Argument Essay: The American Dream

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The American Dream, it is a very well known saying though over the years its meaning has changed for many people and for some it no longer has meaning at all. There are some people that are very optimistic in life and they believe in things like the American dream, in the words of Stanford I. Well, “ I think that the American Dream says that anything can happen if you work hard enough at it and are persistent, and have some ability. The sky is the limit to what you can build, and what can happen to you and your family.”(BrainyQuote, 2) Then there are the realist, the people that see the facts in the situation and rely on those facts to form their opinions. Those people have opinions often like Rita Dove who once said “The American Dream is a phrase that we will have to wrestle with all of our lives. It means a lot of things to people. I think that we are redefining it now.”(BrainyQuote, 6) Lastly there is the pessimist, they are people see the worse in life and a very good example of this is…show more content…
For people that don’t have the equal opportunity to reach their American Dream or for the people around them they most likely see what Malcolm X saw “I see America through the eyes of the victim. I don't see any American dream--I see an American nightmare.” This nightmare is full of low pay which leaves a financial burden, high costs for education, high cost to care for children, discrimination, job losses and high living expenses; all things that have taken away the American Dream and made it unavailable for far too many to make it
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