The Universal American Dream In Shakespeare's Play Julius Caesar

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The American Dream is known all over the world to people who believe the United States holds the American Dream. People who don't live here in the United States are trying to reach for the American dream which is inclusive to attaining an upper to middle class lifestyle. My personal view of the American Dream includes attaining a nice job, family, and materialistic things that go with attaining the dream. I believe everyone wants to attain this, but everyone won’t have the opportunity. I will argue that the American Dream is unattainable because of lack of education,determination, and discrimination. The universal American dream is defined as having personal freedoms, living comfortable and having equal opportunities …show more content…
In the previous paragraph I defined the universal American dream. This includes equal opportunities for everyone.” Let me have men about me that are fat,Sleek-headed men, and such as sleep a-nights.Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look. He thinks too much. Such men are dangerous.(act 1 scene 2) ” In this quote Caesar states that he wants people who agree with everything he wants. Even though it may have a negative effect on the people he wants to rule over. People who live in Rome wouldn't have equal opportunities if Caesar did not view them in a favorable way. The American dream also incorporates a healthy marriage. Julius and his wife had a conversation and she warned him but he didn't listen. Nor heaven nor earth have been at peace tonight. Thrice hath Calphurnia in her sleep cried out "Help, ho, they murder Caesar!"(act 2 scene 1) Caesar would have kept his life and marriage if he listened to his wife. Although Caesar had the wealth and some power he really couldn't be an example of the universal American dream. My personal dream compares to the universal American dream. I want to have equal opportunities as everyone else around me. The family and the material things as well. I understand that to attain the universal American dream that I need to have

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