The American Dream Synthesis Essay

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The beauty of life isn't the harmony that binds everyone together as one, but the tone that allows all forms of dance to exist. A tone such as the American Dream, with endless possibilities for the meaning of it, also empowers all forms of the dream to exist. There is no right or wrong answer to the American Dream. Instead, whatever speaks to the people striving for the dream fulfills its answer. There are countless interpretations of the American Dream because times have changed, no two people are the same, and each person faces varied circumstances. What was once depended on in the past is no longer needed in the present. When the Dream was first created, it fit the criteria of that time. It fulfilled a life where it, "...should be better and richer and fuller for everyone," (The American Dream). However, as time goes on,what meets those standards changes. The American Dream itself doesn't hold what many view it capable of holding. For instance, in Of Mice and Men, the character, Curley's Wife,…show more content…
The American Dream doesn’t have one concrete destination because everyone is different. One sees it as “...bigger cars, fancier homes, [etc],” (American Dream). On the other hand, someone pictures, “‘... of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable,”’ (American Dream). It depends on the person and what they believe in. The Dream isn’t black or white, it’s all the colors, and how they blend together. Therefore, Curley’s wife’s dream is interpreted entirely differently than George and Lennie’s dream. She, ‘“coulda been in the movies, an’ had nice clothes,”’ (Steinbeck 97). Equally important the two men,“‘…could[‘ve] [gotten] a little place,”’ (Steinbeck 116). Those two dreams were different, but they were the same in the sense of people reaching for something they couldn’t quite
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