The Meaning Of The American Dream

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It’s All In What You Make of It
Possibilities are endless especially when it comes to achieving the American Dream. A more traditional explanation of the American Dream is, having a wealthy life. The Dream is having a richer and fuller life, which would let a person have anything they would ever want in life right there for them. Many people in the United States believe that the dream gives opportunity and accomplishments to many. The Dream to means to become wealthy and successful and have all that a person could want, to a more traditional person. Someone who believes in the one thing forever would believe that the American Dream is only about the wealth. The American Dream is about fame and fortune over love and hope and that is how alot
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In a poem by the name of Chicago, the poem is very negative and the way they describe this city is very cruel. “And they tell me you are crooked and I answer: Yes, it is true I have seen the gunman kill and go free to kill again.” and those words are out of anger and shows how cruel the world is. The American Dream is about positive and happy lives and this pom definitely defies the meaning of the American Dream. The negative parts of American Dream come out in this poem, “They tell me you are wicked and I believe them, for I have seen your painted woman under the gas lamps luring the farm boys.” The poem is very negative and un supportive about the American Dream. Although many say that the American Dream is not possible, it is very possible. The book, The Corn Planting, shows the American Dream in the more Humbling way. This family based their whole life on their one son, and it comes to prove that the American Dream does not have to be all about money, it can vary to anything that would make a person happy. Depending on the person, the American Dream can be about anything, in the book The Corn Planting , when their son died, “they started to plant corn, I believe they were hoping for a new life to be regrown. The American Dream isn't always about being successful for everyone but alot for yourself. The family always was successful towards each other and they were a very humble loving family.” (question 4). Their American Dream was achieve because of the happiness they felt when their son was here. When someone argues saying that the American Dream isn't possible, I don't listen because the American Dream is all in how you make
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