The Great Gatsby and Death of a Salesman

913 WordsFeb 24, 20184 Pages
The American Dream Throughout history the American dream has been a fantasy that everyone wanted to achieve. The american dream focuses on opportunity, equality and overall achievement that includes both tangible and intangible objects. The american dream came from the early settlers in America who were striving to achieve equality and opportunities for everyone. The american dream appealed to everyone because it was possible for everyone to achieve. It wasn't all about how much money a person could achieve, but more about how everyone had the ability to achieve it. The american dream is still trying to be achieved today and is an ongoing process that many people are working hard to attain. The advertisements of the american dream are focused a lot on what people are capable of becoming as well as the material part part of the dream and how much they can own. Although the American dream seemed like a reality for most people living in the 1920's and 1950's because of the economic prosperity, it was actually unattainable because of the corrupted values of people living during this era. The american dream can be thought of as a broad subject, but each decade in history focused on a different part of the dream. In the 1920's, the dream focused on wealth and how much material products people had. Wealth was something that everyone yearned because it gave them a sense of power and made them feel like their life was a success. The 1920's was a time of change with unbelievable
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