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The Dream Of The Rood

- “The Dream of the Rood” is a Christian dream poem written by an unknown author around the 8th century. In the dream, the cross, or rood on which Christ died, visits the poet. It tells its story of the crucifixion of Christ from its point of view. The effect of making the cross a character with its own voice in the “Dream of the Rood,” allows the author to express the cross’s heroism throughout the poem. In the biblical story of the crucifixion, Jesus is the sole protagonist and savior who died for the sins of others....   [tags: Jesus, Crucifixion of Jesus, Crucifixion]

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The Dream Of The Rood

- Hundreds does not even begin to describe the amount of times the Bible has been translated. Would it shock you to hear that every person that indulges in reading the scripture that God has gifted us with has a different opinion. If that shocks you, you would probably be astonished to hear that we all have different opinions about the crucifixion as well. When you sit a billion different people in one room you are bound to receive a billion different opinions.The poem “The Dream of the Rood” is a poem that I recently read for English; the poet gives their thoughts about what happened during Christ’s crucifixion .They start out by referring to the poem as a dream that Christ appears in and...   [tags: Jesus, Crucifixion, Torture, Bible]

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The Dream Of The Rood

- In The Dream of the Rood, an unknown poet dreams of an encounter with a beautiful tree of which this poet calls the “rood,” or cross, on which Jesus Christ was crucified. The rood tells the poet how it had been forced to be the instrument of Christ’s death, describing how it, too, experienced the nails and spear thrusts along with the savior. The poet describes many similar elements to the Crucifixion of Christ, triumph, and depicts with the wider Western tradition to medieval culture. The poem explains the rood as an instrument of torture and death and is now the dazzling sign of mankind’s redemption....   [tags: Jesus, Crucifixion of Jesus, Gospel of John]

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The Dream For The Dreamer

- therapist needs to interject with their own knowledge to complete the gaps in the dream for the dreamer. Evaluation The Jungian Theory is utilized in the drama “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf” where a young couple are invited to party. Falsafi, et al (2011) reviews the movie in depth and outlines the Archetypes in the movie. This is a perfect example of the Jungian Theory in practice. First one must understand the move and the effects of the middle age crisis. There is a conflict between the husband George, an old history professor, and nhis wife Martha due to the fact that she invited over a younger professor and his wife for a party without George’s permission....   [tags: Carl Jung, Jungian archetypes, Sigmund Freud]

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The Dream Of A Nightclub

- Flashing lights. Tangled bodies. Room shaking. Bass blaring. Sweet intoxication. Blood pumping. Broken affairs. New connections. Simply put, a transcending experience that I hope to provide my clientele when I open my nightclub, Club Rheia. While my colleagues where dreaming about becoming doctors and police officers who save lives or professors who save history from disappearing, my dream has always been to save a person’s vitality (energy/psych) by creating a place where they can leave the real world for a pocket of time and just enjoy the beauty of being alive....   [tags: Hotel, Management, Learning, Future]

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The Dream Of The Rood

- It became clear to me that “The Dream of The Rood” was a piece written in order to persuade a certain group. In particular, the mixture of Paganism and Christianity in order to combine or otherwise bring about to the forefront a new religion to the masses. Although, in an ironic way the work is not helping the purpose of persuasion in that it conjoins the ecclesiastical standing of God to that of a talking cross, but the text, however, does contain this universality otherwise used to reach out. In this sense, the ultimate goal is to not only persuade, but also pressure the reader or to whomever the work was being orated, in a way affiliate him or herself to this form of worshiping and into t...   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Paganism]

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It was All a Dream

- ... He felt guilty but just kept on walking, some people started mumbling and he heard his name a couple of times. Jake just thought “They don’t know what I go through, especially what had happened last night’’. As he walked into class he heard the announcements and his name got called up to go to the front office. As he walked towards the office he saw two police officers, he felt himself getting more and more nervous as he approached them. Jake got there and he asked “Why was I called up here?’’....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Dream Of A Famine

- “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things.” (Matthew 25:21 NIV) God has opened a new door for this individual to impact another community with the heart of a servant leader; willing to do all that is asked of him. God will use a willing heart and if you are willing to allow God to direct your paths, He will be glorified through the work He will accomplish through you. The task may seem daunting, the circumstances too monumental, but the Bible is a reminder; “For nothing will be impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37 ESV) “For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether...   [tags: Theology, God, New Testament, Gospel of Matthew]

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Is Watching The Dream?

