American Dream

The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby Joe Murphy F. Scott Fitzgerald comments on the lighthearted vivacity and the moral deterioration of the period. It possesses countless references to the contemporary period. The aimlessness and shallowness of the guests, the crazy extravagance of Gatsby's parties, and the indication of Gatsby's connection in the bootlegging business all represent the period and the American setting. But as a piece of social critique, The Great Gatsby also describes the defeat of the American dre
A Testament Of Hope - Martin Luther King
A Testament Of Hope - Martin Luther King
A Testament of Hope - Martin Luther King Gina Letter from Birmingham Jail is a clearly written essay that explains the reasons behind, and the methods of nonviolent civil disobedience, and gently expresses King's disappointment with those who are generally supportive of equal rights for African-Americans. Martin Luther King, more than any other figure, shaped American life from the mid-'50s to the late '60s. This was a time when large numbers of Americans, barely recognized as such by sanction
The History Of The Ku Klux Klan
The History Of The Ku Klux Klan
The History of the Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is one of America's oldest and most feared groups. Driven by the dream of a world with only one master race, the KKK often uses violence and moves above the law to promote their cause. They didn't start of violent, or to promote white supremacy. They have been in the shadows for over 130 years and continue to thrive in America's society today. The Ku Klux Klan began almost accidentally during the reconstruction period after the civil war in
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Anonymous The story begins abruptly, as we find our mock heroes out in the desert en route to the savvy resort of Las Vegas. The author uses a tense hitchhiker as a mode, or an excuse, for a flashback that exposes the plot. An uncertain character picked up in the middle of the desert who Raoul Duke, the main character, feels the need to explain things to, to help him rest easy. They had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-power
Comparison Of Martin Luther King, Jr And Malcom X
Comparison Of Martin Luther King, Jr And Malcom X
Comparison of Martin Luther King, Jr and Malcom X Twyla Lomen They were black men who had a dream, but never lived to see it fulfilled. One was a man who spoke out to all humanity, but the world was not yet ready for his peaceful words. I have a dream, a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed... that all men are created equal. (Martin Luther King) The other, a man who spoke of a violent revolution, which would bring about radical change for the b
The Great Gastby
The Great Gastby
The Great Gastby Twyla Lomen F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is rich in symbolism, which is portrayed on several different levels in a variety of ways. One of the most important qualities of symbolism within this novel, is the way in which it is so fully integrated into the plot and structure. Some of the symbols are used mostly as tools for characterization such as Wolfsheim's cuff links, Gatsby's huge library of uncut books, and Tom's repeated gesture of physically pushing other peopl
Comparison Of Franklin & Douglass
Comparison Of Franklin & Douglass
Comparison of Franklin & Douglass Keam America, a land with shimmering soil where golden dust flew and a days rain of money could last you through eternity. Come, You Will make it in America. That was the common theme of those who would remove to America. It is the common hymn, the classic American rags-to-riches myth, and writers such as Benjamin Franklin and Frederick Douglass had successfully embraced it in their works. Franklin and Douglass are two writers who have quite symmetrical styles a
Fitzgeralds Use Of Foreshadowing And Flashback
Fitzgeralds Use Of Foreshadowing And Flashback
Fitzgerald's use of Foreshadowing and Flashback Jonathan Werne 'Suppose you met somebody just as careless as yourself.' 'I hope I never will,' she [Jordan] answered. 'I hate careless people. That's why I like you.' (Fitzgerald, pg. 63) Jordan is explaining to Nick how she is able to drive badly as long as everyone else drives carefully. This quote represents the writing technique of foreshadowing, which is being used in one of its finest form. Fitzgerald is foreshadowing to chapter seven whe
German Immigration To The Midwest
German Immigration To The Midwest
German Immigration to the Midwest Michael M German Immigration: A story told by the ghosts of the past The day I left home, my mother came with me to the railroad station.When we said goodbye, she said it was just like seeing me go into my casket, I never saw her again. So is the story of Julia B. from Germany and many others who left their life and love for a chance of happiness in a new country. This is the story of the German immigrants in 1880-1930 who risked everything on a dream of bette
Walter Johnson - A Pitcher
Walter Johnson - A Pitcher
Walter Johnson - a Pitcher Michael M In the beginning there were players like Ty Cobb who hit .300 for 23 consecutive years, and the 'flying dutchman' Honus Wagner. Pitchers like the 'christian gentleman' Christy Mathewson, and the winningest pitcher in history Cy Young. In the years when the only Yankees were the people in the north and there was an upstart franchise called the American League there was a pitcher, his name was Walter Johnson. Known as the 'big train' because of his high powered
Dawn
Dawn
Dawn Anonymous Chapter 1 - Takes place in Palestine. - The narrator knows that he has to kill a man tomorrow. He doesn't know who it is but he knows what he has to do. - The man that was going to die was an Englishman. - The reason that he had to kill was because there is a war. - Beggar. A man that taught the narrator the difference between night and day. - Narrator met him while he was at the synagogue. - The man wears black clothes. - The narrator met the man when he was 12 years old. - The n
