American Dream Is Achievable

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No matter who you are or where you have come from, you have undoubtedly heard of the American Dream. The idea that no matter who you are or where you have come from, you can do whatever it is you desire in America. What was once one the main driving forces for immigrants to flock to the new world, has slowly changed over the years, but still holds its value in the eyes of those who are looking for a promising new place to live. The American dream might not hold the same awe inspiring sound that it once did, but for many generations before ours, it was a beacon of hope that helped build the foundation that the United States was built on. And still today the American dream might not be as achievable as it once was, but it is still an important symbol to the American ideology. …show more content…

To support his claim Gabler says, “To live within your illusions is also to live within the pressure to sustain them, which is the pressure of middle-class America today. It is to say that the birthright of a 4-year-old girl in New York is to be a rich, beautiful, brilliant, powerful, Ivy League-educated Mistress of the Universe who will live not just the good life but the perfect one. That’s the new American Dream” (Gabler 342). In saying this Gabler is essentially saying that the American dream has turned into an almost unattainable goal. And yes, it is true that the American dream has changed, but what hasn’t changed is the overall idea, the idea that anything is possible no matter who you are. Gabler might be right in saying that the American dream has become a goal that will rarely be achieved, however, the American dream still exists and as long as America is a free nation will always stand for freedom and

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