The American Dream By A. Clark Analysis

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What do you think of when you hear the words “American Dream”? In many cases the American Dream has individual perspectives and a great number of opinions. In the article entitled “What is the American Dream” by A.Clark it tell us what way and forms the American Dream can be. As well as how we have made the idea of the American Dream. In the Article in paragraph one, it states that the American Dream is a moment in a person 's life where they live a life in which there is a better life, chance to make money, and where there is an opportunity in a level that is availability and/or achievement (Clark,1). Meaning that they have more options to become something in life and become happy and enjoy the life they have. The author also states that “It…show more content…
In the article she uses the Declaration of Independence to support her thesis. She expresses that the author of the Declaration of Independence wrote that all men are created equal and that we were born with certain unalienable rights which are life, liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness (Clark 1). The way she uses this to back up her thesis is when she divulges in paragraph one about how “life should be better and richer and fuller [...] in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable” (Clark 1). This helps her as well by comparing them both to see what they both have in common. It can also be the basics of the American…show more content…
Finally Clark uses a quote by Thomas Wolfe that gives a final definition of the American Dream. The Thomas Wolfe quote that Clark uses is “ every man, regardless of his birth, his shining, golden opportunity….the right to live, to work, to be himself, and to become whatever thing his manhood and his vision can combine to make him” (Clark 1). The American Dream according to the quote is that to everyone, regardless of anything about them, has the right to be what they want to be. This definition of the American Dream is similar to the point of view of the definition I have of it because everyone can decide for themselves what they want to be. Reason why is because Dreams are dreams and everyone one has different dreams we all don 't have the same thoughts or emotions so it all depends on that the person wants to do and wants to
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