- When I was in high school, I began to have a reoccurring dream. I had this dream several times a week. Over time it became so familiar to me that I began to step outside myself in the dream and watch it as if it were a television show. I could watch myself doing things and make decisions to make different choices. The dream me that is watching the dream is not allowed to change the story, but can only change small details, and they can never be easy. It seems that the bigger the change is, the harder the dream me has to work for it....   [tags: Unconscious mind, Mind, Consciousness]

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Achieving the American Dream

- From the nineteenth century to the present, the United States has been hailed as a “land of opportunity” where individuals could achieve personal, political, religious, and economic freedoms. The image of the “land of opportunity” was true to different degrees for the African-American sharecropper in the postwar South, the immigrant at Ellis Island, and the wealthy capitalist or manager in the period from eighteen-sixty five to nineteen-fourteen with the African-American being at the low end of the rung and the capitalist being at the top....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Depending On A Dream

- The novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, illustrates several interesting themes, but in particular I find the main characters, George and Lennie to be the perfect example of how hopeless and full of despair a dream can be, but also what an incredible motivation it can bring to those who dare to embrace it fully. Lennie, is like many others, like most others, depending of a dream, or in this case he is depending George who tells the dream to him and makes it available. All that Lennie can remember, and all that his childlike mind is filled with is the dream and the perfection of his and his companion’s future....   [tags: Classic American Literature]

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What is a Dream?

- Your eyelids are heavy and your mind is fogging, finally they close entirely with the weight of the eyelids, and in a few minutes you have fallen into slumber. You wake up with a vivid image in your mind, but you have no clue as to what it means: it was just a dream. A dream, some may argue is irrelevant; images assorted together creating nonsense. Others depict a dream as a message our mind is telling us. Throughout the day, the mind subconsciously picks up pieces of our daily life, whether they are thoughts, emotions, ideas, or interactions....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare, Carroll]

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Found in a Dream

- ... I didn’t really know him and didn’t really want too. He was kind of scary looking, like he could crush you instantly scary. But when he smiled all that scariness faded and you only saw this friendly, huggable bear. To my left hand there was my best friend Ames. Back then we were inseparable. When you thought of best friends we were what you pictured in your head. We were arguing which of the two guys standing by the drinks had a better butt. “Ok it’s obvious, of course Alex wins. I mean look at him?....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Obamacare : A Dream?

- Obamacare: A Dream. The Reality. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and sometimes Obamacare, is a United States federal statute signed into law by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2010. The law mandates United States citizens to obtain health insurance coverage, and businesses of 50 or more full time employees to provide health insurance to their employees. Should you not be covered, or a business as outlined prior not provide health insurance coverage options, a penalty will be imposed....   [tags: Health insurance, Health care, Medicare, Medicaid]

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The Dream

- A dream is defined as a condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration. Throughout the book the “Great Gatsby” we see the dream of one man, Jay Gatsby. Gatsby’s dream is not merely what is known as the American Dream-the belief that anyone can rise to success no matter who they are or where they are from. Instead, it is a form of romantic idealism, “some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life.” It is the belief in fairytales and princesses and happy endings, a faith that life can be special, remarkable, and beautiful....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Dream

- It was that dream again. The same dream that keeps waking me up every night. Except this time it felt way to real. Running from somthing that can't be seen, but as it gets closer wings fly out of my back, and I am shot into the sky by an unequaled force of lift. Then without looking back I fly towards a dark cloud off in the distance. But when I finnaly get to the cloud it is like a whole new world. A dead world, With dark red skies hovering high above the dead and barren tree tops. The only color that you can see within this dead wastland is a bright red trail of blood leading off into a dead forest....   [tags: Creative Writing]

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The American Dream

- The American Dream is a concept that has been wielded in American Literature since its beginnings. The ‘American Dream’ ideal follows the life of an ordinary man wanting to achieve life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The original goal of the American dream was to pursue freedom and a greater good, but throughout time the goals have shifted to accumulating wealth and high social status. Deplorable moral and social values have evolved from a materialistic pursuit of happiness. In “Advertising the American Dream: Making Way for Modernity”, Roland Marchand describes a man that he believed to be the prime example of a 1920’s man....   [tags: loss of moral and social values]

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The American Dream

- In Creating America, Joyce Moser and Ann Watters say, “Perhaps the closest we can come is to say that the American dream represents both what Americans believe themselves entitled to and what they believed themselves capable of. In other words, it is the promise inherited in the idea of America itself.” Here Moser and Watters say there is no clear definition of an “American Dream”, but their interpretation could be the closest there is to one. We feel ourselves entitled to things like life of prosperity....   [tags: United States Declaration of Independence]

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The Dream

- The Dream In the early twentieth century, film maker and producer Adolph Zukor met Jesse Lasky, owner of Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company. The two men admired each others previous work and, in 1916, decided to combine forces. They created Paramount pictures and had one of the most familiar slogans in the film industry, “If it’s a Paramount Picture it’s the Best Show in Town”. Proving their slogan true they started turning out more than two pictures per week. During it’s peak in the silent film making era, Paramount was making 5 million dollars a year more than other production companies such as Warner, Fox, and Universal.(Paramount) Paramount Pictures has come a long way since...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Dream Act

