• Following a Dream Toward Freedom
    Following A Dream Toward Freedom Freedom has always come very easily for me. I've always had it and I've never been without it. But as I sit here thinking I remember all the stories that were told to me, about the struggles we were put through to get these freedoms. Since I am a black woman my
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  • Death of a Salesman: Willy Loman - a Man with a Dream
    Death of A Salesman: Willy Loman - A Man With A Dream A common idea presented in literature is the issue of the freedom of the individual in opposition to the controlling pressures of society. Willy Loman, the main character in Death of A Salesman by Arthur Miller, epitomizes this type of person
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  • Following a Dream Toward Freedom
    Following A Dream Toward Freedom Freedom was and still is the dream of every American. Freedom is defined as the liberty of choice or action, self-determination of rational beings, the right to enjoy privileges of membership or citizenship, and independence. The natural rights of all men have b
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  • American Dream 4
    The American Dream is referred to by many people as the reason to come to America. It is, or so they say, the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness. Unfortunately they are incorrect, there truly is no American Dream, it is all an illusion given to us by our founding fathers as a reason for the i
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  • The "Pursuit of Happiness" and the "American Dream"
    The American Dream "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happinessÂ…" are the famous words every American hears throughout their lifetime. These words are part of America's history through the Declaration of Independence, America is the only country where the "pursuit of happiness" is actually guara
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  • The American Dream 3
    The forefathers of our great nation established America with the idea that its citizens would be guaranteed life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Well, today we have liberty and are free to pursue happiness. However, what about the quality of our lives? Are we striving for greater material
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  • The American Dream
    It is the intent of this paper to prove that the "American Dream" can best be explained as a "ciity upon a hill." "Ciity upon a hill" meaning being above and superior over those below. The Civil War, the imperialistic race of the 19th century, the Korean War, the KKK, and the Gulf War are all exampl
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  • Death of a Salesman: the American Dream
    For Willy and Linda, life's accomplishments and sources of pleasure are simple. This statement gives an excellent judgment of their lives because they lead very average lives for the time, and any depth is ignored on their part. This little scene exemplifies this point by showing a focus in their li
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  • The American Dream. or Nightmare?
    Benjamin Franklin and Nathaniel Hawthorne were both very important to America's early literature. Franklin's "Autobiography" and Hawthorne's "My Kinsman, Major Molineux" represents the extremes of leaving home. Franklin makes accomplishing the American dream of the self-made man look easy. Hawthorne
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  • American Dream - 7
    From the birth of America, to America today, the driving force and the heart of America has always been the "American Dream." The "American Dream" is a goal for the majority of people who live in the realms of the Americanized world. I believe that the "American Dream" is controlling my own destiny
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  • "The American Dream" Is the Basis of American Culture
    American Dream Willy Loman is a man on a mission. His purpose in life is to achieve a false sense of the "American Dream," but is this what Willy Loman really wants? In Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller analyzes the American Dream by portraying to us a few days in the life of a washed up salesman
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  • The American Dream Was Used as an Advertisement for the New America
    What common considerations inform the two arguments and to what extent do you consider these real threats to the American dream? The American dream was used as an advertisement for the new America. It was used to build a large piece of empty land into a country. It was an idealistic dream that h
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  • The American Dream
    Two writers who come quickly to my mind whenever I hear or see images of American patriotism are John Steinbeck and Hunter S. Thompson. As different as these two men are, their writing is similar in that the American Dream constantly fails their characters. Both seek to define America and the Americ
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  • Following the Dream
    "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." (King, Jr.) Following Martin Luther King, Jr.'s speech in the United States capital, many laws, including the Civil Righ
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  • The American Dream Is a Personal Thing
    The American Dream is a personal thing. Every person's belief or thought on what the American Dream is different than anybody else's. There is one noticeable common thread between every conceivable Dream though: the dream is to live a better life socially, monetarily, or contentedly than your pare
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  • Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Speech
    "I have a Dream" -------------- by Martin Luther King Jr [Delivered on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963] Source: Martin Luther King, Jr: The Peaceful Warrior, Pocket Books, NY 1968 Five score years ago
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  • The Great Gatsby and the Tainted American Dream
    Benjamin Franklin coined the phrase, "American Dream" during the early infancy of our country, proposing this dream as, "That pursuit of a better existence Â… [and] a higher quality of life through hard work, determination, and devotion." While this may be what many of the characters in The Great Ga
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  • The American Dream
    Theodore Dreiser The American Dream Courtney Connors English III CP Mr. Breslin Through the social criticism of Theodore Dreiser, the plight of the poor is compared against the actions of the rich. In both An American Tragedy and Sister Carrie Dreiser presents characters who are drive
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  • The American Dream
    It is the intent of this paper to prove that the "American Dream" canbest be explained as a "ciity upon a hill." "Ciity upon a hill" meaningbeing above and superior over those below. The Civil War, the imperialisticrace of the 19th century, the Korean War, the KKK, and the Gulf War are allexamples o
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  • How Has the "American Dream" Been Translated Into Popular Film? Refer
    How has the "American Dream" been translated into popular film? Refer to at least four films. The American Dream is an often mentioned and well-known term used to describe the ideology of the United States of America. Despite the common usage of the term it is not always completely understood an
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