Overcoming Obstacles In Reaching The American Dream

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Discrimination. Society. Low funds. All of these things have one thing in common: they all require a certain state of mind to overcome. The biggest obstacle in reaching the American Dream is mentality. All things are possible with the right tools and our tool in this case is your state of mind. In the book, we are told that Alicia was genuinely trying to get out by working and studying like her life depended on it because in some ways, it did. Then, we are shown how Sally tried to escape. She attempted to take the easy way out and marry into her freedom. Her plan backfired and she was stuck inside, unable to live her life freely. Though we are never told Alicia gets away from Mango Street, she actually tried to get away by working hard and
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