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25 Jun 2021

Presentation of The American Dream

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The American dream is the ideal by which equality of opportunity is available to any American, allowing the highest aspirations and goals to be achieved if they just work hard enough. It appeared after the Declaration of Independence in 1776 which proclaims that 'all men...

02 Apr 2021

Is the American Dream a myth ?

Essay - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

The American dream is the notion that the American social, economic, and political system makes success possible for everyone. It's linked to the notion of the ‘self-made man : the idea that, with enough work & dedication, anybody can climb the social ladder and become...

27 Sep 2013

The Death of the American Dream

Case study - 2 pages - Educational studies

What is the American Dream? There are as many answers to that question as there are Americans and those around the world who look to the American way as a guiding ideal. For some the American Dream might be achieving professional success, others may seek...

23 Sep 2013

Jurgis and the American Dream

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

In Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle, a Lithuanian immigrant named Jurgis Rudkus experiences the hardships and emotions of life in the meatpacking district of Chicago, otherwise known as “Packingtown.” Jurgis's story begins very tranquil as he is getting married to a sixteen-year-old...

06 Apr 2010

Willy Loman and the death of an American dreamer

Thesis - 2 pages - Literature

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman is a portrait of a man who wrestles with his own delusions of success and happiness within the business world. One of the main themes of the story is how the main character has attached his success and failures in other areas of life to his self-image as a...

12 May 2010

Education and the American dream: Breakdown in Mann's report

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

After gaining independence, USA began to face new challenges in its new found land. With the increase in population, more problems were faced in securing the prosperity and well being for the citizens. How and in what manner should the government enact upon to secure these unalienable rights that...

17 Dec 2010

Civil War and Reconstruction: The Freedmen's fight for an equal share of the American Dream

Thesis - 3 pages - Social sciences

The analysis of the way emancipation was acquired is revealing of the reason why the freedom the slaves obtained turned out to be so limited. The context must be taken into account. The reasons why the war started and was going on were not clear so clear anymore. Making emancipation a result of...

21 Oct 2009

Raisin in the sun and its parallels to the black American dream

Thesis - 5 pages - Journalism

Raisin in the sun is a play of epic proportions. The lives of the younger' uncovers the hopes, dreams, and despair of Black Americans as a whole. In this play we are engulfed into the quest of one black family's pursuit of the American Dream. James Truslow Adams used...

20 Oct 2009

Is the American dream a reality? If so, how far does Barrack Obama symbolize it?

Thesis - 15 pages - Journalism

The American Dream is a term that has been used to encompass the founding ideas that have existed since the birth of the United States. Its definition is broad and has been open to many interpretations, which have adapted and changed over the course of American history....

22 May 2008

The Price of the American Dream

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

The Great Gatsby relates Nick Carraway's experiences with a disillusioned assortment of wealthy individuals following his move to West Egg, the "less fashionable" counterpart to East egg, the home of antiquated affluence (5). In this harsh region of unlikely opposites, the 1915 Yale graduate...

30 Aug 2007

The Corleone Family: Portrait of an American Dream

Essay - 3 pages - Film studies

Mario Puzo and Francis Ford Coppola's trilogy of organized crime masterpieces, collectively known as The Godfather trilogy, have impacted America unlike any movie since. Rather than filling the movies with hours of bloodshed and unnecessary gore like so many mafia-oriented movies, Puzo and...

29 Sep 2016

The price of the dream: subprime mortgages in the African-American community

Essay - 2 pages - Finance

Let us first say that the financial disaster which has just recently occurred has effected the entire world, regardless of race, color, or creed. It is perhaps a testament to the new levels of equality and interconnectedness that what may have started out primarily among certain populations can...

09 Aug 2010

The dream: American or European?

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

Throughout The European Dream, Jeremy Rifkin explains how he believes the American Dream has become out-dated. Ever since World War II, the American Dream has put an emphasis on economic growth, personal wealth, and independence (Rifkin, pg. 13). Rifkin believes...

18 Feb 2022

A Book of Dreaming (A bok of swevenyng)

Text commentary - 7 pages - Literature

A Book of Dreaming traces its roots to the Latin Somniale Danielis and has been reproduced in numerous manuscripts across Europe from the 9th to the 15th centuries. In other words, some stylistic effects could have been lost in the translation from Latin to Middle English. Indeed, the editor,...

08 Mar 2021

The Blood Runs Like a River Through My Dream - Nasdijj, Timothy Patrick Barru (2020)

Book review - 6 pages - Literature

The Blood Runs like a River Through My Dreams (2000) is the memoir of a man, Nasdiij (the author) who writes about his life and feelings. Being of mixed Caucasian and Navajo decent, Nasdijj feels like he does not belong to any of those groups. Nasdijj has a hard life, his dad beat him, his...

16 May 2022

How African American heroes managed to lead the black community to recognition?

