Defining The American Dream

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What is the American Dream? The American Dream was defined as the possibility for a better life for every individual, regardless of their heritage, position in society and economic status. The American Dream is written into the Declaration of Independence: "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Lennie and George's dream of owning a farm and living off ‘the fat of the land’ symbolizes this dream. The definition of this dream is that any individuals could improve on their circumstance, and that their children could do better than their parents; this motivation has not been maintained in the modern day. Of Mice and Men shows that for poor itinerant workers during the Depression, that their American Dream became an illusion and an impossible
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