I think America was a dream for some people and not for some. In these paragraphs I will talk about America being a dream and not. Walt Whitman said everyone loves America and it is an amazing place. Langston Hughes talks about America not being a dream and not everyone likes it here. The truth is America is not a dream for everyone.
The picture perfect life that the American Dream promotes is unrealistic and superficial because money is unable to fill the void of happiness or love. Contrary to earlier days, we now life in a time when even a strong work-ethic does not guarantee money, success or opportunities. While many are so ensorcelled by the illusions of the American Dream, we often fail to realize its falsity and constraints. Whether financially or socially, the society coaxes in the unsuspecting American dreamer, only to then spit them out in a wave of despair, failure and hopelessness. As demonstrated by numerous non-conformist individuals, the Dream lies not in the realm of materialism but rather in that of the intangible; often requiring an extreme leap of faith
However, he does not abide by societal expectations demanded by the made up reality and he is true to himself. He is but a typical individual. What Christof meant to say was, Turner is real and he does not pretend nor try to be perfect as society demands. He has flaws, and imperfections which makes him real. Truman seeks adventure and excitement in life but he is unable to attain it.
It exists in the freedoms we are granted as Americans to make our own choices and to create any type of life we desire. It is unlike anything else in the world, and millions of people migrate to America in hopes of participating in this journey. We are blessed to be able to be whoever we want to be and do whatever we want to do, but we must always keep in mind that the choices we make come with consequences. It is important to focus on making the right choices each and every day in order to ensure that we get the most out of our dream. Jay Gatsby was unable to make the correct choices that he needed to obtain his dream and he suffered the consequences as he was unable to be with the girl he loved.
Thus being, can people achieve their American dream? Many people could achieve the American dream through self determination and perseverance, but the American dream could be unachievable when facing financial obstacles or the costs of college. In able to achieve the American dream, a person should have self determination. Someone who has self determination is one who is willing to take the lead in his or her life. For example, John Paul Mitchell went through many years of struggle, from childhood to adulthood, until his product became a success (Jenson).
Without access to support, their talent is often overlooked. Achieving the dream is still possible, but it will take more hard work. The American dream for those people is to achieve what others thought they couldn't reach and prove them wrong. For example, in “They live the dream” by Dan Rather, it says
A common perception young adults come face to face with is the “American Dream”. The American Dream comes in many shapes and forms, due to everyone conceiving information differently to make up their own meaning of it. In honest definition the American Dream is just being able to thrive in society being well off and able to support a family stably. What needs to be answered is if the American Dream, in definition, achievable by all citizens? Evidence I have resorted to, shows that its achievable to only a selective group of people.
There is also the ability to make it happen, today 's society is full of diverse people and each person has a limitation. Moreover, speaking for those people they can 't achieve the American Dream with disabilities or even life situations. The American Dream is only a possibility for those willing
His sister also doesn’t know what she should do because at the moment she is living with her friend, but she doesn’t know if she should go back to her mother. Lastly, his mom is very depressed because she had just lost the two most valuable things in life, her two precious children. Finally, both Jack and his sister, Jenny decide to do the right thing and go apologize to their mother. First, Jenny apologizes for running away and she promises to never do it again. Next, Jack apologizes for running away and for being selfish and greedy because he wanted to keep all the money to himself.
American Dream does not quite save the poor. Therefore, the American Dream is not possible to achieve in the future. In conclusion, inevitable factors indicate that the road to achieve the American Dream is difficult. Therefore, all Americans need to have confidence to achieve personal goals and believe that tomorrow would be better that today. In other words, people still should follow the national government and have a positive attitude to
Americans no longer believe that they have freedom. Therefore, there is a negative connotation the goes along with it. People risk their lives everyday to ensure freedom for every citizen in the United States, yet they still complain. The authors within this essay summarize the idea of freedom, “When we face decisions involving alternatives we see as negatives, we feel so little freedom that we twist and turn searching for another choice with some positive characteristics” (Jellison and Harvey 49). Freedom allows for opportunity, happiness, security, and to have an opinion.
Not everyone who believes in the American Dream are able to achieve it. There are even people that come to America from other places in the world to try and achieve the American Dream. It is never granted to someone that they are going to be able to achieve the American Dream. America has given other countries the perspective that America is the land of opportunities and liberty for all. Yet this is not true for everyone; not even some Americans.
Sometimes you’ll meet someone and feel like youve known them your whole life. You probably have, in a different life, because like what has been stated before America is changing and so is everything else in it. America is “land of the free” yet we don’t feel free. This kind of enclosure can be, or is, bad for people. Some don’t like what’s going on in the USA, the things
Finally our generation may think differently from that. Although there are different time periods that think different things, everyone has their own opinion or views on american identity but different time periods may still bring people to different conclusions in time. Back when slaves were around it affected the views of people as an American, it made people think that you had to be white to be an American. I don’t know anybody that was alive in the slave ages to prove this but that isn’t needed. If you would just look at how america was actually put together that 's all the proof you need.
However, the people in America have never lived in true peace. Currently in America, there are white and black supremacists. They have one main thing in common; they believe their race is better than any other. Race cannot be changed or improved. However, people are still judging others for the things they cannot change.