The “American Dream” is defined as the ideals of freedom, equality, and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American. However, to one impoverished woman, it seemed like exactly that: a dream. That woman, Anzia Yezierska, addressed this in her book Hungry Hearts when she wrote “Like all people who have nothing, I lived on dreams.” (114) Anzia Yezierska addressed this in her book Hungry Hearts when she wrote “Like all people who have nothing, I lived on dreams.” (114) Yezierska was a Jewish-American novelist born in Plotsk, a Russian-Polish village, between 1880 and 1885, who emigrated with her family to New York in 1898.
Throughout the years, there have been many attempts to define what it means to live the American Dream. When historian and idealist James Truslow Adams first coined the term in his book The Epic of America back in 1931, he saw the American Dream as a path that should lead Americans to noble ends such as freedom, self-fulfillment, and a better life. He saw America as “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” (Adams, 1931, p.214-215). The American Dream should represent a place of social egalitarianism where both men and women can reach their fullest potential and be recognized for their capabilities and not for their circumstances of
Literary Analysis The Quest for Independence Has one ever wonder what makes the world’s greatest novels so hard to put down? The ones that make one gasp aloud and bite one’s nails frantically; great novels that leave you on the edge of your seat, like, Romeo and Juliet, The Notebook, and even the Titanic. In each of these novels, they display a story of, the search for independence. In the novel, by Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God the protagonist, Janie Woods, begins her search for independence through three marriages and a life marked by poverty, trails and purpose.
The Book of Unknown Americans by Christina Henriquez has been reviewed by many newspapers, like The New York Times, The Washington Times and The Guardian. All three start their reviews by giving a summary of the book. The book seems to be about Hispanic/ Latino families living in Delaware. From all of the reviews, The Book of Unknown Americans seems to be a fictional documentary that tells the stories of all of the people, from all across the Spanish-speaking world, living in the apartment building and the struggles they are going through in the United States.
“The Lost World of Genesis One”, is a book about what Genesis One in the Bible is saying and how it should be interpreted in the modern world. The book was written by John H. Walton. Walton is a professor at Wheaton University with a Ph.D. in Hebrew and Cognate studies, a M.A. in Biblical Studies: Old Testament, and an A.B. in Economics/Accounting. Walton is a Christian professor who teaches with the intent to further his students understanding of the Bible. Before working at Wheaton, Walton taught for twenty years at Moody Bible Institute.
Last class, we see how SF film differ from SF literature. One of the first author we talked about was Marshall McLuhan’s, a Canadian professor born in July 1911 and died on December 1980. Marshall is known for one of his best work, “The Medium is the message.” The phrase was coined by Marshall and first introduced in Marshall book in 1964.
At first, I thought this reading Plains Warrior Narratives, was a myth story kind of like Selu but then I actually read the title. The reading took me a while to get a hang of what was happening and then after the first two pages it shifted into a different perspective. On page 120, the story is in the perspective of Three Legs, whom I presume is a young Hidatsa Indian tribe member. They are moving east following herds of buffalo and one night he receives his dream.
I grow up in the country, Ethiopia, that various religions are practiced. The most known are Christianity and Islam. Even though Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism aren’t practiced in Ethiopia, I was familiar with these religions before I take the course World Religions. Huston Smith’s The World Religions gives a brief analysis of various world religions beliefs, concept, and practice.
The American dream is like saving up to buy the dream car that a kid has dreamed about since day one. Pursuing the American dream may take a whole life time, but those who do never regretted it for a second. The American dream is like a snowflake, no two are alike.
The Social Readjustment Rating Scale, put a stamp on my forehead. The purpose of evaluation is to “heighten your awareness of the relationship between life events, stress and physical problem” ( Manning, Curtis, McMillen, Attenweiler, 2011, p.39). I finally recognize, in this life cycle of events, there will be stress, also a physical problem. Throughout life changes, of events, good or bad how I respond, makes a difference to my health (Manning, Curtis, McMillen, Attenweiler, 2011).