In the article, Birds and Bees, No Let’s Talk about Dollars and Cents, by Ben Stein, he successfully makes his point to inform his son that he needs self discipline to create human and financial capital to have a more stable life. The young boy has been living large his whole life and his father wants to help him keep it going by having self-discipline to make smart decisions so he doesn’t live in fear and insecurity. Ben Stein uses many anecdotes to get the point across to his son and the readers of the New York Times that people are capable of coming from nothing and turning into something with the willpower to make smart choices. With the use of anecdotes and repetition all throughout the letter, it allows Stein to utilize logos, pathos,
The authors tell them they would understand it more due to him giving his personal life habits, of working hard and getting underpaid because maybe lack of experience or not having a certain degree. Mr. Andrew Braaksma is claiming in the article “Some Lessons from the Assembly Line”, "I have worked as a temp in the factories surrounding my hometown every summer since I graduated from high school, but making the transition between school and full-time blue-collar work during the break never gets any easier."(Braaksma 2005) He states in the reading, that it isn 't easy being a full worker then going to college. " but making the transition between school and full-time blue-collar work during the break never gets any easier.
In addition to working sun up to sun down in adverse conditions, his friends don 't understand that at any moment those jobs could be gone, gone to outsourcing or just the fact that the market changes and manufacturers can no longer remain competitive. Attending college and working full time is a challenge in its own, getting to experience what it is like to work with other people who either lacked the resources to attend college or never got the chance to go, showed him what it would be like for him if he didn 't attend college and made him want to gain his degree that much more. In personal experience I have seen the same, working in the construction field all my life I knew I
Motivation drives him to struggle until the very end to get rid of this situation. With motivation, Chris had succeed even without biological needs such as food, water, and shelter. Besides, Chris also motivate his son to protect his dream during his free time with his son playing basketball. He motivates his son by saying “Hey. Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can’t do something.
Gatsby was a man who came up from essentially nothing by gaining his money through bootlegging and other illegal acts in order to gain a reputation in society. Gatsby’s constant desire to accomplish more in his life demonstrates the corruption of the American Dream. It is evident that Gatsby has had a thirst for the American dream since a young age, this is shown when Gatsby’s father says: “Jimmy was bound to get ahead. He always had some resolves like this or something. Do you notice what he’s got about improving his mind?
In The Cog, Charles Fritch uses symbolism to show readers that life choices can cause regret in future years. The tough decisions that people make can cause the most fulfilling life or they can wake up one day miserable. James Maxwell was one who wished he had followed his dreams instead of living with a more practical life. He had a very successful life, but he wasn’t doing what he had always dreamt of. He was the president of the world, but by his standards, that wasn’t enough.
Growing up, money wasn’t something that came easy for the Miller family. In 1929, they were affected by the Wall Street Crash and were forced to move to Brooklyn (Biography). He didn’t let this personal and financial hardship affect him, though. “The Depression (the most formative crisis in Miller’s life) was in many ways a positive force…” (Carson). “Miller’s refusal to believe that man is helpless” influenced him to find work for small jobs, and even manage to save up enough money for him to attend the University of Michigan where he was able to complete his very first original play, No Villain (Carson).
Willy is too entitled to his job even though he doesn’t get paid, to accept a job from someone else that is offering him good weekly pay. In The Raisin in the Sun Walter ends up getting the money from his mom and wants to invest it into a bar with two other people, but that doesn’t work out so well for him. In the text Bobo is talking to Walter about something bad that had happened, in the text Bobo says “That’s what I’m trying to tell you… I don’t know… I waited six hours… I waited in that train station six hours…
(“Fisher”page63). He was months behind on payments, but he still didn’t want to give up. So he had to be strong. He had a friend that said he would help him in his hard times, and so he did.
The Great Gatsby written by F.Scott Fitzgerald takes place during the 1920s. The time of parties and money. However the time also focuses on accomplishing the American dream. The dream can be anything you want it to be. Most characters had money on their mind and the main focus of their own life.
In The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nick, the main character, follows his father’s saying on how reserving judgements is a matter of hope. Fitzgerald uses Nick in the novel to portray how Gatsby lived his life based on his goal in pursuing Daisy. Though he has not forgotten the quote or the moral significance of it, he attempts to accommodate his father’s saying, but he struggles due to Gatsby’s involvement. Gatsby’s enigmatic character makes the audience wonder about his true self. Since Nick plays an important role with being a character and a narrator, he is optimistic about Gatsby and their relationship despite the impracticality of it all.
After his meeting with Gatsby, Nick had an urge to recall this person he just met. In his response to the meet, Nick produces a passage describing his view of Gatsby’s personality. Ironically, Nick is judging someone else’s personality in this passage when he explains earlier that, “(he is) inclined to reserve all judgments.” Why is he not realizing that he is judging Gatsby, contridicting what he mentioned earlier? This shows that something about Gatsby catches his eyes.
The American Dream is what most people strive for in life. Everyone wants to be successful and have no worries in the world. The problem is, actually achieving the American Dream. The Great Gatsby, written by F Scott Fitzgerald, shows how the character Gatsby is represented by the American Dream. Gatsby demonstrates the American Dream by being wealthy, having the determination, and the effort to fit into the lifestyle of the time period.