- Being an undocumented student in the U.S is literally being cursed for being born outside the country because one will find virtually all doors to the American Dream closed. Apparently working hard, graduating from high school, living here mostly a whole life, and the desire to become someone successful and contribute to this country is not enough in the eyes of the opponents to the Dream Act to qualify for neutralization. All aspirations and hopes for a better future vanish when one finds out that it’s impossible to attend a university or find a job because proof of citizenship is required....   [tags: Immigration]

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The Ironic Dream

- From the birth of America, to American today, the driving force has always been the ultimate, “American Dream”. The notation of the American dream began in the New World. The horrific living conditions in Europe helped attract the population to the New World, where they hoped for better living standards. Also, the economic boom in the 20th century instigated the myth of, “rags to riches.” The philosophy of the American dream promotes the ability for everyone to achieve prosperity without any barriers....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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The American Dream

- This study will define the problem of racism in the falsity of the American Dream as defined in the writings of Alger, Dalton, Jen, Baldwin, and Cisneros. The notion of equality and fairness in the American Dream has often been defined through the false presumption that hard work will allow the individual the reward of fame and fortune. However, racism against minorities, such as Chinese immigrants, is defined in the Chang family’s struggle to join a local white country club in “In the American Society” by Gish Jen....   [tags: Racism, White American, Race, African American]

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The American Dream

- 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. Back in the early 20th century, The American Dream meant something to people; nowadays it is a term that various people loosely throw around....   [tags: ideas, change, principles]

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The Dream State

- Someone is in a room with all of his favorite celebrities. They have him go up to the podium and make a speech, but when he gets up, he looks down to see a lack of pants. As everyone is laughing, he starts falling. He sees the top of the Empire State Building and then he sees the pavement, but before he hits, he enters a dark tunnel awake. That experience is known as a dream. “Our dreams combine verbal, visual and emotional stimuli into a sometimes broken, nonsensical but often ent. He looks around and sees nothing....   [tags: Psychology, Day Dreaming]

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The DREAM Act

- Every year, about 2.8 million students graduate from a United States high school. They have dreams of going to college or to the military to have an opportunity to make something of their lives. However, each year, there is also a group of about 65,000 students who will not have that chance to advance in their lives (CIR_DREAM paragraph 1). They are unable to do so because they were brought to the US illegally by their parents when they were children, and have the status of an illegal immigrant....   [tags: Immigration, illegal, social reform]

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The American Dream

- The American dream is the idea that anyone, regardless of their upbringing and past, has the capability to pursue their desires through hard work and dedication. The idea of a better life has attracted many people from around the world to follow their dreams and create a new life for themselves in the Unites States. The taste of the American dream has become a concept most notably wished for that has attracted many people to flock to the states. In fact, the framework has been around for generations that it might have contributed to the diversity in our country....   [tags: Sociology, Social class, Max Weber, Working class]

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A Deferred Dream

- In A Raisin in the Sun, a play by Lorraine Hansberry, all the characters in the Younger family have experienced the hardship that most African-Americans faced, during the 1950s, in the Southside Chicago ghetto. The Youngers had simple desires for decent jobs and a home of their own and hoped to achieve these dreams. However, they have had to put off their dreams because of the struggle of life for them. This left no exception to the Younger family, but Beneatha Younger was an exception. She was on her way to becoming a doctor which was her lifelong dream....   [tags: Literary Review]

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The D.R.E.A.M. Act

- The D.R.E.A.M. Act My political discourse & opinion report is on the Dream Act. First off the bill has been adjusted for quite some time now, the democratic and republican view will be explained as well as my own personal opinion. Now the latest version of the bill is explained as follows, “The Senate bill states that potential DREAMers must have been brought to the US at age 15 or before, been present in the US since Dec. 31, 2011, obtain a high school diploma or equivalent, and pursue higher education or serve in the military....   [tags: political discourse, immigrants]

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The American Dream

- The American dream to me means, being in a place where I can feel protected by my community and also by my government. To have a stable place to call home, while being able to accomplish my personal goals and to have the opportunity to get the job that I want and to be able to provide a healthy place for my family to grow and to have the same equal rights as everyone else. That is my vision of the American dream. Even though we have achieved the American dream, it has not always been like that, the articles of “the Seneca Falls Declaration” and “the Triangle Shirtwaist fire” reminds us of how everything hasn’t always been like that....   [tags: United States Declaration of Independence]

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The American Dream

- The American dream is white picket fences, freshly cut bright green grass, the smell of homemade apple pie, fresh groceries from Whole Foods and a three story suburban house in a safe neighborhood. It is the worriless state of a financially secure career, marriage, and kids. The American dream as perpetuated in movies, television, shows and media is the story of rags to riches but not quite rich instead high middle-class. “...our media is national in nature and single-minded in purpose. This media plays a key role in defining our cultural tastes, helping us locate ourselves in history, establishing our national identity, and ascertaining the range of national and social possibilities” (610)....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Middle class, Wealth]

