The American dream, hereby, is what Willy believed that is the perfect dream to be lived and should be his life chasing dream. As a result, Willy was always judging himself and all people around him, in addition to his family, by their money gathering, as is ordered by capitalism. Hence the society in which Willy lives will not permit him to live the American Dream but rather than always remind him of his reality. Willy is captivated by gathering things. His aspirations for goods make him want stuff that he neither required nor could manage to pay for.
Troy didn’t care about that and went behind her back and cheated on her. Rose had a future, she had dreams but she gave it all up to be with Troy but he destroyed everything doing this. This connects to Creon, because him going against what Antigone did caused him to watch Haemon 's death, leaving him with no family because his wife also killed
The author used the symbols of James Maxwell being the president and Gerald Adams to follow their dreams despite the warnings of failure. James chose to do the sensible thing in not following his dreams but he regretted in once her looked back and realized how boring her life was. No matter how many people say achieving goals are impossible, there is always a way. Gerald is proof of that. He got it live the dream life.
Instead of Enrique becoming discouraged about every setback, he was motivated more to cross the border. He believed he rightfully deserved to reunite with his mother, so he pushed himself until he made it to America. However when he arrived, it wasn’t what he had imagined. Instead of Enrique gaining the reward, he was given another hardship.
Esperanza and her family are always moving because they do not have much money, but they finally moved into a house on Mango Street where they “Don’t have to pay rent to anybody, or share the yard with the people downstairs, or be careful not to make too much noise” (703). Although it sounded like a nice place, when a nun from her school saw where Esperanza lived, she said, “You live there?” (703). That made Esperanza feel like nothing and made her realize she needs a real house, one that is really nice. Esperanza wants to change her life and make the best of what she has.
This proves that Mama wanted the best for her family. She wanted the best for her children just like her deceased husband did. Mama hoped that she could give her family the life they deserved. With hope and determination, Mama fulfilled her family’s
As one can see, many mothers in today 's society would not be nearly as picky and constructive as the mother within "Girl" written by Jamaica Kincaid. Young girls almost always look up first to their mother for guidance and instruction on how to be a woman. Although the advice used in this story was used to help the young girl, it was also used to scold her as well. The mother 's strong belief in a woman having domestic knowledge is what drives her to preach the life lessons of a good woman to her daughter. It is through these lessons that she hopes for her daughter to be respected within her own home and by her community as well.
Often, the author of a novel chooses to write in first person, or make the main character the narrator. However, in The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald chose to make Nick Carraway the narrator, creating a unique situation since he was neither the main character, nor was he uninvolved in the story. Nick Carraway stands out among the wealthy crowd of New York, as life to him means more than its superficial distortion, revealing the complexity of his character. However, he uses trust he gains as a character as an advantage, even though he proves to be an unreliable narrator, to manipulate the readers and alter their judgements to match his own. Some could also argue that Nick’s narration shows the readers a different, “real” side to The Great Gatsby,
Just as the American Dream- the pursuit of happiness- has degenerated into a quest for more wealth, Gatsby’s powerful dream of happiness with Daisy has become the motivation for lavish excess and criminal activities. He used his dream to escape from his past, but then was stuck on hold for when he lost Daisy the only part of the dream he really cared for. Gatsby made a dream just for Daisy so she could be apart of his, but saw the meaningless of it when she didn’t choose him in the end. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther….
According to the short story “Two Kinds,” by Amy Tan, Mrs. Woo (Jing Mei’s mother) said that “you can be anything you wanted to be in America.” Mrs. Woo believes that her daughter Jing Mei can be best anything in the United States as long as she puts her mind to do it, so she tries to help her daughter to discover her talent. The ideas of Mrs. Woo are to rule and control her little girl 's life, and her Chinese culture’s view tends to make her children become obedient children rather than to let her children follow their own minds. The narrator Jing Mei has a very complex relationship with her mother, and it leads her to create her own identity apart from her mother.
If Jolly did not learn CPR, her life as a mother could change if something did happen to her child and she did not know what to do. Jolly going to school has a huge impact on her identity because it gives her confidence that she can take care of her kids and her apartment. The school also made her believe that she can actually be good at something if you try hard enough. Jolly could not have got those grades without trying. Her going and excelling at school proves that she can handle herself more than she thought she could.
Gatsby was willing to do anything for Daisy. Although it seems that things may not go as he thought they would, he is still willing to help her hoping that she would come around and want to be with him instead of Tom, but in a way, he could see the selfish side of Daisy that he never noticed before, “There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams” (Fitzgerald 92). Gatsby just could not understand why after all he did to be with her, that Daisy would not choose to be with him. He had become wealthy, he had the material things that he knew she would need, and he had become friends with powerful people that he felt would impress her. Gatsby knew that Daisy felt something for him and was willing to do whatever it took to be with her, even if it meant going against her husband, “your wife doesn’t love you, she never loved you, she loves me “Fitzgerald 73).
This lead to Daisy falling in love for Tom Buchanan, not only for his looks but for his wealth. Even though Gatsby knew Daisy was no longer his, he looked for Daisy everyday. This inspired him even more to pursue his dream to become successful and wealthy to win Daisy back. After this Gatsby spends his life doing nothing but trying to earn as much money as possible.
but it took him a long time to do so. In the end it doesn’t matter what you want to do in life is long is your happy doing it. As Anh’s father Lee says (Follow You Heart and Be True To Yourself) “Anh Do or Lee”. This makes me strongly think about his quote in order to find success and happiness in life one must find a career you enjoy.
Barack Obama had once stated, “We may come from different places and have different stories, but we share common hope, and one very American Dream.” The American Dream is a desire everyone strives for and differs from one individual to the next. To some people, it means being financially successful while for others, it just means being able to achieve happiness. In other words, it is a complicated concept where it seems one needs to demonstrate ambition in order to be able to achieve a better and prosperous life.