His philosophies and principles in his autobiography are examples of the American dream that explain a rag to riches story. He was often refereed to as the Electric Ben Franklin. He was commercially successful, involved with the public good, a great communicator, and man of science and technology who found solutions to the real problems. Franklin was the epitome of the Enlightenment during the eighteen-century. His type of behavior demonstrated the fundamental concepts of the Age of reason which was “faith in the reality of the world as revealed to the senses, distrust of the mystical or mysterious confidence in the attainment of progress by education and humanitarianism that provide solutions to all human problems”
Even though he is not remembered, John Hancock is one of the founding fathers and played a pivotal role that changed the fate of our nation. John Hancock, the name that stands for integrity, strong values, consistency, and enduring support was a merchant, smuggler, and prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress, was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence, and founded the Sons of Liberty foundation. John Hancock set a new course for America and worked
Revolutionary War figure: Samuel Adams Samuel Adams was one of the most influential men during the Revolutionary War. His staunch opposition of British oppression of the colonies was well documented during his life in many of his essays. He had many supporters during this controversial time and served as a well revered and respected politician. His insight into how government can work effectively helped to create our modern model of democracy. On September 27, 1722 in Boston, Massachusetts Samuel Adams was born to Samuel Adams Sr. and Mary Fifield Adams.
The first archetype that I have analyzed is a hero and I have identified Westley as the hero because he sacrifices many things in order to achieve his goal, a hero’s trademark. The first quote that proves this archetype is, “ I am going to America. To seek my fortune….. I love you,
Kallie Schell Hour 3 The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby is a story that portrays the American Dream and it's ups and downs. F. Scott FItzgerald's view on the American Dream is that it is not possible and he's shows this through his characters stories. Fitzgerald's character Jay Gatsby dedicates his entire life to achieving the American Dream and achieves it financially but during the process lost the love of his life. His journey to achieve the American Dream started when he was very young. "His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people his imagination had never as his parents at all.
What is a sixteen year old boy supposed to do in New York City, when he is all by himself? Abagnale simply turned to the easiest and simplest option, so that he could live and survive. Abagnale realized this was something he had to do and he went on to a life of crime. Later in his writing, Frank Abagnale states, “I could have survived on $110 a week, but I couldn’t live on that amount. … Within a few
William Lloyd Garrison, The Liberator was a great man in the view of many. Garrison’s passion for slavery, his opinions, and his very dramatic life, has made him one of the greatest writers in history. By going through trials in our life, we can overcome them by using Garrison’s example and turn our lives into
Great Gatsby Prompt 2 Fitzgerald’s book, “The Great Gatsby” is a well known book nation wide. One of the very prominent themes in the book is the American dream. This is very interesting though because while reading the book you can see individuals American dreams; you also see their level of successfulness and the obstacles along the way to their goal. One of the main characters in the Great Gatsby is Gatsby himself. To me Gatsby shows the biggest story of the American Dream.
“The American Dream” is a double sided coin of both hope and faith that looks to the fulfillment of human wishes and desires. This idea started ages before with the existence of the puritans in Massachusetts "city upon a hill" in 1630, but it were never expressed as THE AMERICAN DREAM. Later on, this idea has been strengthened by Thomas Jefferson with the declaration of independence. In 1876 the writer Horatio Alger introduced for the first time (The American Dream) in his book titled Ragged Dick, It was a tale of a poor orphan boy in New York City who saved his pennies and worked hard so eventually became rich. It became as a model that through honesty, hard working and strong determination that anyone can make realize his dream in America.
Tracking back to Saker’s situation, every step that he has been able to take towards the American Dream can be attested to, according to him, “‘the people here [being] so good to [him which has convinced him] that the dream that anyone can come here and establish a life from nothing is alive’” (Flisiuk). Although the American Dream suggests settling in the US starting withfrom nothing, anyone would need some form of external support during the onset of his or her transition to cope with the hardships associated with such a dramatic shift. In “America and Americans,” Steinbeck emphasizes how dependent we are on one another in our pursuit for success as well as the lack of acknowledgment there is for that reliance. We have become so accustomed to receiving support that we often forget about those who guide us in the face of difficulty. Similarly, achieving a goal as demanding as the American Dream requires the utmost amount of emotional support.
“We all know, of course, that the American Dream exists because we live in a nation founded on certain extraordinary principles. Much as we take them for granted, deep down inside, every American knows that they are especially fortunate to live in a land where they are accorded an enduring right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. While most of us are very clear about what Life and Liberty mean, however, there is some confusion about the pursuit of Happiness. And it’s that misunderstanding which causes us to misperceive the American Dream.” So now many believe that we all should try to bring back a stronger belief in this concept and then everyone will know that the american dream is
The United States has had very many heros that served as our presient. Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington are all heros and were a very important part of our society. They all did everything they could do to make this world a better place, yet they all had their differences in going about doing it. But i will have to say that the strongest president was Thomas Jefferson. Thomas was one of the smartest men to live and not only was he very smart but he had a desire to constantly learn new things.
In the novel the Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald creates a main character that catches the attention of his readers that goes by Jay Gatsby although originally named James Gatz. He is the main character of the novel who is the namesake of the novel. Gatsby is a wealthy Bootlegger from North Dakota that moved to Long Island who pursues one thing and that is Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier to another millionaire. He is very self conscious and cares very much about his outward appearance to the public. His quest for the American dream leads him from poverty to wealth, and to the love of his life as well as his death.
The Pursuit of “The American Dream” The “American Dream” has always existed as a primary fundamental of American culture. The basis of the “American Dream” is that every US citizen has the right to receive equal opportunity to attain success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative because it is a given right offered for everyone, personal to each individual, and extremely rewarding. The pursuit of the American Dream is chased after by many individuals from numerous diverse backgrounds. Thomas Wolfe once said, "…to every man, regardless of his birth, his shining, golden opportunity ….the right to live, to work, to be himself, and to become whatever thing his manhood and his vision can combine to make him." (Wolfe) The