American Dream Synthesis Essay

Topics: Barack Obama, Rotator cuff, United States Pages: 2 (788 words) Published: December 12, 2013
B.J. Ann
Period 3
10/31/13
When you come to America you are automatically thinking it’s some paradise and that you’re about to live and fulfill the “America Dream”. The American Dream was probably developed in the US by someone coming to America and was able to get an education, a job, and create a good life for themselves. It seems that now the American Dream isn’t how is used to be, you don’t have equal opportunities, not everyone can go to school, and if you fail at something you’re looked down upon. My personal definition of the American Dream is that when you’re coming to America you’re expecting to have all these opportunities and make a life for yourself that’s safe and where you will be treated equal and like a human being no matter where you come from. Personally, I think that the American Dream is accessible to those who are able to have a good life and push themselves to take chances and all opportunities that come at them. But it’s not accessible to those who think that failure is a dirty word and when they fail they just give up and everyone including themselves loses hope. Also to those who can’t even get these opportunities because of their parents or where they come from.

When people are living the American Dream, you think that failure is out of the questions, if you fail you can’t live your dreams, or anything and that you should just give up. “The Right to Fail” by William Zinesser proves that the American Dream is accessible even if/when you fail once or even multiple times. The text says, “Release him from the pressure of attaining certain goals by a certain age- he has a good chance of becoming g our national idol.” This supports my claim because it shows that is you’re pressured, you can’t do what you should and when you are calm and relaxed, so many possibilities can happen and you can be whoever you want. “They Live the Dream,” by Dan Rather explains how if you fail, don’t give up and that when something really bad happens if you...
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