The idea of equality of society, in America everyone is equal, a value gain in our birth. Self-determination is a big key aspect of our life. Driving in our determination we can do almost everything. We all want something bigger, and more relative to our need. Our determination to accomplish our dream sometime can drive us to success, a place we would have dreamed about, and never want to go back from where you came from.
Success and Prosperity, two words that define the American Dream that every U.S Citizen would like to achieve. But, is this Dream alive and available for everyone? In the article “Hillbilly Elegy”, and the book Scratch Beginnings both discuss how the American Dream could be accomplishable for certain people. Many do believe that it is possible for anyone to reach this dream because there is a variety of government programs that are willing to help the low income families or individuals who need an extra push. There are also multiple citizens that need help but do not qualify for certain programs based on their families income.
America is known as one of the greatest nations in the world, but its greatest asset—freedom—is also its greatest weakness. Freedom brings great responsibility that many just push aside and ignore, but it is my duty to America to fulfill these responsibilities. My responsibility to America is to have a great sense of patriotism, represent myself through national activities, and follow order to support my country and all it provides me. Patriotism is a great key you need to have in a successful country. America was founded because of the people who wanted to escape their old country.
When it comes to the idea of the American dream, almost anyone would tell you that it is defined as a chance, a possibility, a potential. Existing as just opportunity, in order to achieve an important goal and live a successful life, the American dream acts as a guideline for our own choices and pathway of life that we choose to follow. Yet, everyone still has a personal definition of what success means to them. Success can be perceived to mean achievements in a career, fame in society, quality in work, essentially anything that showcases a sense of accomplishment and importance, no matter its different meaning to other people. These differences are what often separate individuals in their own pursuit of the American dream while affecting the people, friends and family alike, around them.
It is said across multiple sources online that 90 to 95 percent of people are affected by racial prejudice each day; yet how much of this is actually true? In today’s society, racism is very controversial and often debated about. This causes tension between different racial groups around the world. In the past, racism was discrimination, violence, or any other type of harm to a certain race, especially African-Americans. This included segregated schools, unfair treatment, and even separate water fountains for “white” and “colored” people.
President Trump used the power of pathos throughout his speech to appeal to the patriotic society of America, and relate to the average American. In turn, introducing the idea of “America first” led to him appealing to ethics (Ethos) by revisiting his accomplishments during his first year in office. Since the beginning of President Trump’s candidacy, he has introduced a newly found sense of patriotism. “If you work hard, if you believe in yourself, if you believe in America, then you can dream anything, you can be anything, and together, we can achieve anything." This quote appeals to pathos, because it relates to a passion found in anyone proud to be American.
Like numerous things in life, the American Dream was supposed to be something beautiful. The belief that anyone, regardless of race, class, gender, or nationality, could be successful in America if they just work hard enough is certainly an innocent sentiment. It is hard to imagine a goal, which is so seemingly harmless, could actually be unattainable and eventually become corrupt. The corruption stemmed from their greed for material items, rather than just the happiness and comfort prosperity provided. Furthermore, this is exactly what The Great Gatsby showed readers.
He later proclaims that those who are here in America for the right reasons such as work and education are offered to come out from the shadows so that they can live here and work here legally. That we need the congress to act upon these eleven million people in a beneficial way. Facts are beneficial because they are not debatable; they represent the truth and open the audience’s eyes. Making for logos an excellent rhetorical element in Obama’s
According to politician Leonard Boswell, “The American Dream is one of success, home ownership, college education for one 's children, and hav[ing] a secure job to provide these and other goals.” There are a multitude of people around the world who accept this umbrella definition of money and security being interchangeable with success. And yet, for one of the first times in American history, most parents do not believe that their children are going to be more prosperous than they were (Martin). The American Dream is a concept that can never be easily defined, measured, or calculated. Instead, it morphs to societies changes throughout the generations. While many years ago Boswell’s white-picket fence story of American success might have been the Dream,
Poverty would be eradicated, and the country’s economy and state would flourish. Happiness, harmony and prosperity would engulf all. So why don’t we want to achieve that? In conclusion, the availability of free education is eminently vital, as many cannot afford it, and it is our duty as humans to support each other. Something imperative to acknowledge is, that we will only rise when ignorance dies, and we will never reach the skies until we all become civilised, and that will never happen until the need for education is the same as the need for food.