Presentation - 2 pages - Everyday's life

I am going to talk about the notion of "Myths and Heroes". But before we start, we shall say that a myth is a story that was initially "true" but as people retold it some parts may have been changed whereas a hero is a man or a woman of distinguished courage and ability who is admired for his or...

18 Nov 2020

Idea of progress - How Americans relate to ecology nowadays?

Essay - 2 pages - Ecology & environment

We will talk about the notion of the idea of progress and illustrate it with the environmental issue in the USA. Progress can be defined as an improvement, a development or a change. It can be a technical, scientific or social advance which contributes to making the world a better place. Here, we...

19 Jan 2015

Propaganda of American values

Case study - 4 pages - Educational studies

The concept of self-made- man is an institution in the United States. This is the basis of their system. Indeed, Americans assume that everyone is able to succeed if given the means, whatever the origin of their social. Maggie account boxing to become someone. Red and Whit uses nt music...

09 Mar 2015

Religion and American History

Case study - 3 pages - Ancient history

According to Winthrop, United States is a Canaan (promised land) for the people according to God's will so as to a life regarded as moral (Winthrop, 1996). By following God's laws and rejecting the Europe's morally flawed ways, United States would as well be referred to as a city upon a hill. To...

07 Oct 2013

The American Myth

Case study - 2 pages - Educational studies

The American dream and the nature in which so many Americans struggle to achieve it is an omnipresent theme in Happy and Biff's journey throughout Death of a Salesman. While the brothers both struggle to achieve the American dream, their techniques in handling...

17 May 2013

Compare and contrast the ways in which both authors might be seen to present an indictment of 20th century American society in 'The Catcher in the Rye' and 'The Virgin Suicides'

Case study - 3 pages - Literature

There is an argument that American society was founded or widely based on the American Dream, an idea based on freedom, and the belief that prosperity will occur through hard work, with equal opportunity for all. This was the basis for the American Declaration of...

18 Jul 2013

The unattainable dream of Jay Gatsby

Case study - 1 pages - Literature

Everyone has certain goals in life. The things that each person desire differs based on a variety of factors. Some want wealth. Others want love. Jay Gatsby wanted both. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's A Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby chased a hollow and unattainable dream which only leads to...

21 May 2008

Sal Paradise and the False Dream of America

Book review - 4 pages - Literature

American literature reveals a counter-culture of identity which undermines and even contradicts the popular optimism of national identity. Part of this undermining takes place in the ideologies of American literary characters, or in their “imaginary relationships…to the...

04 Oct 2007

The Second American Revolution Analysis and Impact of the Republican Economic Legislation of the Civil War Era

Essay - 11 pages - Modern history

The United States Civil War was a watershed event for the country. The consequences of the conflict changed the landscape of the country forever. Historian Charles Beard labeled the war “The Second American Revolution”, because he believed that more change took place during this...

17 Jun 2008

A Performance Analysis of the films Harold and Maude and American Beauty (1999)

Essay - 3 pages - Film studies

Over the course of the last three decades American society has taken its fondness of youth and femininity and turned it into an outright obsession. As a direct result of this obsession, women over the age of 35 have been made to feel bad about their bodies, their activity levels, the food...

19 Jun 2008

Anticommunism and Racism: Forging African American Identity in a Binary Mirror

Essay - 4 pages - Social sciences

Cold War America was a world of binaries. In a quest for patriotism, white United States citizens defined themselves by mirroring against what they were not: they were Capitalist because they were not Communist, heterosexual not homosexual, coupled not single, Americans not Russians. Black...

25 Aug 2008

The new American musical: How the musical has changed to attract a new audience?

Essay - 6 pages - Film studies

Throughout the greater part of the twentieth century the American musical has entertained audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The musical has become a reflection of American life: sometimes tragic, somewhat unpredictable, but always persevering. The American musical has...

19 May 2009

The American reality: Life in the working class

Thesis - 19 pages - Sociology

In 1848, as the spread of capitalism and the Industrial Revolution were forever changing the social, political and economic landscape in Europe and America, early social theorist Karl Marx defined the working-class as those “laborers who must sell themselves piecemeal… a commodity like...

17 Aug 2010

Buddhism vs. superheroism: The risk of dualism in American culture

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

“Even though we say mind and body, they are actually two sides of one coin. This is the right understanding” (Suzuki 25). In this statement, Shunryu Suzuki, author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind, is essentially summing up the concept of dualism, that is, the idea of one entity having a...

12 May 2011

Discussing the idea of America as E Pluribus Unum or E Pluribus Pluribus using Mexican-American immigrants as an example.

Thesis - 2 pages - Social sciences

History has shown that America is made up of many people. The original people of this continent are the Native Americans. Then we have the English immigrants and Irish, Chinese, Japanese, German, Polish, Russian and immigrants of other countries. One by one they have integrated themselves...