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The American Dream

- The American Dream was derived from the United States Declaration of Independence which states that, “All mean are created equal” and that they are “endowed by their creator with certain inalienable Rights” including “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness” (US 1776). This means that every person has equal opportunity in education, work and resources. This guaranteed that success was earned in an upward mobile fashion and that equality was maintained. Education is one of the main focuses of this dream but the equality that use to be associated with this area has shifted its importance....   [tags: equal education, Declaration of Independece]

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The DREAM Act

- The DREAM Act After about twelve years of the DREAM Act floating around in congress, many people on both sides of the issue are unsure of what will happen. For some, the fact that it has been around for long without much progress means that the DREAM Act will not pass. On the other side of this issue, the dreamers, continue fighting to keep the DREAM Act alive, so that all the immigrant students can continue to post secondary education, and not have to stop their education at the end of 12th grade....   [tags: dreamers, law, young immigrants, students]

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The American Dream

- The American dream basically dictates that with hard work and perseverance, anyone can become successful; however, many would argue that there is a class system in place that effectively negates this keeping the status quo as it is. Even in a supposedly “improved” world with eons of innovation and medical advancements with so called boundless opportunities, Crake discovered that there were still checks and balances in place that kept the status quo. For example, in their world a new mouthwash was created that effectively ensured oral hygiene putting many dentists out of jobs....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Middle class]

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The American Dream

- The American Dream is the idea that everyone is able to prosper and achieve success through a system of equality and hard work. The American Dream is very attainable; at least that is what America would like the general public to believe. America has built this image of a promise land filled with unlimited resources and endless opportunities, which portrays an equal society where almost everyone is guaranteed to succeed. In reality this American Dream promoted by America is a lie for many Americans....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Upper class]

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The Undesirable Dream

- The Undesirable Dream Wanda Coleman’s “In the City of Sleep” encapsulates the traditional version of female success prevalent in early post-war America. Like most women at the time, Coleman’s narrator was confident she would fulfill the aspirations of being the obedient and supportive wife of the perfect socially mobile husband and raising a family in a moderately affluent style because she lived in America, which gave every indication that this was an inevitable and desirable outcome. Similarly, the women of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar (1963) become engaged in a conflict that Joan personifies between individualism and conformism with the traditional version of female success....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The American Dream

- Growing up in The United States, people are given this idea of an American Dream. Almost every child is raised to believe they can become and do anything they want to do, if one works hard enough. However, a majority of people believe that there is a separation of class in American society. Gregory Mantsios author of “Class in America-2009” believes that Americans do not exchange thoughts about class division, although most of people are placed in their own set cluster of wealth. Also political officials are trying to get followers by trying to try to appeal to the bulk of the population, or the middle class, in order to get more supporters....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Sociology]

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The Unreachable Dream

- The Unreachable Dream Human nature is the concept of a set of characteristics that most humans have in common, including ways of thinking, feeling and acting. These inherent characteristics affect a person’s impulse and their decision making ability. When a person is presented with a problem, human nature takes over and resolves the problem at hand. When Jay Gatsby discovers the person that he loves, Daisy, is married to someone else, he tries everything to get her back. His attempt to achieve his dream, although unsuccessful, shows the true nature of people, and how they will do anything to be with the one that they love....   [tags: Classic American Literature]

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The Dream Act

- Imagine this, going through high school having a 3.5 GPA, a four-year scholarship and having your dream university asking you to attend their school. Sounds awesome right. What happens when all of a sudden your four-year scholarship is taken away. Especially if this was your only financial resource that would help you attend school and all because you weren’t a U.S Citizen and your only hope happens to be the Dream Act. This bill will give undocumented students the opportunity to further their education and work their way to citizenship....   [tags: U.S. citizens, immigrants]

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Living the Dream

- The legacy Elton John created in the music industry will be remembered throughout history. He is an inspiration to many rising artists. Even when Elton John’s childhood led him to be self-conscience of his image, it was an asset that paved his way to stardom leading to the dream nearly every American has within their mind. In the town of Middlesex, England on March 25, 1947 was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, known as Elton John (Rooney). Despite everyone and their flamboyant views on his image, he was actually slightly overweight and wore glasses as a child (Rooney)....   [tags: Musicians]

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The King's Dream

- ... Additional millions listened on the radio and watched on television. King’s words were aimed at all Americans. For black listeners they carried a message of hope with the promise that the goals of freedom and equality were within reach. For whites, King articulated the aspirations of African Americans, placing them squarely in the context of the American dream. Each year, on the national holiday commemorating his life King’s message is passed on to new generations. King presented several examples of rhetorical devices in his speech....   [tags: The US Civil Rights movement]

