Currently he is living in a two room apartment with his mother, wife, son, and sister. His also has a new baby on the way and more than ever he wants to have more money. But, because of his failures his family is not able to trust him with money. And because money is so unattainable to him the second he gets any money it goes to a get rich quick scheme. His family finally realizes that it is time that he learns and by allowing him to take charge and lead the family he can grow and get better at managing his money and making the family more.
The American dream at one point was what drew people to American; the right to life, liberty, and the happiness. The American dream is the hope to acquire currency, large homes, raise a middle-class family, and pursue what brings people joy in life. But in the year 2016, the American dream becomes hard to believe in. The American dream may still exist, but it is not equally accessible to all Americans. This is true because the American dream is not affordable for everyone, it is not available to everyone from different degrees of education, and race and ethnicity creates large social barriers.
After the war, Kerry Corner was disappeared and people had to be scattered to near working-class suburbs. They had to leave so busily because of the fast growing society, but they kept gathering once a month. At there, they recalled their childhood, and kept building their camaraderie. Even though the prosperity of America brought them better lives, they still missed the absence of Kerry
An immigrant escapes poverty with only the clothes on his back, and hope in his heart. Clutching the frail hand of his child he lifts his weary eyes towards the road sign before him: “Next exit, The American Dream”. Immigrants, contrary to the belief of many Americans, are truly amazing people. They migrate from their country, their jobs, and often, their home and family, in search of a better life; The American Dream. The truth is however, immigrants are not the only individuals in search of this patriotic ideal.
The USA was the dream place for me, and the land of opportunity not only because it was a beautiful place but also I was thinking of starting my career in this competitive country. I had dreamed of the US since I was young, those big city-center towers, people walking in the big streets and in the streets filled with cars. Now, after almost one and a half years living in America, I still remember the day I left my country. It was very difficult to leave my family, even though I said goodbye to all the best friends. Finding new friends was not easy for me, because people here are not friendly, but in my culture we usually do not make new friends with ease.
The real question is, is the American Dream a reality, or is it just a dream? To me the American dream is making money, a supporting loving family, and having a career you love. I think that many people come to the U.S. looking for their own idea of The American Dream, but in my opinion I’m not sure how much of the american dream still exist. There is many obstacles for the dream; endless you 're born into your wildest dream. For immigrants coming from different countries grasping their dream can be very hard.
Krajek cheated them out of what little money they had left after their travels and they barely had enough to survive. The Burdens, however, who lived close by were happy to help and provided many necessary items that got the Shimerdas through the winter. They even offered to teach Antonia English, which she then began to teach to her family. Throughout the novel, Antonia learns many life lessons, lessons that help her through life in America. She can learn from these and teach the same to her children.
We all go through life in varying manners, some choose to challenge the everyday laws, others cling to the authority hoping not to get noticed, we have different jobs, go to different schools, live in different neighborhoods, some of us have hundreds of family members, and some have none, theres no telling the situation. So the question in general is hard to answer because every American has a different view of living in america. Some people see it as shameful to live in such a cruel country, some are proud to be a part of something that is constantly evolving, there are endless feelings towards America and all are found in the people of this country. What does it mean to be an American? It is a very difficult question to answer and it seems impossible to get the right answer, but is there a right answer?
Steinbeck thinks that the American dream is continuing moving to somewhere else. Steinbeck realizes that Americans have had a hunger to go somewhere else for millions of years. From the beginning of his journey, Steinbeck is proof of this -- he always wants to keep going and see more of the United States, instead of staying at home and enjoying the life he has. He also says that roots have become meaningless to Americans, because of the urge to move to other places. For example, when Steinbeck is parked in the mobile home neighborhood, the people living around him say that they would rather live in a mobile home than have roots because it is more convenient and they are able to visit more locations.
The immigrants do not have a simplistic journey reaching America, nevertheless facing the problems and difficulties is better than staying in their home country. Countless immigrants have strived for their place they should be allowed to live in a nation where they have contributed and worked hard on. The American dream and the immigrant experience is connected. The hard work of achieving the American dream is where the immigrant’s experience comes from.
When looking at today’s modern day immigrant is usually a middle aged man who is married and the majority of the time, has children of his own. These immigrants migrate to the United States mainly for economic reasons. In the reading, "US Immigration Policy and Family Separation: The Consequences for Children 's Well-being,” there are numerous reasons why the men in the families end up migrating to the United States and all of them include wanting a better financial support. The fathers of the family are usually the ones migrating since it is the migration that makes the most sense within the family (Dreby). Not all fathers are eager to migrate to the United States however, they do understand that working aboard is what is the most beneficial
He was one of many of the immigrants that lived there. The challenge of going into a new territory without family or people of the same ethnicity can be intimidating and so many immigrants migrate into ethnic enclaves or place where there family is nearby. This can reinforce culture and make the transition into new land more comforting. The Hmong refugees settled into America in a manner where they are supportive of their own ethnicity and they built a community of Hmong in America to help other Hmong settle into America (Vang 2010:57). Contrary to how the Hmong settled into America, Mario settled away from people of his ethnicity and family and so adapting to the new surroundings was difficult at first but with little ties to his culture from Bolivia it made it easier for him to assimilate into a new culture.
In America we are facing a huge issue on whether the American dream is still alive many say no but I believe yes, the American dream is still possible through hard work determination and initiative. Although many obstacles may come your way through out your journey it’s still possible to excel in life. Being in America is a gateway to many opportunities. I believe that in order to be successful you have to work hard for what you want, great opportunities can surround you your entire life but if you don’t have that drive to go and get it then you will remind exactly where you are in life.
Lorraine Hansberry in “A Raisin In The Sun” shows the struggles of individual dreams and the obstacles they might have to face to achieve it. All the characters Hansberry portrays had a different dream and had to experienced different obstacles but the importance of a family always dominated. The author wants the reader to understand the importance of a family and that sometimes The American Dream can be achieved as a family rather than individually. On the other hand, Langston Hughes’ “Let America be America Again” states that America never felt like America to him or for the many people addressed in the poem. This nation is full of dreamers, the faithful, and the hopeful but for Hughes and many people this is not the case.
People tend to romanticize the life of an American Immigrant. They say, “We are going to America, the land of the free, the land of opportunity;” and for most part I do agree, America has given me many great opportunities throughout the years, but opportunity comes at a price. My parent moved to America when I was two and paid the price of losing their ability to communicate and to see their families. Being a D.A.C.A (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) student now, you can conclude I lost that ability as well.