The song chosen for this paper is “God bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood. For the researcher, the song holds different kinds of significance owing to which the researcher has chosen this song as the topic for this paper. People residing in America, irrespective of where they are from, have started to believe in this song and have accepted the fact that America is a place that has provided them with the kind of freedom they have always wanted. The thesis statement of the paper is to understand what the song “God bless the USA” means for the Americans. Discussion Literary Elements of Song “God bless the USA” was a song written by Lee Greenwood.
The American dream, hereby, is what Willy believed that is the perfect dream to be lived and should be his life chasing dream. As a result, Willy was always judging himself and all people around him, in addition to his family, by their money gathering, as is ordered by capitalism. Hence the society in which Willy lives will not permit him to live the American Dream but rather than always remind him of his reality. Willy is captivated by gathering things. His aspirations for goods make him want stuff that he neither required nor could manage to pay for.
As he grows older Adam joins the military, as his father wants him to, but he gives up what he wants for his future. Although, this is a sacrifice he does not do it because he loves his father, but rather he wants his father to love him. This selfish sacrifice eventually leads to Adam’s resentment toward his
He is thought to be lazy and weak and does not live up to the expectations that his father has for him as his oldest son. Okonkwo’s biggest problem with his son is that he is reminiscent of Okonkwo’s father. After the arrival of Ikemefuna, Okonkwo began to see positive changes in his son. He began to adopt more manly attitudes giving Okonkwo hope for him. “He wanted Nwoye to grow into tough young man capable of ruling his father’s household when he was dead and gone to join the ancestors” (52).
Willy always found his dreams in someone else which is why his happiness never came. At first it was his father then it was his brother Ben, and then it was famous sales man Dave Singleman. He looked for others inside of himself which led to him not being satisfied. Dreams can not be rented or borrowed. Willy never realized this and in turn it caused his mental health to deteriorate even more than it already had.
He illustrates that Gatsby’s aspiration does come out of the goodness of his heart, but means he uses to achieve his goal majorly differ. In The Great Gatsby, Gatsby’s Dream is the one showcased. In My Ántonia, nearly every character has their American Dream presented. Whether they’re the main character or one that is mentioned in 2 sentences, they contribute to the idea of various Dreams. Even though each of these characters has different intended paths of travel, they all know where they’re going.
Willy Loman is a financially struggling man in his sixties looking for success for him and his family. Miller depicts Willy as a tragic character in his willingness to preserve his dignity. Additionally, Willy’s dignity is tainted in the story because of his flawed philosophy of the American Dream. This along with unjust comparisons leads to Willy’s death. Based on how Willy Loman evaluates himself unjustly, he is a tragic hero because he must do anything to preserve his dignity, and his false impression of the American Dream, which leads to his downfall.
Ironically, not all men were “created equal in the U.S.” since those of color were still suffering from racial injustices and discrimination. This served to deliver the message of racism. He also shares personal dreams with his audience that impresses them. He dreamed that his “four little children would one day live in a nation where they would not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” With the strong implementation of anaphora, King effectively makes his audience feel empathy for those of color and fight for
He was one of those men that dreamt for many things but never really worked hard enough to actually earn them. He mentioned many times that he wanted to be able to provide for his family as his late father had done for them. Throughout the play he mostly complained about receiving the money that was never his to begin with. The money wasn’t well earned and it created tension and conflict between the family. As the article says, “The American dream is the ideal that the government should protect each person’s opportunity to pursue their own idea of happiness,” (Amadeo).
This side might not always seem pleasant to discuss but it’s the reality many face when they decide to pursue this dream. “Let America be America Again / Let it be the dream it used to be / Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free” (America never was America to me)....1-5. Hughes touches on the message that America is not what it used to be. Perhaps the land of opportunities does not have the opportunities it says it does and those who come here to find a better life may not always find what they want. Hughes looks at the fact that The American Dream does not always turn out to be as one hopes.
A small portion of humans during this time truly wanted equality, but the majority of people were stuck in their ways, unable to bring themselves out of the past. There was a glimmer of hope that shone for the freed slaves to change their
Malcolm was changing America and the trip he took to Mecca was exactly like the trip Americans, at that time, needed to take to realize that everyone is equal. The Americans need to see that everyone was created equally. The people needed to see that they all were Americans and they all had a purpose. Americans shouldn’t have to fight for rights that were already given to them. On Malcolm’s trip to Mecca he realized that everyone can live peacefully together, they just need to put their differences behind them.
The Great Seal of the United States is an emblem and a national coat of arms created by our founding fathers in an effort show other countries that America is a free nation and is heading into the future strongly. Along with the seal came a motto. It reads, “ E pluribus unum.” Translated, it becomes, “Out of many, one.” This idea reflects the meaning of what it means to be an American. It means despite so many people, so many ideas and differences, we can still come together under one nation, under the same rules of order and morals and create one country. This motto describes the beauty that is our nation.
He is not sure if he wants to run and his indecisiveness does not persuade most of the U.S. Citizens in this year’s election. Biden and his family are going through an emotional break down due to his eldest son’s death. I feel Mr. Biden and his family are not ready for the challenges ahead of them. It seems that the Vice President is unprepared for the tasks that awaits for him due to family issues. Biden should consider focusing on his family