In Hurstonr’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie, the main character, did not fit into the three communities of North Florida, Eatonville or the Muck. She always seemed to be an outsider in those communities. The quote I choose is Ships at a distance have every manr’s wish on board. For some they come […]

“In the decades since my youth, I’ve witnessed the explosion of fatherless families and an exponential increase in illiteracy and crime.” Living life with the absence of a father is difficult to deal with and has its own consequence for the future life. The book is defined as One Name, Two fates; divided into eight […]

This study was conducted by Deborah A. Abowitz a professor from Bucknell University. Social mobility throughout the United States is the focus of this study. The researchers take a deeper look into understanding what college students actually think. They want to know if the American Dream is still relevant in their lives. They begin to […]

Lorraine Hansberry is an African American Playwright and writer who was born in Chicago, Illinois 1930. She was born to an African American family who at this time were perceived as better off than others in the African American community. Hansberry’s father was an educated Real Estate broker. He used his education and his achievements […]

The American dream may seem far-fetched and unreachable, but to some, this dream is a beacon of life full of richness and fullness for everyone. Though the true definition has been redefined and expanded repeatedly, in essence, the “American Dream” is an idea that puts forth the belief that all people can succeed through hard […]

Many Americans traveled great distances, suffered great hardships, and even gave up their lives to create and preserve something called “The American Dream.” For some, it means financial security and success. For others, it means equality and religious freedom. The thing about the American Dream is that it can also be universal and personal. I […]

The American dream is the idea that there is an equal opportunity available to any American, allowing them to achieve their highest goals and aspirations. Sadly, the reality is that African Americans historically have been at set a disadvantage. In A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry demonstrates the inequality and racial injustices that leave […]

 Looking at today’s world, people perceive their goals and desires in multiple distinctive ways whether it is having everything a person has dreamed of or just one thing a person has been striving for. One of the best-known classics of all time, The Great Gatsby, by Fitzgerald portrays a powerful and meaningful message that relates […]

The American dream is a gift and a curse. Many Americans want to obtain the American dream, but for most the price to pay for this dream will turn it into a nightmare. The American dream has different meanings for many people. For some people it may mean becoming wealthy, and for other it may […]

Introduction An American dream is a vision that aims at building a cohesive experience. It aims at the creation of equal opportunities for all race, gender, and age to pursue various tasks. The dream seeks to offer children same opportunities for education as well as a career without artificial barriers. The rights of the citizen […]

There is a substantial contrast between reality and illusions. Many characters in literature find themselves struggling with the inability to establish the difference between the two, leading to a conflict with themselves along with the character’s family. This is no exception to Willy Loman, a failing salesman in New England. In Death of a Salesman […]

The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novel that aims to express a critic regarding the American dream in the 1920s which turned into an age of extreme prosperity and materialism. The author portrays this era as a time where social and moral values decayed into cynicism, greed, and empty pursuit of […]

The Great Migration was a push factor towards the American Dream for African Americans to move North to get away from racial segregation and discrimination, poor economic conditions, and job opportunities that opened up which led to the improvement of their lifestyle.         During the time period of 1910 to 1930, the Great Migration had occurred. […]

History, as nearly no one seems to know, is not merely something to be read. And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history […]

Transcendentalism is a movement that started in the 1830s with the belief that the most important reality is what is sensed or what is intuitive, rather than what is thought such as scientific knowledge. Simply, transcendentalists view the world a blessing, and that all human beings are considered naturally good. By that said, transcendentalists believe […]