Book Review: The Long Way Home An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War Your Name Professor’s Name Course Number Date Book Review: The Long Way Home The American writer David Laskin has written a beautiful book, The Long Way Home: An American Journey from Ellis Island to the Great War. This book sheds light on the immigration settings as well as and discussion on America’s and immigrants’ attitude, passion, thoughts, philosophy, feelings towards making America a melting pot in the late-19th and early-20th centuries. There are many immigrants, who help the US in World War I, despite of being from the other country and their experience, value, in the country and their bravery during the war and martyrdom are well captured in the book. The author uses 12 European immigrants’ example (real life characters) to illustrate with tracing time duration, especially time of 1911 to 1920 to state how and why Native Americans accepted immigrants as their own people in those days. This book clearly provides the logic of today’s patchwork heritage of the American and
Fabrizio Moreira, an Ecuadorian politician, defined the American Dream: "The American Dream is that any man or woman, despite of his or her background, can change their circumstances and rise as high as they are willing to work" (BrainyQuote 2018). According to this definition, Andrew Carnegie undoubtedly lived the American Dream. Raised in a poor, Scottish family, Carnegie moved to America in hopes of a better life. Harnessing his determined and optimistic spirit, Carnegie rose through the workforce. Incredibly, in the 15 years since he moved to America, Carnegie created and owned one of the most efficient and prosperous businesses in America.
As American culture changes over the decades, so does the meaning of the American Dream. The American Dream, a term first coined in 1931 by freelance writer James Adams Truslow, was the theory that each person, regardless of their background, can work hard and get wealthy. It was a very idealistic way of thinking, but unrealistic for many due to inequality and individual aspirations. The literary works of F.Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Luis Valdez’s “In Lak 'ech:You are my Other Me” and “Zoot Suit”, Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, and Eleanor Roosevelt’s speech “What has happened to the American Dream?” depicts how individuals from different decades in American history define the American Dream. As America evolves throughout the twentieth century, so does what people view as important, which adds on to what the American Dream means.
This was said to be his biggest win of all time. He then went on to tour the US in 1917-1918. He played exhibition matches to raise money for the war. He won many tournaments and finally qualified for the US Open in 1920, at only 18 years old. Bobby Jones became a lawyer after going to school at Georgia Tech, Harvard, and Emory University School of Law.
“You’d have liked him… He was terrifically intelligent… But it wasn’t just that he was the most intelligent member of the family. He was also the nicest”. Holden loved his brother more than anything and when he died, he punched out all the windows in the garage. He said that "my hand still hurts me once in a while." This is symbolic of the love he had and still has for his little brother; he even quotes later that "you don 't stop loving someone because they die" proving that he still cares for him.
The American Dream is often sought of as the ultimate accomplishment. Millions of immigrants travel to the United States every year to chase after the American dream not only for themselves, but for their families too. No matter your social status, upbringing, ethnicity or gender, through hard work you can become anything, and my parents chased after that for me. Like many families before mine, my family on both sides of the family immigrated to America. I am a first generation American on both sides of my family.
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
When Okonkwo was young, he declared that his father was not able to feed adequately of his family and he was ashamed by his father’s strength. He expressed his embarrassment against his father and also discovered that villagers of Umuofia had similar dislikes against his father. The hatred feelings against his father by the villagers encouraged him to follow his principles and strategies to self-stand. His independence was more or less admired and kept respected by the community and gave him feelings of security and reverence of his gaze further elevates his self-respect, and became more distance from his father. He was overwhelmed of the security and respect shown by the community.
He looks for happiness in another female because he thinks he’s fulfilling his duty of being a man because he provided materials to his family. He has a search for love, where he can’t get enough, and always wants more because he never got it as a child. He viewed violence as a way to shower power and in the scene with rose he tries to control her by grabbing at her, he mirrored his dad’s behavior by doing
He does not know how to relate to other people. He regularly beats his wives and children for not living up to his expectations of them. Nwoye,Okonkwo’s son, is much like what Unoka was in Okonkwo’s eyes, both are lazy and incompetent. Okonkwo is convinced that constantly beating him will make him stronger, but he is only driving his son away further. All Nwoye has ever wanted is his father’s acceptance and approval.