants just to make herself happy. The famous saying "Money can 't buy happiness" relates to Daisy because she is so wealthy yet, she is sad. She admits she is miserable, "You see I think everything 's terrible anyhow,".
According to Webster's New World Dictionary, the American Dream is defined as "An American social ideal that' stresses egalitarianism and especially material prosperity". To live this dream is to succeed. It allows anyone, rich or poor to have the opportunity to succeed. It is the ability to come from nothing and become so me thing. To succeed at any thing you do, you must have patience and persistence.
Education is consistenly being defunded , curriculum being altered time after time. Isn’t education supposed to be a pillar of the “American Dream” ? Not in the society now. The term “The American Dream” dream has a different interprertation depending on what you read : dictionary , legal document , newspaper or the Declaration of Independence. The famous line in the Declaration of Independence is “Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” is what most Americans , if not all strive for.
No Name Woman’s fear destroyed her life and proved her weak nature. No Name Woman’s suicide proved her inability to handle the accusations and the punishment from her society; she was desperate, scared and she could not face the villagers or her family “She ran out into the fields, far enough from the house so that she could no longer hear their voices” (Kingston 31). No Name Woman ... ... middle of paper ... ...amily’s deliberately forgetting her” (33). She let her family punish her for something that she might have not done. No Name Woman might have the strength to change her life, but she could not use this strength.
Duncan-Richards 5 Susan struggled to get out of the culturally defined norms in the society. She wanted her marriage to be different but instead it wasn’t. Her traditional marriage drove her insane. Her marriage was lack of communication which caused her to distance herself from her family secretly. She escaped to room nineteen as Ozsert , S (2004) “A Passage to Freedom” stated by Khun Zhao (2012) the room is “a shelter from housework, children and unfaithful husband.
One would expect them to marry due to their strong attraction for one another but because Catherine has a immature desire for social advancement, she married Edgar Linton, instead of Heathcliff. Catherine is a very spoiled socialite which very well contradicts the honest and virtuous Elizabeth Bennet, but although they make different decisions and are different as a person, both these free-spirited women want to choose their own future that satisfies their desires. The way both Elizabeth and Catherine lived during their youth had an impact on their life ambitions. Raised by an exasperated father, a single-minded mother whose only goal was to have each of he... ... middle of paper ... ... of wealth found love with a gypsy man who could not offer her luxuries and social advancement, and so later found a conditional love with a man who could. Although Elizabeth is outspoken and judgmental, she has blameless intentions for herself.
Pride and Prejudice, Austen’s first written but later published novel, is a commentary on the importance in society of inheritance and achievement. Austen obviously valued one’s achieved virtues over inherited status, a revolutionary notion for a female of the day. Elizabeth Bennet, Austen’s own mouthpiece to criticize her times, bridges the gap between 19th century sensibility and 20th century self-exploration. Lizzy, though given the opportunity on more than one occasion (Mr. Darcy’s first and Mr. Collins’s only proposal) to save herself from her impending poverty as well as preserve her family’s estate, choose rather to be alone than to be in a situation that would compromise her principles. She is a woman of a strong-willed character who puts herself above her society’s expectations of her.
The reason being, Tom is her financial provider and equal socially. Even though Gatsby has enough money to support her now with his "drug stores" he will always be nouveau riche, a continuous flaw, according to Daisy's high class standards of life. If Daisy was not of high society or have money, she would lose what little power and influence she possesses as a woman of the 1920s. Some one as egoistical as Daisy cannot bare to be as unacknowledged like lower class society, but because Daisy is an ethereal beauty with money and charm her voice remains heard. At what cost does Daisy pay to keep her voice heard?