American Dream Essay Topics

American dream

Exploration of the theme of the American Dream In a country where liberty, freedom and the land of opportunity is a pivotal part of American society the American dream is born. The American dream is fundamentally the notation that no matter your race, religion, sex or social class if you work hard in America you… View Article

The Triumph of the Egg by Sherwood Anderson

“The Triumph of the Egg,” a story written by Sherwood Anderson depicts the struggle of a middle class family in pursuit of the American dream. The title presents a metonymy in that the egg represents the family itself, thus the whole story zeroes in on the triumph of the characters. The story is narrated by… View Article

The Elusive American Dream of Cather and Fitzgerald

It has been said that F. Scott Fitzgerald first drafted the 1925 masterpiece The Great Gatsby in response to Willa Cather’s A Lost Lady.  While Fitzgerald’s literary intentions remain a matter of subjective speculation, it is, however, a well-known and documented fact that in 1924 Fitzgerald read A Lost Lady during his initial drafting of… View Article

Tortilla Curtain by U.S. author T.C. Boyle

The American Dream is defined in many ways in both of these works of literature.  What is the American Dream?  It is the idea that with hard work anyone can succeed in this country.  Succeeding is mostly defined in materialistic terms, like having a house in the suburbs, a new car, etc.  The American Dream… View Article

The Tortilla Curtain Novel by T.C. Boyle

      The American Dream as generally defined is the idea of working one’s way up the ladder of life. It is the idea that an American can start with nothing or an immigrant can come here with nothing and with some hard work and determination, can have all the things he/she ever wanted. The American dream began as… View Article

Analysis of the Sam Shepard’s Play Buried Child

In my paper I am going to analyze one of the Sam Shepards play. Its name sounds depressive but it completely fulfils the main idea of the play – Buried Child. From the information I read about the author I deduced that he wrote it on the basis of his own personal experience in his… View Article

Tj Eckleburg

The eyes of TJ Eckleburg symbolizes the destruction of the American Dream. Evidence: Billboard fading, Main characters going into NYC to commit corruption and the Eyes looking upon the death of Myrtle. Like spiritual values, the billboard is neglected. “But his eyes, dimmed a little by many paintless days, under sun and rain, brood on… View Article

The lion and the jewel

INSTRUCTIONS: Read the notes for the play ‘the lion and the jewel. Answer the questions which follow. Spectacle The term literally means when someone draws attention to themselves or creates a show. It is an event that is memorable for the appearance that it creates. Example #1 One of our first examples of spectacle is… View Article

The New American Dreamers

1. “She is the prototype of todays young Woman-confident, outgoing, knowledgeable, involved” 1. Today’s young women are the first generation to take for granted that they, like men, deserve their fair share of the American Dream. Success has become a coveted symbol of identity in an era of “fragmented family life, insecure, often transient work… View Article

Analysis of “Death of a Salesman” opening stage directions

Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ (1949) opens with an extensive description of the Loman house. Miller uses extremely precise and detailed stage directions, including prop placement, sound and lighting, giving heavy significance to each of these elements and painting an unchangeable picture to ensure that it is preserved in every interpretation of his work…. View Article

All a Bout Me

The pursuit of the American Dream is sought after by many. Most people feel that America is the land of opportunity. Because of these opportunities, America gives us a chance to make our dream a reality. My American Dream is to have a good career. Having my dream career is important to me because it… View Article

American Dream & movies

Both of these movies clearly have something to say about the concept of the American Dream and the way that people choose to live their lives. American History X is a much darker film that explores the many and varied ways that we are taught to hate. Stereotypes, prejudices, and racism are so much a… View Article

Death of a Salesman Idealism and Truth

?Idealism describes the belief or pursuit of a perfect vision often based upon unrealistic principles. This pursuit is often contrasted and opposed by truth. The truth and reality in an individual’s life is what enables this person to remain grounded and down to earth. An individual must set themselves high expectations in order to be… View Article

The True Meaning of the American Dream

The American dream has been changing over the past many years with many meaning to many people. One would think that the American Dream is about owning a large house in a quiet suburb with many luxurious automobiles parked in the driveway. Additionally going to vacations and being able to purchase countless items without hesitation… View Article

The American Dream Reflection

The American Dream is a social ideal life of the US that involves prosperity and happiness for a family. The Grapes of Wrath narrates the situation the Joad Family has to go through to pursue their dreams during the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. The Joads had to travel all the way to California… View Article