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The American Dream

- Strike “We walk out of the shadows, quietly walk out of the dark, and strike.” The Maserati super bowl commercial in 2014 was not just trying to sell a product, it was trying to sell an idea as well. There was purpose in every second of this commercial. Throughout the commercial there were many factors that led up to portraying the underlying meaning of the commercial, not just having the product shown. Maserati used people in the commercial, what the people were doing, background noise, the audience being appealed to, and the actual product being shown to help get not only the product across to the audience, but also an idea to go along with the product....   [tags: Audience theory, Audience, Super Bowl, Performance]

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The American Dream

- The American Dream is the most basic tenant of American life. It is the belief that through hard work and American exceptionalism that anyone can move themselves up to a better economic standing, which leads to a better life. An ideal that almost seemed to be a reality for quite some time in America however, the last few decades have shown a decline of the American Dream. Which leads to the question, what the hell happen to the American Dream. The year is 1946, WWII is over and America was the only nation who’s manufacturing industry was left unscathed....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Middle class]

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The American Dream

- Becoming an adult is signified differently in every culture, in America reaching middle class status use to be one way to indicate adulthood. To obtain middle class status one would need to acquiring a job, becoming finically stable, getting a house, and having a family. The “Mood Economy”, self-reliance, and distrust in institutions, as stated in Silva’s Coming Up Short, have reshaped what it means to become an adult. Replacing the traditional white picket fence ideals with new neoliberal ones....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class]

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The American Dream

- The American dream has changed between the 1950s and 2015 as the industrial revolution changed everyday life for a the 1950s society as households changed due to dual income families were able to live with the luxurious homes and appliances. These ideal ways of living forced upon men and women with crass consumerism ran rampant like the bubonic plague in the fourteenth century. Having generations for people being socialized to be humanistic and greedy and to throw out the community structure of society the extent of social interactions between others is to gloat or gain joy from having more than others....   [tags: Education, Working class, Sociology, Social class]

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The American Dream

- The American Dream. This concept is well known as the picture perfect family, nice house and the white picket fence. As well as succeeding and excelling in life and making the future generations lives better than the current one. This concept has contributed much of the immigration from as early as 1931 to present day. However, many immigrants immigrate to the United States in order to escape oppression as well as uprising and turmoil which may reside in their home country. Though society often places people none the less immigrants into categories from social class, heritage, and prejudice they share a common thread of hope as well as facing obstacles in their journeys and once they arrive...   [tags: irish immigrants, ku kluxh klan, mexicans]

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The American Dream

- In Chicago in 1968 two polar forces would face off during the Democratic Convention. Many notable people and historians have described this event as the colliding of “two different Americas”. It is clear that the country is clearly divided but I believe it is separated into three major factions: a “new” America, and old America, and one that is still deciding where they stand with the two. One America was much more radical in methods and ideas than the other. This was the side that was made up by groups like the SDS, SNCC, YIPPIES, and others....   [tags: Vietnam War, United States, Martin Luther King]

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The American Dream

- The American Dream is composed of the freedom to be whatever you want to be, and do whatever you want to do with your life. Education, above all else, is Key when it comes to your future. However, as the education system is today, it no longer seems a privilege, a wondrous opportunity to succeed and to be what you want to be, now it 's more of an obligation, a punishment. It is without a doubt in my mind that the enactment of this bill will restore the education system into what it is supposed to be, a system meant to educate people for their adult life....   [tags: Education, Learning, Educational psychology]

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Analysis of A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allen Poe

- ... The speaker then also continues to let the person he’s parting from know the truth and says that his life had been a dream but now the hope is gone and so is the beauty and meaning of life. One of the most important metaphors that follow in the second stanza is the “golden sand” (line 15) that “creep” (line 16) through the speaker’s fingers. This metaphor through imagery is the most important and represents the main argument that the speaker is having within himself. The sand slipping through the speaker’s fingers represent time, life and all the beautiful memories passing by as well as the speaker not being able to do anything to stop it from going away, making life meaningless to him....   [tags: despear, pain, reality, loneliness]

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Why I Quit Chasing the American Dream

- "Priorities" is a word that gets forgotten far too often. It's part of a national phenomenon, really. Americans boast about their way of life. We crow about our standard of living. We puff out our chests about being the world's last superpower. We try to force our way of life on others. If they just lived like us, we think, they wouldn't have the problems they do. Americans do have it pretty good, at least compared to the rest of the world. But while we have the material things that make life more comfortable, many of us don't have lives....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Dream Within A Dream By Edgar Allan Poe

- When first reading Edgar Allan Poe’s “A Dream within a Dream” some may find the poem hard to grasp the literal understanding of what the poem is portraying. A second read through the reader may pick up on the a emotion sadness or despair, but still left with questions behind Poe’s meaning of “dream within a dream”, the complexity of imagery, and the complicated series of settings that layer the emotion of the speaker. This poem seems to take multiple read throughs to explore and interpret the meaning behind each word and why one stanza the speaker seems to be talking to someone and in the next stanza the speaker is on a beach....   [tags: Poetry, Rhyme, Madrid Metro, Edgar Allan Poe]

