Web. 7 Oct. 2015. In the article “The American Dream as the Culture Expression of North American Identity”, Diana presents the definition of the American dream and its evolution since the historic time. The author emphasizes in the difficult of a common understanding of the American dream but she acknowledge the definition describes in the constitution as the recognizing of a person and his right regardless his social, economic or racial class. In her conclusion, the author emphasizes in dimension of unity and acceptance include in the American dream.
In which people from various countries come to the United States to gain prosperity and a stable place in life. The immigrants do not have a simplistic journey reaching America, nevertheless facing the problems and difficulties is better than staying in their home country. Countless immigrants have strived for their place they should be allowed to live in a nation where they have contributed and worked hard on. The American dream and the immigrant experience is connected. The hard work of achieving the American dream is where the immigrant’s experience comes from.
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The above statement was made by Barack Obama, President of the United States of America during his acceptance Speech, November 7 2012. In this essay I will set out to break down these statements and analyse the content critically using Merton’s strain theory and Durkheim’s concept of anomie. I will initially set out some of the core principles of strain theory and the concept of anomie. . Furthermore I will analyze the concept of ‘’The American Dream’’ As Merton’s theory akin to President Obama’s speech is set in the context of American society, and all the more particularly it was concerned with the American dream.
Seelye from the NY Times20, then most people associate their American dream with living a good life and being successful. The interesting thing is the Americans change their dream, according to the economy. If the economy is bad, their dream is more about family and friends. However, if the economy is good, their dream is about material things and success. Unfortunately, just like in Whitney 's article only a small amount of people feel like they 've achieved their American dream.
People try endlessly to achieve a dream of social prosperity throughout the American dream, but that is not what gives them that. In conclusion, Americans hope that finally achieving the American dream will them great wealth.
For example both want to be successful and have money, which Gatsby does achieve. One difference is that I don’t care if I am rich like Gatsby, I just want to be able to have enough to the point where I don’t have to stress to much about money. Also one of the reasons I want to have money and to be successful is for my family and so that they can have a good life, but Gatsby wants to be successful just to impress Daisy so she hopefully will go out with him. In The Great Gatsby, Jordan states, “He wants her to see his house...I think he half expected her to wander into one of his parties, some night”(Fitzgerald 79). This shows that a big reason Gatsby wanted to be rich is just to impress her with his money, which is why he invited her over his house.
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The American Dream is so essential to our country as it is an honor to reach your goals and make it a reality. The American Dream is the national ethos that people’s lives would be better and abundant with many opportunities. The American Dream was more accessible to attain back in the days, however, changed over the years. Although the “American Dream” is still possible, many people, minorities are affected by the lack of improvement in social mobility in our society. The American Dream is still alive by being able to live a middle-class lifestyle and by obtaining it through perseverance and hard-work.