B. The American Dream is a mirage, and thus unattainable as it limits success of an individual by their class and ethnic origin. C. Not only is the American Dream exclusive and unfulfilling, but it also causes corruption as those who strive for the American Dream corrupt themselves in doing so and the old rich hide behind their wealth in order to conceal their immoralities. II. As characters such as Daisy, Tom, and Gatsby are not content even after they have seemingly achieved the American Dream as
This is just one example of the Mughals not only only neglecting to practice religious tolerance, but how refusing to accept all people for their beliefs backfired in the empire’s overall growth and unity. Contrary to the Mughals, the
Elements of that type of society are sometimes more dystopian. Placing the book Anthem in the category of a dystopia is pretty accurate because the government is forcing collectivism into the society even though many are not in agreeance, people aren’t happy and are afraid to speak up, and the people don’t know the history about the
Living in such a privileged country people tend to forget the great importance of reading and writing. For Frederick Douglass, Malcolm X, and Sandra Cisneros they were trapped in a world where society defined who they were, they were deprived of their identity and were expounded to the lowest expectations of society. With the curse of not knowing was followed by the gift of intellectual integrity to rise above society's expectations. Being born into a life where your future is defined by the civilization around you can supply a person with the state of loneliness. Malcolm X was born into a time where his race was impudent, he was raised in a rough neighborhood.
The people that were not fans of William Jennings Bryan, the races that were not white and Christians, for example Catholics and Jews. We don't get to see what Bryan thought about immigrants and factories jobs and because they were irrelevant to him, the book doesn't portray how immigrants felt about William Jennings Bryan. The author also heavily rely on secondary sources and books written by
He wrote, “Some are of disposition fearful, some bold, most cautelous [wily], all Savage.” Smith is saying that he thinks the Indians are unsophisticated and very wild. He is implying that they are not worthy of equal status to Europeans. On the other hand, Winslow writes in last sentence of his letter, “They are a people without any religion or knowledge of God, yet very trusty, quick of apprehension, ripewitted, just.” Winslow first says that the Indians are not religious and don’t know about God, which would normally paint them as people who are not to be trusted. Then he goes on by saying they are very trusty, smart, and just. This is important because it shows that some colonists think that the Indians could be integrated into English
Universal moral obligations are not consistent with being patriotic for one 's country. We can be both patriotic and critical in the ways outlined by Nussbaum. Within Bladwins reading there is a sharp contrast when discussing America and patriotism. "Wherever you have turned, James, in your short time on this earth, you have been told where you could go and what you could do (and how you could do it) and where you could do it and whom you could marry. I know that your countrymen do not agree with me about this, and I hear them saying “You exaggerate.” They do not know Harlem, and I do.
Furthermore, The Worst Hard Time influenced my opinions and curiosity about American history, and makes me ask questions like “Why were things like the Dust Bowl swept under the rug even though they are important topics?” and “What other events like the Dust Bowl were not given any attention?” However it did not change my opinion about America since it gave me no sense of nationalism, but it did change my feelings on the American people, how they are determined to pursue their goals and determined not to lose what they already
The American people feel so entitled, that they would refuse hard-working individuals willing to make personal sacrifices only to live in this land with people who don’t seem to want them around. The land of the free does not welcome outsiders and it makes it incredibly difficult to grant citizenship to those wanting to live here. Freedom must surely be changing in
This loss of tradition and culture can be linked with the loss of identity. Holding onto the Judah identity can be deemed a difficult task as they did not have a temple or the necessary items to continue their religious rituals. However, if one was to explore this matter in greater depth it is also suggested that the Jewish people were not necessarily cut off from their culture, but simply influenced by “outside sources” and this in turn impacted on the traditions and culture of the people of Judah, leading to an evolution of