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Dream Interpretation and Dream Therapy

- Dream Interpretation and Dream Therapy There are many facts that are unknown about dreams and their meanings. For centuries, philosophers and scientists have tried to understand the meaning of dreams. They have all been fascinated by the fact that the content of dreams may have meanings relating to one's life. Are dreams just thoughts in people's minds, or are dreams in fact representations of different areas in people's lives. Dreams represent many different areas of one's life in physical, emotional, and mental ways....   [tags: Papers]

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The Forgotten Dream in A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes

- Although Langston Hughes’s poem “A Dream Deferred” may look small and basic at first glance, there are many hidden meanings significant to the poem’s important meaning. First of all, what one may initially notice is the odd format of the poem. One line is essentially asking the question of “what happens to a dream deferred?” and the lines below it, all indented, offer some possible explanations. Finally, this poem closes off with one final possible answer in italics questioning whether the dream deferred “explodes”....   [tags: poems, alert, hidden meaning]

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Wright Mills Had A Dream, And His Dream

- C. Wright Mills had a dream, and his dream was for everyone to understand his notion of “sociological imagination,” which he explained as: “neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both” (Mills 1959:1). A more contemporary sociologist, Annette Lareau, had similar ideas and led an extensive research comparing the influence of class and race when it came to children’s ability to succeed in school. Lareau (1995:351) concluded that “the largest differences between the families we observed were across social class, not racial groups....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Middle class]

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I Dream Of Painting And Then I Paint My Dream

- “I dream of painting and then I paint my dream” said Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh was a famous Dutch post-impressionist painter whose thick brush strokes, color, emotion, and a way to escape from life was what he was best known for in his paintings. He was not a wealthy man because he was only able to sell one painting in his whole lifetime. Later in his adult life, he suffered from anxiety and had bursts of mental illness, which would cause him to be in and out of psychiatric wards and resulted in lengthy pauses in his ability to create beautiful paintings....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, Impressionism, Paul Gauguin]

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A Midsummer Night's Dream: The Dream Within a Dream

- The Dream Within a Dream in William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream         Shakespeare anticipates the Freudian concept of the dream as egoistic wish-fulfillment through the chaotic and mimetic desires of his characters in "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The play also utilizes a secondary meaning of the word "dream" - musicality - by tapping into theater's potential for sensory enchantment. Through this artificial recreation of the dream-state, Shakespeare integrates the audience, whom the solipsistic characters have run the risk of alienating, into the dream....   [tags: William Shakespeare]

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The Dreamer and the Dream

- The Dreamer and the Dream Even after all these years of dreaming I am still dumbfounded by the intricacy and originality of the "props" that lie scattered across the dream stage. One of my dreams, for instance, featured a carefully crafted letter from a past love which included a map of the Pacific Coast near Seattle with a cardboard sailing ship that slowly sailed south by southwest as I lifted the page. It was so clever that I wondered out loud "how did she do that?" and turned over the page to discover a small slit made rigid with a careful application of black wax....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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A Dream with Deceit

- A Dream with Deceit In a world of uncertainty and disappointment, many people welcome the promise of happiness by any definition. In response to this, society offers the "American Dream," a guarantee of success through hard work and perseverance, as a path to contentment. Corporate America cunningly markets the "American Dream" to the public, and as a result the allure of wealth and status dictates the lives of many Americans. The elite and large corporations intentionally feed the idea of an "American Dream" to the general public because they depend on its widespread acceptance to maintain their undisputed power....   [tags: American Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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The Dream of Oenghus

- The Dream of Oenghus The Celtic myth, "The Dream of Oenghus," relates the tale of Oenghus the Celtic god of love and his long search for true love. Oenghus is the son of Boann and Daghdhae. Boann the white cow goddess, and Daghdhae the father of all gods, the "good god." In a dream Oenghus sees "the loveliest figure in Ireland…" His memory of this vision makes him ill with loneliness and he begins to waste away. With the help of his mother, and another of his fathers' sons, Bodhbh, he begins his search for the girl he dreamt of....   [tags: essays research papers]

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I Dream

- “All men are created equal”, was proclaimed by our forefathers in the declaration of independence, and is the foundation of the American Dream. Since James Truslow Adams coined the term “American Dream” in1931 (Wiki), a hope for the fulfillment of “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Yet, in this era, the harsh reality of poverty threatened life, restricted liberties, and covered happiness with dust. As FDR put it so well, “For too many of us life was no longer free; liberty no longer real; men could no longer follow the pursuit of happiness.” (Teslow Lecture) So why would Adams conceive of the “American Dream” in the midst of the economic disparity in the Great Depression....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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Dream Interpretation

