Arnold Schwarzenegger American Dream Analysis

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English Mock Examination – Task A 1. Text number two is written by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Throughout the text, he gives the reader his perspective on the American Dream. Schwarzenegger grew up in a small town in Austria: ”where if I worked hard, I might be fortunate enough to follow in my fathers footsteps, and become a policeman”. – as he says. As he first came to America in 1968, his English were very poor. He knew from the beginning, that he had to learn English well, to achieve his dreams. He started taking lessons so that he could blend in to the American culture, and as he states, it is important that you give something back to america. Schwarzenegger himself, worked with charity and became governor of California in 2003. Schwarzenegger…show more content…
He says: ”The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” Even though the American Dream is defined, does it mean that it can’t change through the years? Or does it mean that the American Dream isn’t different from one another? When we talk about the American Dream, the first thing that pops into most peoples minds, is economic wealth. We think about movies like Forrest Gump, and the Great Gatsby, as a symbol on the American Dream. To cut a long story short; people who is born with social or economic obstructions, but who manage to work their way to the top, achieves wealth and live happily ever after. But is it really true that the American dream is that simple to describe? Text one says that the American Dream is different from one indivudal to another, which is a statement that both could be true and false. You could argue that it is false, because of the fact that the american dream is stated with a specific definition. But then again, is it society changing, who gives people the reason for changing their dreams, or is the American Dream who has
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