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American Dream Willy Loman Martin Dressler

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Catherine O’Connell
Professor Kloss
American Dream Essay
Living the American Dream?
Growing up and reading the books I have read I always realized that the “American Dream” was having a picket white fence with a BMW in the drive way a mother and father kids a dog and a huge house.In reality not everybody had that. In my family my mom and dad are still together and we do have a white fence out front but no we don’t own the nicest car, and yes we argue and nothing is ever perfect but to me i’m living the American Dream . The American Dream is not set in stone and even though you read a lot about it, it is honestly who you are that makes up your dream. You dream your own dream, not someone elses. The way people perceive the "American Dream" is that we believe that if we have a set goal in mind and we work for it we can and will achieve our dreams. Furthermore, what lies in the core of the American Dream is the desire to achieve wealth and class based on how someone looks and carries themselves rather than the value of someone’s job. The American Dream is supposedly what everyone wants to end up with; a family, a house, a car and a well paying job. The only problem is that with all this being said there are still people who don’t want this. People all over the world want to come to America because they have heard of this "American Dream" and they want to be a part of America because we make is seem so easy to make a fortune and get a job. The problem with this is the fact that success is not assured, but if people work to reach their goals they will eventually achieve them .People believe that as long as they put something into society, at the end of their lives they will receive something in return.
In Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman is an old salesman who tries to make the best of his life with his wife and his kids. The American Dream is a goal for many people, although it means something different for everyone. Willy’s version of the American dream...


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