The mindset of people have a lot to do with the American dream and as for hard work, it’s something that has to be done because without it, nothing much is achievable. In an article “How to achieve the American Dream” by Suzanne Lucas she explains how “Some people pat themselves on the back when they do as little work as possible. While this provides temporary fun, it won 't help towards real success.” Working hard is something that can be done by anyone who really wants to say they succeeded, yet many do not want to work and still want to say the dream is dead when they simply, are not trying to make it alive for themselves. However, some people that work hard and have a strong mindset did move up, proving that the dream is alive if you
Happiness, one of the hardest words to define. To some people, they believe that they need a lot of money to be happy. While on the other hand, others think having many friends or being with your family is the way to happiness, not money. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book The Great Gatsby, a man named Jay Gatsby believes that if he has a lot of money and living extravagantly that he is able to buy happiness which is his love for Daisy. And also Myrtle who demonstrates this by having an affair with Tom so he could buy everything she wants.
However, in chapter 7, during the confrontation, Daisy quickly rethinks her decisions and states, ‘I did love him once – but I loved you too’. As Gatsby hopes and expectations of them being together breaks the audience starts to comprehend that Daisy contradicting statements is purely because she is afraid to leave Tom. Tom came from a wealthy family and was highly respected in society. Daisy knew that life with him would be luxiourous and entirely satisfactory in terms of respect and wealth. In addition, the author is trying to convey to the audience that Daisy is too secure in her marriage with Tom to even consider leaving it.
Why do people marry for money, and not love? During the 1920s, and to this day it is show as power if you had higher wealth, clothes, and other things the Great Gatsby is an excellent example for this. Daisy as another example she married Tom mainly for the money, but also because she thought she loved him. Myrtle also is an example she has this affair with Tom, because she seeks wealth and power. Tom however, thinks that he loves Myrtle and not Daisy, and uses that to abuse Myrtle by throwing things at her punching her or just beating her up.”Some time toward midnight Tom Buchanan and Mrs. Wilson stood face to face discussing, in impassioned voices, whether Mrs. Wilson had any right to mention Daisy's name.
Daisy is in love with Gatsby, but as war comes Gatsby has to serve his role in it. Daisy could simply wait for Gatsby to come home after the war, but Gatsby comes from a less wealthy family. She meets Tom, the heir of wealthy family, and she marries him. They have such a large desire to keep their money and status that they use others as if they’re there to serve them. An example of this is, once again, how Daisy uses Gatsby to get away with killing Myrtle.
Myrtle Wilson’s husband is named George Wilson, unfortunately, she is miserable being married with him. She is having an affair with Tom, “There is always a halt there of at least a minute and it was because of this that I first met Tom Buchanan’s mistress.” (Fitzgerald ## ) Nick Carraway implies that Myrtle is having an affair with Tom. Myrtle married George Wilson because she thought that he had money so she married him, later she discovered that he is not wealthy and married Myrtle with a borrowed suit. She feels better that she cheats on him with Tom Buchanan. Her motivation to do this is because she wants people to think she is rich just like Daisy’s motivation.
Waxed Generation by Michael Koenigs suggests that modern day media propels teenagers towards achieving utterly unrealistic standards of beauty in unnatural ways. Michael states, “Unfortunately the times have given my generation a perverted perception of beauty.” (Koenigs) He strongly believes that the digitally enhanced images magazines put forth to show teenagers, cause the people of this generation to strive for unnatural beauty. The “bombshells” and “hunks” featured in these magazines drive teenagers into insanity as they try to achieve these impossible standards. Consequently, those who can afford it spend their money on plastic surgery, while the less privileged take matters into their own hands. Hence, 5 percent of all college-aged women
They must service the rich in order to keep those same jobs that they have because their American dream never came true. One might say that they’ve sacrificed their dream for the benefit of others who have achieved theirs. They become the workers that are overlooked or the poor man that is often forgotten. Also such as in “Dream Deferred”, By Langston Hughes, their dreams have withered up and died, they given up hope and lose focus on their dream so they just settle. They now see that the American dream was not there for them and they are forced to work jobs that don’t pay well.
Over the years a bureaucracy has formed, and the American people are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the course that our country's political agenda is taking. Although I don’t believe being absent from the polls is the way to solve this, it is understandable why a young person in America could feel as though their vote doesn’t matter. All in all, I believe wattenberg misses the mark on the true and nearly obvious reason the youth is not voting: we've thrown in the towel on the American political
Years after his death, one can clearly see just how right he truly was. Today in America, many people have forgotten our history. Unfortunately, the prospect of always moving forward has greatly decreased people’s interest in what happened before this new modern age. This new thinking has led to many of the problems that the United States deals with daily. Instead of moving forward, many people would argue that America is moving backwards.
How individual who sold their land to land developers in order to build the Pima Freeway in exchange for money. Consequently, money can only make people happy for so long before happiness turns bitter. “Yet, for many, instant wealth and the achievement of the American Dream has turned into a nightmare as relocation and lack of knowledge about how to manage their wealth has disturbing consequences” (Schipper, 2008, pg.73) The money that many individuals made off their land gave them the American Dream of having a huge house however what good did it do if many of these individuals had to give up their homes because they could no longer afford it. For these individuals who achieve the dream of attaining the American Dream, it came at the cost of losing their
Living in this beautiful country I have come to realize that our government feels as if they need to make up for our past political parties mistakes. Although they had good intentions, it has only made it harder only the majority of the population. America is unknowingly judgmental towards any select person that has a belief or opinion that is not supported at the current time. As an example people have seen the harsh behavior gay people have faced over the last hundred years so they decided to make their beliefs the most important.