The Seven Deadly Sins Of The American Dream

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Lust, Pride, Envy, Gluttony, Sloth, Greed, and Wrath—these are the seven deadly sins which the Christian church listed out centuries prior to the founding of America, and yet they still poison everyone’s hearts to this day. Most of the first immigrants from England came to this continent for freedom from tyranny and evil, yet most of America has fallen to another tyrant: ourselves. As Americans, many of us have fallen slaves to our own selfish desires and evil desires. Many of us have become the very embodiments of the seven deadly sins. Some took something so great and so valuable, and then perverse it until it becomes deadly to them. It has become so terrible, it has caused the American dream to not be a dream anymore. The dream has become…show more content…
The line, “America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked “insufficient funds.”” from the speech shows the fight for their American dream of being equal with their brothers and sisters of the different skin. Also, the part, “And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.” Even has the words ‘American dream’ in it. The fight for freedom, and even freedom itself is seen as a dream that must be achieved. Yet if Martin Luther King Jr. would be alive today, how we took his fighting for the American Dream for a whole race and squandered it, perverted it, and used it jokingly would truly make him sick in this day in age. Showing even when he fought for the dream of equality, we still make us separate from our brothers and sisters in the other races, still building walls between…show more content…
With this document, women are fighting for equal rights with the male population. Clearly stated in this passage of text, “That such laws as conflict, in any way, with the true and substantial happiness of woman, are contrary to the great precept of nature, and of no validity; for this is "superior in obligation to any other.” Elizabeth states any laws that conflict with the happiness of women, go against the laws of nature and thusly are null and void. Women saw their American dream, like the African Americans, as just wanting to be equal with everyone. To do away with the shackles of tyranny and for their voices to be heard. Simple rights are all they wanted in life. They saw they were the key to the next generation, and were fed up with only being seen as the welcome mat to be walked on and used. They fought for this dream they so desperately needed and wanted. They wanted to walk into this new era hand in hand with their fellow Americans, not ten feet back sweeping the dust behind
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