King's American Dream

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King’s quote “In many ways, the American Dream of today is a trimmed down version of its former self,” explains how the American Dream is not as intense as it was when James Truslow Adams coined it in 1931 during the Great Depression. Living a successful American Dream in the past meant being a part of the Upper Class, being “rich,” living a materialistic lifestyle consisting of, what King states, “expensive items, namely cars and homes, and acquiring more material wealth.” However, the American Dream of todays’ society focuses more so on being stress-free and stable, all financially, occupationally, and residentially, for both current and future life. All topics have the potential to be viewed from multiple perspectives. On page 613, King
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