- Dreams have been around since time began. The reason why they occur, even today, is a mystery. Debates have surrounded about whether dreams are meaningless or important. Since early history, people have recounted their dreams believing they were secret codes or messages. (Young) In Truman Capote’s novel In Cold Blood Perry, one of the killers, dreamed that he was saved by a bird that took him to a new place described as “paradise.” (Capote 93) Though the dreams made Perry feel superior, the meaning of his dream is fascinating but still a mystery....   [tags: Dreams, Sleep Cycle]

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Actuality of the Dream

- Actuality of the Dream At the onset of an emerging American society, J. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur comments on the principles of American social organization and the new consciousness that was arising in Letters from an American Farmer. Crevecoeur incorporated not only his own personal feelings and thoughts into this work, but also integrated depictions of ordinary American life using the “important philosophical, political, and economic theories of the Enlightenment” (850). The images of a picturesque American farmer whose life is seemingly perfect and filled with abundant happiness in his “new” world is the foundation, but this vision is abruptly transformed into complete despond...   [tags: essays papers]

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A Dream of Equality

- A Dream of Equality “The poet’s life is the focusing glass through which passes the determinants of the shape of his work: the tradition available to him, his understanding of “Kinds”, the impact of special experiences (travel, love, etc.).” (Fielder 1431). Biographical criticism is the practice of analyzing a literary work by using knowledge of the author’s life to gain insight. (1492). One could see the biographical criticism present in most of Hughes’ poems. Most of his poems were about his life experiences, including his unfair treatment from white people....   [tags: Harlem Renaissance Langston Hughes Essays]

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A Dream of Equality

- A Dream of Equality On January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia. King was born in a nice community that had a low amount of crime with many of his neighbors being very religious. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s father was a well respected clergyman in the community. His father did his best to protect his family from the harsh realities of racism and segregation and was the person most responsible for King becoming a man of faith. Throughout his early childhood, King and his brother Alfred Martin were subject to strict corporal punishment from their father....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Dream Journey

- The clock hits eleven o’clock. The darkness had already curtained the sky, leaving only the moon to illuminate the night. The autumn breeze still blew in Willow Hill; a town on the outskirts of southern London. Sixteen year-old Asher combed his short faded black afro. A slight calm, worriless smile on the corner of his face as he brushed his teeth. He stretched the corners of his lips as he inspected his teeth. In the mirror he saw the reflection of a brown skin boy with his oak brown wide eyes....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Dream State

- The Dream State Sigmund Freud noted as the Father of modern Psychology, believed that the function of dreaming was to allow the release of repressed instinctual impulses in a way that would preserve the ability to sleep, and that the instigating force causing dreams to occur was always a repressed thought or wish. Though Freud was an avid student of neurobiology, at the time when his suppositions were created scientists were unaware of certain aspects of the nervous system that today make Freudís theory unlikely (2)....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]

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Sleep and Dream

- Sleep and Dreams Sleep is a behavioral state characterized by little physical activity and almost no awareness of the outside world. Sleep is actually made up of two separate and distinctly different states called REM sleep (rapid eye movement) and NREM sleep (non-rapid eye movement). With NREM sleep it is further divided into stage 1-4 based on the size and the speed of the brain waves. Step one is the stage when you drift off to sleep or doze off. For example people doze off in class because you are bored and have nothing to do but listen to the teacher talk....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Mothers dream

- A Mother's Dream For a lot children growing up, our mothers have been an complete part of what made us who we are. Mostly all good mothers want the best for their child and they are determine to do whatever it takes for them to get it. The central struggle in Amy Tan's story ‘‘Two Kinds' is a battle of wills between the narrator, a young Chinese-American girl, and her mother, a Chinese immigrant. "Two Kinds' is a coming-of-age story, in which the narrator, Jing-mei, struggles to forge her own sense of identity in the face of her strong-willed mother's dream that she become a "prodigy.' Suyuan, Jing-mei's mother, believes in the American Dream....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Great Gatsby : The American Dream

- The Great Gatsby and the 'American Dream' In Francis Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby the concept of the 'American Dream' appears in two ways. On the one hand Fitzgerald's view and imagination of the American Dream and on the other and, within the plot, Gatsby as the 'possible' personified American Dream come true.<O:P</O:P Francis Scott Fitzgerald practically puts the notion of the American Dream on the same level as 'human dream'. But more remarkable is the fact that Fitzgerald's concept of the American Dream corresponds with the history of America....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dream

- When thinking about the video and reflecting on it, I found my reflections very different from those of which I had when I first saw the video. The first time I saw that video was either fourth or fifth grade. I can remember feeling sorry for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. because of the way he was treated and that fact that his life was cut short. As I’ve grown and matured I believe that Dr. King wouldn’t want people to feel sorry for him. I feel that MLK knew and believed that his works and his assassination served a greater purpose....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dream

