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Langston Hughes And The American Dream

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What is the American Dream? Many people have tried to explain the dream, or how they feel about the dream. Most try to be all patriotic and country loving like Walt Whitman... But others like Langston Hughes reveal a darker side of the dream. Whitman hears America Singing. Everyone is happy with their decisions and tries their best. “Each singing belongs to him or her and to no one else” Walt Whitman, “I Hear America Singing”. What he means, is that to each their own. You put yourself here, you deal with it. Langston Hughes’s theme is a bit more complicated though. “I am the immigrant clutching the hope I seek, but only finding the same old stupid plan of dog eat dog, of mighty crush the weak” Langston Hughes, “Let America Be America
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