The Real American Dream Analysis

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Terror. For many Americans, all of their hard achievments were in the garbage; many also felt that their dignity went down the drain. In our minds, we always percieve distrought, poor Americans, however this is an ignorant conclusion. Brilliant lawyers could be seen in food line-ups, astounding doctors were in the mist of looking for another job; the term "survival of the fidest' was very prevelent during this time. Everyone was vulgar to fight for themselves and their families. Immigrants stopped in their tracks, only to ask the question: What am I doing here? Where is the "real" American Dream? Throughout the streets, the sight of despair could be sensed, for this time period marked a new form of barbaricism. We need to analyize how…show more content…
Many workers who lost their homes were forced into camps; many were treated poorly. Soon, restaurants and recreatonal activities shunned migrant workers. A significant flame errupted within the community, however John Steinbeck would change the prespective for migrant workers. The once "grimmace,""different," people were considered as decent human beings. Minority groups in America still felt neglected; African Americans had to work extra to achieve a job. Today, the concept of finding job is difficult, but in some profession finding an oppupations is even harder. For example, in acting, many African American roles are hard to find. Either the actor/actress to be percieved as a stereotypical role or as a background role. To be a main character in a movie is very difficult, for the media bussiness has a certain criteria for actors/actress. With societial discrimination, white migrant workers got a little taste of a minoirities life. Some store owners felt like migrant workers would make their bussinness look "dirty," so many put "no migrant workers allowed" signs of recreational or public stores. Migrant workers could not escape the disaster that they witnessed from the Dust Bowl. Many tried to find work so desprately, however most positions were fruit…show more content…
However, this was The Great Depression, so "manly" remarks against women working were the least of their concerns. At an increased rate, women were beginning to work away from home, and many were raising money for their family. Contribution during this time was essential for families; without it, many men would have fallen if it weren't for their wives. However, other men had other opinions about women working. Many claimed:
“Simply fire the women, who shouldn’t be working anyway, and hire the men. Presto! No unemployment. No relief rolls. No depression" (Ware 5). Norman Cousins explained his view on women taking jobs, the concept of blaming women for The Great Depression didn't help his repuation. Most of the time, women had no other choice but to work. Today, women have achieved positions that would not have been possible in the 1930's. From The Great Depression, women should evaluate the evolution of the average "Rosie The Riveter"; for without her, the symbol of hope would just be a fairytale. Also, women should learn ways that can benefit our community. With a "can-do" attitude, women and men can achieve their success, it just takes hard work.

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