- Dream Money and Success: The Myth of Individual Opportunity The American Dream is different for everyone, though it is most commonly associated with success, freedom, and happiness. The concept of the American Dream seems to have dwindled from where it was in the past few generations. It has gone from success, freedom, and happiness to having lots of money and the nicest possessions. In today society we all hope and strive for this dream, but how many actually achieve the American Dream....   [tags: essays papers]

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Dream Therapy

- Dream Therapy Dreams have been considered and debated since people have existed. Research on dreams began in the 19th and 20th centuries. However, nothing has proven why dreams happen or what they do. Freud suggested that dreams are an expression of subconscious desires, from which all sorts of strange animal impulses come. He believed that he would be able to find out what bothered people by analyzing their dreams. While dreams reveal troubles much older than Freud, he was the first to try and rationalize dream therapy (Dreaming of a better life)....   [tags: Psychology Essays]

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Dream Analysis

- The Meaning of a Dream The best part of a long, hard-working day is when you finally get to lay in your bed, close your eyes and let your imagination run free. As you sleep your mind takes you to another place far away from the real world. You begin to dream. Over the night, you may have several dreams. In the morning, you may wake up and wonder what your dreams were suppose to mean for you and your life. By analyzing your dream, it "gives a true picture of the 'subjective state'-how we really feel about ourselves-which the conscious mind cannot or will not give" (Wietz 289)....   [tags: Sleep Dreams]

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Dream Interpretation

- It Was Only a Dream She awakens in the night, the visions from her mind still vivid. The dream was amazingly realistic. A long hallway stretched before her. Several doors lined the hallway, each with a padlock. A ring full of keys weighed heavily in her hand. What did it all mean. Did this hallway symbolize her life. The doors could have meant many things, possibly the choices she faces daily. As she drifts back to sleep, thoughts of the dream cloud her mind. She hopes to remember it in the morning and search for answers....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Dream Analysis

- Nowadays a lot of people rely on therapy to solve personal problems. The kind of problems that a person can’t work out by him/herself. No matter what kind of a problem a person may have there is always help available through therapy to resolve those problems. There are over fifteen types of therapies out there that I know of. Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Family Systems Therapy … are the kind of therapies out there, just to name a few. Although I am not in any need of any kind of therapy, but if I had to choose what kind of a therapy I would want to attend, I would choose Dream Analysis....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dream Interpretation

- Dream Interpretation There are many different interpretations of dreams and dreaming. These interpretations tend to fall into two main categories. There is the physiological approach or the psychological approach. The physiological approach deals with the brain's interpretations of nerve actions. Where as the psychological approach deals with dreams as our interpretations of feelings and experiences. The physiological approach to dreams goes along with the basic belief that while sleeping nerves throughout the brain send out various messages....   [tags: Papers]

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Joel's Dream

- Joel's Dream Joel was sitting in the airport lounge, sipping his mineral water, when the tanoy came on," BA flight two-six-one to Milan is now boarding. Please make your way to departure gate three, Thank you." " That's me. See you later Shaz, I'll phone you when I get there !" " See you Joel, hope everything goes okay!" After exchanging kisses, Joel picked up his bags and heads off through the Departures corridor and to the plane. Joel was possibly the best talent to come out of Scotland for years....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays]

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Dream House

- My Dream House Ever since I was ten years old I have known what kind of house I wanted to live in. A house that is on the lake and after I start a family it will be considered a loving home. One of the most important details about a house is the location. My house will be located where it is quiet and peaceful. My house will be located on a small private lake, but about two hundred yards off the edge of the lake. The best location for this would have to be in Minnesota. Minnesota has beautiful lakes with great houses around them....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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dream career

- My Dream Career Selecting a career is the most important decision in a person’s life. The Health care industry has a good future in the United States of America. According to the American Department of Labor, the Medical assistant is one of the fastest growing health care professions. I have always been inclined towards health care and therefore I decided to be a medical assistant. To become a medical assistant one should possess different qualities. But the most important quality is to be a very responsible person....   [tags: essays research papers]

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crazy dream

- My family and I planned to take a trip from our hometown, Alert Alabama to Chicago Illinois for the weekend. Our lives are very earth, very basic. There are four of us. Our name is the Tuckers and we live on a farm. Or I could say we rot on a farm. My name is Andy Joe Tucker and I am 18. Life is very boring there in Alabama, let me tell you, man. Our idea of fun is throwing knifes at pigs as they run around the pin in my back yard. We figured it is too hard to please ourselves all the time, so we planned on letting “run run run hustle bustle” atmosphere of Chicago please us for a weekend....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dream Awake

- Becoming a teacher was not the future I dreamt about. Standing on dais with dignity, speaking in front of the crowd with authority, and gathering focus from a hundred pairs of curious eyes was a reverie too far ahead for me to catch up with. Fortunately, in my sophomore year of college, I was privileged to become a physics lab TA, which turned my age-long reverie into a reality. Honestly, instead of being interested in teaching, I was more motivated by fame, reputation, and authority. On a psychological level, my feelings were fair and reasonable....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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