Dreams make the world go round, and add a sense of ambition and diversity. People have dreams to show their beliefs, and eventually be successful. This dream in particular, The American Dream, is the idea that anyone regardless of social status, race, or religion can have a chance to create a better life through hard work and determination. In the play “The Raisin in the sun” by Lorraine Hansberry, Walters dream is to have his own Liquor store, to make more money to support his family, and gain the independence, freedom, and happiness that describe the American dream. Part of the American Dream is that anyone can have their own property, or business, and be independent.
Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun (1959) asserts that in life, those with less don’t go there in one day but through a prolonged time of struggle and strife . The first scene of the novel describes that a family that once was united and loving evolved into one that continues to survive in the conflict of society. In order to do this the author describes the furniture of the house and explains how through time the decor seemed to get worn and torn out. This section gives the audience the sense that the moments you once had can be replaced by ones you don’t want.
The American Dream is one’s idea of a better life. In "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry and Langston Hughes in “Let America Be America Again”, the principal priority is the America Dream, each of this authors has their personal concept of what is consider to be a better life and the sifnificance of dreams regardless of the diverse overwhelming struggles of life. Although in American Culture we tend to view the American Dream as a positive and necessary goal of citizenship, both L.Hansberry and L.Hughes explore the fantasy and the reality that brings trying to archive an attainable goal.
The American Dream is so essential to our country as it is an honor to reach your goals and make it a reality. The American Dream is the national ethos that people’s lives would be better and more abundant with many opportunities. The American Dream was more accessible to attain back in the days, however, changed over the years. Although the “American Dream” is still possible, many people, minorities are affected by the lack of improvement in social mobility in our society. The American Dream is still alive by being able to live a middle-class lifestyle and by obtaining it through perseverance and hard-work.
I feel that people should be nicer to Walter since he is not a bad boy though when people are making him angry he starts acting like a bad boy. In Walter 's class, people were making fun of his speech problem. This led Walter to act like a bad boy. I feel that Walter should not get angry and instead try and make the teacher notice more when his classmates have been making fun of him. “I read quickly, and there was a chorus of laughter in response” 42.
The Youngers moved into their new house facing an uncertain future. Although Beneatha has decided to go to Africa a week after moving to their new house, the Youngers still had to make quite a few decisions that would affect their future. A month into the future the main focus of the household is Walter’s career. Despite him having moved past his liquor store idea, he still wants to be more than a chauffeur.
American Dream is the idea that everyone should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work and determination. George is important to the story because he teaches and helps Lennie do the right thing, due to his mental disability, Lennie doesn’t know right from wrong. In Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, George expresses to Lennie throughout the story that you can get anything you want, with the hard work you put toward it. The author, John Steinbeck, does a really good job expressing the process George takes to develop the theme that it is human nature to want our dreams to come true because of the hard work we put toward it. George and Lennie have been traveling place to place, trying to find a job, so that they can get the money they need to be able to purchase their own land, “You jus’ stand there and don’t say nothing…
Does John Steinbeck show that dreams are futile in the novel Of Mice and Men? Of mice and men is a novel set in the 1930’s it showed how people lived during The Great Depression, It published in 1937 by John Steinbeck an American born author. The American dream is a concept that shows everybody has a chance. The American dream is a belief that anybody can make it regardless of where they are born or what class. It is achieved through sacrifice, risk and hard work (Investopedia.com).
The American Dream has been a great motivator for many. Lennie and George 's version of the American Dream keeps them going while at the same time, it keeps them as friends. The American Dream, many people chased it... but what actually was The American Dream?
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