1. What challenges did immigrants face upon arrival in America? Immigrants traveled a hard and long voyage across the ocean to America in hopes of better jobs and futures with less discrimination. When they saw the Statue of Liberty they knew they had arrived at Ellis Island, in New York. The statue was a symbol of hope and freedom to them because they knew better opportunities were awaiting there.
After World War II the world saw a massive migration in many countries because of colonial impact, practicing of imperialist and discrimination (Bammer 1994). Rushdie in Imaginary Homelands discusses migration often results in confused human beings who don’t know who they are actually and how can they find themselves (124). After immigration they have a feeling of nowhere and they feel they are not standing in the right place. There is no sense of belonging rather immigrants feel alienated (Bammer). These people often representing new identities (Mills 261).
Not only are people being pushed out of their neighbourhoods and homes by those willing to pay more, there is an apparent price hike for those who desire to stay in their homes. Non-integrated/non-gentrified communities start off with higher poverty rates while simultaneously having low homeownership. Then people with higher incomes move in causing a raise in the cost of living within the community. Despite this the working class pay and low income remain the same for the original residents who can no longer afford to live in what once was their home. The social cost of the actions are extremely high and cause just as many community issues as household familial issues.
America, the country that many dream to live in, the country that promises a change to one’s lives and give them opportunities they would never get haven’t they been here. America the great is what they call it, but is this country really that great? Or are we choosing to show the great while we hide major underlying issues that deserve attention? For many years America has painted this picture of a perfect life, perfect job, and perfect family, well what does it take for one to live that lifestyle? They say you come here, pull yourself by the bootstraps and if you just work hard enough you will have everything you need.
Back to the Future of the US For many years Americans have been cherishing the dream of having a loving family with a few children, a decent job, a spacious house and a garage with a car or two, and maybe a dog. In addition, good structured financial, medical, educational, and governmental systems made up a sustainable environment for being happy. This description is what people believe to be an ‘American dream.’ However, what was earlier portrayed in the TV series about typical happy families, nowadays progressed into a wicked understanding of society and the role of people in this society. In his article “The Apocalyptic Strain in Popular Culture: The American Nightmare Becomes the American Dream,” Paul A. Cantor compares and contrasts the basics of once outdated American dream with the TV shows that supply the new understanding of what Americans lack to feel content. The author states that having exposed the characters to highly extreme conditions and casualties, the real value of a human life and all the excitement around the things that make up the happiness of
A swot analysis is an analytical tool whereby the positive and negative internal and external aspects of a company or entrepreneur are analysed. RIHANNA’S STRENGHTS: A strength is an internal positive factor that can benefit a company or an entrepreneur. Rihanna has an enormous fan base which will benefit her as it will ensure the continued and unconditional support which means that her profits will be continual. Rihanna has a reputable reputation as she continually produces music and fashion in which she is acknowledged and recommended for constantly. This is an advantageous aspects as it also ensures continued support from plenty of die-hard fans which means her profits will perpetually flow as long as she sells her products and her name.
The American Dream is being able to achieve whatever a citizen wants as long as they are willing to work hard for it; being financially stable is a key factor to being successful. This is the main reason many immigrants come to America. They want to start a life that allows them to build a family in a successful environment. The American Dream started in the early 1800s saying that anyone was able to achieve what they want as long as they worked hard and never gave up. America is one of the best countries to achieve the idea of “being successful.” Although there are many obstacles in life, the American Dream is pretty realistic.
Many articles has been published worldwide clearly stating the affordability crisis in today’s world when it comes to urban housing. 50 years ago standard of living was also a major constrain in the urban housing. But now that has been almost eliminated or as can be said there are perfect examples for how to avoid the substandard living conditions. The low cost housing is still a major leap to be covered as the cost of material and cost of labor goes on increasing day by day, and thus owning a house is becoming more and more difficult especially for the middle class and the working class. Adding to the woes the recession and its aftermaths are still taking its tolls, however strong the denial is.
The American Dream is an idea that Americans should have an equal opportunity to achieve their dreams of success and prosperity of their wildest dreams. This is accomplished through hard work, determination, and dedication. This effects the characters in Death of a Salesman especially Willy. This small event that happens in the 1900’s is an element that really effects the characters. Through the whole play this is one of the main themes and creates a meaning by the end of the
Immigration has shaped America for centuries, building the foundations for what could have been a great country, but is now resentful. Once begging for more travelers, America has now began pushing them away, turning their backs on the people who they were once welcoming with open arms. Immigrants will make the long journey to America, fighting obstacles along the way, only to be sent back home once they get to the United States. Even refugees are not safe from deportation; many people are sent back to their home countries as soon as they reach America, despite the treacherous conditions they fought along the way. The American government claims that they do not have enough money to support the ever increasing population of America, as well as immigrants and refugees, but that does not excuse sending innocent people back to war-torn countries in which they are persecuted, and-in extreme cases- even killed.