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    The Great Gatsby

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    The Great Gatsby The capacity to dream is a natural characteristic possessed by all mankind. Americans living in a country based on the philosophy of pursuing great American dreams go about pursuing their own goals in many ways. Ironically the American dream itself is the ultimate illusion that can never satisfy those who pursue it. The American dream was only possible when it was a potential. Nick in Fitzgerald’s, The Great Gatsby, realized this as he imagines a past when the Dutch first

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    Crime And Punishment

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    In the novel Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky portrays the main character, Raskolnikov, in a complex and unique fashion. He could have been portrayed as the good guy, bad guy, or just your average man on the street, but Raskolnikov is displayed with more than one persona. "It would have been much easier for Raskolnikov to explain his weekness, but it was more pleasant for him to consider himself a strong man" (Chizhevsky 164). Raskolnikov’s dream reveals that his personality is complex

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    The ideology of the American Dream can be traced back to the flood of immigration in the early twentieth century. Families from European Countries sailed on boats from months to read the great promise America held. They left their home countries and everything they had to lead successful and prosperous lives in the US. Another form of the American Dream arose in the 1950s after the US successfully win World War II. Young men came back to their young wives and had many children, hence the name

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    “He had all the wrong dreams. All, all, wrong.” Why were these dreams ‘Wrong’; analyse what the ‘right’ dreams would have been. Base your answer entirely on the text. Willy had quite a few ‘wrong’ dreams and they could have turned into ‘right’ dreams if his perception of the American dream was right. Dave Singleman was the man who sowed the false umbrella dream in Willy’s mind. This umbrella dream was the American dream, for all the smaller dreams Willy came up with, started with the pursuit of

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    The Not-So-Honest Man in The Fifty-Dollar Bill The main character in Donald Hall’s "The Fifty-Dollar Bill" has spent most of his life trying to live up to his honest reputation. When he is accused of trying to bribe a person at the Judge Advocate General’s office, he tries to convince himself and everyone else that it was just an "unfortunate coincidence" (Hall 958). However, the evidence shows that it was more than just a coincidence and that his actions were intentional. The narrator goes

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    The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho The book I read is called The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. The Alchemist is about a boy from Spain, whose name is Santiago and is a shepherd. The book tells how he gets around countries, and how he deals with his problems and how he solves them. It shows how he follows his dreams, and who helps him along the way. Santiago leaves his family to become a shepherd, before leaving his dad gives him money he has saved up, Santiago buys sheep with the money. As a shepherd

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    Dreams in Invisible Man

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    There are many types of dreams and many interpretations of those dreams. Dreams of power... of glory... of the past and the present... but none are as vivid as those that are found in Ralph Ellison's novel, Invisible Man. The dreams start occurring in the very beginning of Invisible Man. In the infamous "Reefer Dream", IM talks about a dream he had after he used narcotics. In this bizarre dream, IM hears a speech on "the blackness of black", is assaulted by the son of a former slave, and is run

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    A Summary Of Ultima

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    The move to Guadalupe was difficult for Tony 's father because he had to leave his beloved job as a vaquero in order to settle down and care for his family. The traveling and herding of cattle within the open planes seemed to have been a freeing aspect of his father 's life, he enjoys reminiscing of those days yet the realization that it 's over brings on bad feelings. Tony 's reaction when he first met Ultima was one of enlightenment, he seemed to have realized the truth and "the beauty of

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    The American Dream has been a figure of hope for the American society for generations, seemingly ever since the declaration of independence by the founding fathers all those years ago. The central theme of ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Death of a Salesman’ is the path towards a perfect life, driven by the American Dream. Both characters Gatsby and Willy have a hope, and both texts illustrate how it ‘prolongs their torment’, as neither achieve their goal in the end. Gatsby’s strive to become among the civil

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    Walter's Development Due to His Dream to Provide for His Son In A the Raisin in the Sun Lorraine Hansberry portrays the younger family and their dreams. In particular Walter has the hardest time achieving his dream. Walter is an ambitious African-American working as a chauffeur and living in Chicago. He is becoming desperate to find something life has to give. By trying to become a business man to gain more money, Walter illustrates that attitude will fluctuate with the development of a person's

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