Protest Literature
Protest Literature
Protest Literature Anonymous Over the centuries, one of the most important tools available to protesting groups was literature. Some of the most famous protest literature in the world has its roots in American history. For example, some great American authors of protest literature include Thomas Paine, Thomas Nast, John C. Calhoun, and Martin Luther King. Through eloquent, sometimes subtle means, these authors became the spokesmen for their particular protest movements. Thomas Paine was an Engli
The Downfall Of Young Goodman Brown
The Downfall Of Young Goodman Brown
The Downfall of Young Goodman Brown Anonymous Young Goodman Brown, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is a story that is thick with allegory. Young Goodman Brown is a moral story which is told through the perversion of a religious leader. In Young Goodman Brown, Goodman Brown is a Puritan minister who lets his excessive pride in himself interfere with his relations with the community after he meets with the devil, and causes him to live the life of an exile in his own community. Young Goodman Brown
My Goals And Aspirations
My Goals And Aspirations
My Goals and Aspirations Mike Calimbas It is sad how my expectations have gone down with every year of high school, but I guess that is just what the real world is all about. I started my freshman year out talking about wanting to be a doctor or a scientist or a millionaire. I am about to leave high school not having a clue on what I want to do with my life. I has been hard to observe my grades going from practically straight A's as a freshman to the sad state of nearly having my credits denied
Animal Farm As Animal Satire
Animal Farm As Animal Satire
Animal Farm as Animal Satire R?dvan Korkut This study aims to determine that George Orwell's Animal Farm is a political satire which was written to criticise totalitarian regimes and particularly Stalin's practices in Russia. In order to provide background information that would reveal causes led Orwell to write Animal Farm, Chapter one is devoted to a brief summary of the progress of author's life and significant events that had impact on his political convictions. Chapter one also presents bac
Sula
Sula
Sula Anonymous Sula by Tony Morrison is the story of a friendship between Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who are opposites in the way of relating to other people, to the world around them, and to themselves. Nel is rational and balanced; she gets married and gives in to conformity and the town's expectations. Sula is an irrational and transient character. She follows her immediate passions, completely unaware of the feelings other people might have. However, Nel and Sula are able to function well
Invisible Man - Identity
Invisible Man - Identity
Invisible Man - Identity Doug Lee Who the hell am I? (Ellison 386) This question puzzled the invisible man, the unidentified, anonymous narrator of Ralph Ellison's acclaimed novel Invisible Man. Throughout the story, the narrator embarks on a mental and physical journey to seek what the narrator believes is true identity, a belief quite mistaken, for he, although unaware of it, had already been inhabiting true identities all along. The narrator's life is filled with constant eruptions of men
Compare & Contrast 3 Essays
Compare & Contrast 3 Essays
Compare & Contrast 3 Essays Doug Lee The three essays, Thank God For The Atom Bomb by Paul Fussel, Democracy by Carl Becker, and Chief Seattle: Letter to President Pierce, 1855 are three different rhetorical modes of writing that exposits theoretical, personal reasoning on the realities of certain controversial historical topics. The main focus of the essays are in proving a steadfast view of an ambiguous subject through sarcastic criticism of opposing ideas and by applying clever use of i
Impact Of The Automobile From 1900-1945
Impact Of The Automobile From 1900-1945
Impact of the Automobile from 1900-1945 Matt The impact of the automobile between 1900 through 1945 was immense. It paved the way for a future dependency on the automobile. To paint a better picture, imagine life without an automobile. Everyday life would be dull, cumbersome, and tedious. An individual?s mobility would be very limited. Basically, the life without an automobile could not be fathomed. The importance of the automobile is often taken for granite. Society may not know what appreciate
Submarines
Submarines
Submarines Anonymous Wouldn?t it be fun to ride a torpedo, or drive a nuclear reactor around underwater? In this research paper I am going to illustrate the ingenius submarine. The submarine is one of the most important strategic and tactical weapons systems of the 20th Century, and this importance will increase in the 21st Century. The tiny, leaking, creaking, and unsafe submarine boats of the 1890?s, displacing under two hundred tons and carrying a handful of men and a few torpedoes have grown
Junk Mail And The Art Of Hype
Junk Mail And The Art Of Hype
Junk Mail and the Art of Hype Bill Mason The art of hype pervades advertising of all kinds. You can see it everywhere you go. It's characterized by its extensive use of exclamation points, big words, powerful colors, and giant pictures. You're sure to see several trademark symbols and percentages that they claim you will save. What they hide are the details which are quite often exceptions to their claims and end up rendering their savings miniscule. These details are usually confined to fine p
Drown: A Consideration
Drown: A Consideration
Drown: A Consideration Keli Henderson In Drown, a collection of short stories, author Junot Diaz presents readers with an impoverished group of characters through harsh, but vivid language. Through the voice of Yunior, the narrator throughout the majority of the stories, Diaz places the blame for Yunior?s negativity and rebellious nature on the disappointment caused by his father and the childhood illusion of America. Diaz, through language and symbolism, forces readers into an emotional bond wi
