A Comparison Of The American Dream And All My Sons

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Alrighty, I am going to kind of mash together question one and two. I wanted to discuss the American Dream and All My Sons, but I also think that topic really, nicely goes into the relevance it has today. The American Dream can be worded and defined in different ways. But as stated in Question 1, “The American Dream can be defined as the idea that in the US anyone can become successful through hard work and an entrepreneurial spirit.” I think that is a definition that everyone can agree on, more or less. The Cambridge Dictionary also defines the American Dream, “the belief that everyone in the US has the chance to be successful and happy if they work hard.” Also as stated in Question 1, All My Sons is often described as a negative critique of the American Dream. I’m sure we can all immediately recognize and understand what Joe Keller did is wrong and goes against what you would think the American Dream is. He kept information from authorities about the cylinders so he could get out of jail. Deever was kept in jail because of Keller's lies. Not only that, but 21 pilots died too. There is a huge moral and ethical responsibility to tell the truth and do the right thing. However, Keller lied and kept information so that he could make money and get out of jail..again, leaving Deever to sit in prison. Keller never thought about Deever, only himself and his company. During the time of the incident (1947) stress was high and they had to make quick decisions. All of the companies
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