Being an American is living life how you see fit. A birthplace is only necessary to fill out legalities, it does not determine who you are as a person. Only you can decide that. Do you want to parade your personality to everyone or cower and conform to society’s expectations? Do you want to be afraid of the new or embrace it with open arms?
What do you think being an American is? Is it the freedom were given or the way our politics affect our everyday lives our is it knowing that we are safe and free because we have a good strong army to defend us. We all have different reasons to be an American, like some believe that having a religion and sharing it with your family is key. To be an American you are free to utilize religion to understand politics how it affects the way our country works. Being American means that you are part of one of the most diverse cultures in the world.
The American Dream is one’s idea of a better life. In "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry and Langston Hughes in “Let America Be America Again”, the principal priority is the America Dream, each of this authors has their personal concept of what is consider to be a better life and the sifnificance of dreams regardless of the diverse overwhelming struggles of life. Although in American Culture we tend to view the American Dream as a positive and necessary goal of citizenship, both L.Hansberry and L.Hughes explore the fantasy and the reality that brings trying to archive an attainable goal.
What does this say about America? Perhaps we more likely to use moral judgements against outsiders than against our own. When we fight against our own, however, we may be more forgiving to foreigners. Context is invaluable in identifying the true causes of disease and understanding the changes in perception of disease over
1) Because John Simon argues that American should be care->care about English grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, and demonstrates that this problem is mostly from miseducation, intended audience for “Why Good English is Good for You” are American educators and parents who are concerned about their children`s English education. The purpose of the text is to suggest that American citizens need to do their best to use the Standard English that has more advantages than sloppy English. 2) By using elevated diction, superior tone, and linguistic jargon, John Simon, the author of “Why Good English is Good for You”, demonstrates the importance of using correct English to American educators and parents who are concerned about the children`s English
Logos, or logical appeals, imply the use of reasoning, and, moreover, it may be the most powerful strategy in the pocket of the author as his audience is more likely to believe in facts. In the article “People Like Us”, written by David Brooks, an American author and conservative political and cultural commentator for the New York Times, justifies that the United States is a fairly more homogeneous country, rather than diverse, by providing facts and approaching to his audience emotions, even though his ethos appeals are not the best. According to David Brooks, in “People Like Us”, Americans describe diversity today as racial integration, which is proven when an analysis is done on a 2000 census showing that both upper and middle class African Americans decided to live in their generally black neighborhoods” (63). The author uses a strong logos appeal by providing the results of the census:
People often imagine American identity as unassuming and accepting. America is a place made up of a mixture of cultures, supposedly allowing one to live their life no matter how different it may be from their neighbor. American identity is seeing someone 's appearance, and no matter how different someone 's skin color or clothes, they are sanctioned as an American. Wouldn 't America be a place that welcomes different appearances and heritages as one? Okita 's poem "In Response to Executive Order 9066" and Cisneros 's story " 'Mericans" reveal the illusion of what American identity is differs from the truth of American identity.
Tobar defines being an American not in term of what it means, but what it does not. Tobar informs the book by telling stories of many immigrants moving to America with a hope of a better future for their families; good education and also the good life instead of suffering every
Both Thomas Paine and Hector St. John Crèvecoeur have similar views on American, and they both are trying to make America a better place to live. However, I feel that Paine’s vision of America is more ideal than Crèvecoeur’s. Paine has a clear understanding of the world affairs, and he represents a desire for an ideal society in his essay. He does not really try to find the current America as an ideal society, but he emphasizes that American independence is inevitable. Unlike Paine’s perspective, Crèvecoeur depicts Paine’s points of the ideal society in the colonial life in America.
All these different things can make a person an American but to me it 's a little bit different. To me being an American means being able to go after ones goals and dreams in life. Also another thing I think about what it means to be an American to me is freedom. Freedom should be for everyone weather they be American or not but still it still means being an American. Another way to be an American to me is having a family, friends, and just a lot of fun on a daily bases.
You have the ability to speak what you want. There are so many good things about being American but there are some downsigns. Being American isn 't always a good thing you also have your limits. Laws were created to keep America a good place.