Great Gatsby: Theme And Character Anlysis Of Tom And Daisy
Great Gatsby: Theme And Character Anlysis Of Tom And Daisy
Great Gatsby: Theme and character anlysis of Tom and Daisy Pj Pennypacker Greed, Corruption, the Search of One?s Self and the 1920's The characters' search of their own identities and the struggle that ensues is the most suffusive theme throughout The Great Gatsby . The fact that we never really know the characters, and the corrupt immoral things they do, directly represent the 20's high society lifestyle. The characters continued to cheat on their spouses, let money become their obsession, and
Art, Literature And Society From 1955-1970
Art, Literature And Society From 1955-1970
Art, Literature and Society from 1955-1970 Arielle Fear and Loathing in a Clockwork Age Ah! The noble search for identity. That intangible achievement that all artists lust after and lay in torment over. And during the post war era that struggle reached incredible magnitudes. The world cried out for legions of anti-heroes, who were only virtuous in their unapologetic and brutally honest lack of virtue. And the art world provided as many counter culture messiahs as was needed to Damn the Man. T
Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison Anonymous Thomas Alva Edison is considered one of the greatest inventors in history. He was born in Milan, Ohio on February 11, 1847 and died in 1931. During his life he patented 1,093 inventions. Many of these inventions are in use today and changed the world forever. Some of his inventions include telegraphy, phonography, electric lighting and photography. His most famous inventions were the phonograph and the incandescent light bulb. Edison did some of his greatest work at Menlo
Howards End: Book Review
Howards End: Book Review
Howards End: Book Review slipper Howards End by E. M. Forster deals with the conflict of class distinctions and human relationships. The quintessence of the main theme of this lovely novel is: Only connect!?Only connect the prose and passion?and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. This excerpt represents the main idea that Forster carries through the book: relationships, not social status, are--or at least should be--the most important thing for people. Howards
Lyndon B Johnson
Lyndon B Johnson
Lyndon B Johnson Unknown Johnson was born on Aug. 27, 1908, near Johnson City, Tex., the eldest son of Sam Ealy Johnson, Jr., and Rebekah Baines Johnson. His father, a struggling farmer and cattle speculator in the hill country of Texas, provided only an uncertain income for his family. Politically active, Sam Johnson served five terms in the Texas legislature. His mother had varied cultural interests and placed high value on education; she was fiercely ambitious for her children. Johnson attend
Racial Discrimination In America During The 1920s
Racial Discrimination In America During The 1920s
Racial Discrimination in America during the 1920's sarah The motto of the United States of America is ?E Pluribus Unum? meaning ?Out of one, many?. It neatly recognises that although America may be a single nation, it is also one originally made up of immigrants who arrived not only from Europe and Asia, but forcibly as slaves from Africa and of Native Americans. It?s population is the most racially and culturally diverse in the world and for that reason is often referred to as a ?Melting Pot?.
Star Trek: A Chronicle
Star Trek: A Chronicle
Star Trek: A Chronicle Unknown Space... the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds... to seek out new life and new civilizations... to boldly go where no one has gone before... The above blurb has been used to introduce the television show Star Trek: The Next Generation. The show's run has elapsed that of it's predecessor, the original Star Trek. The original spawned six movies and endless conventions, and both
Romeo And Juliet And West Side Story
Romeo And Juliet And West Side Story
Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story Charli The play West Side Story, by Arthur Laurents, is based upon the play Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Despite a few differences, both works, in essence, have the same plot. The source of violence in Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story is the ever-present hatred between families and between gangs, although, because of the ?star-cross?d lovers? motif in Romeo and Juliet, the hatred plays a larger role in producing the ending of West Side Story
Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie [email protected] A man of Scotland, a distinguished citizen of the United States, and a philanthropist devoted to the betterment of the world around him, Andrew Carnegie became famous at the turn of the twentieth century and became a real life rags to riches story. Born in Dunfermline, Scotland, on November 25, 1835, Andrew Carnegie entered the world in poverty. The son of a hand weaver, Carnegie received his only formal education during the short time between his birth
Indian Boarding School
Indian Boarding School
Indian Boarding School E.S. Compressed emotions, that is the explanation a teacher once gave to the ongoing question, What is poetry? He said it was someone's deepest emotions, as if you were reading them right out of that person's mind, which in that case would not consist of any words at all. If someone tells you a story, it is usually like a shell. Rarely are all of the deepest and most personal emotions revealed effectively. A poem of that story would be like the inside of the shell. It
Song Of Myself: Individuality And Free Verse
Song Of Myself: Individuality And Free Verse
Song of Myself: Individuality and Free Verse Shroomlife Forged in the fire of revolution and defined by manifest destiny, America has always been the land of the individual. Although the American dream has not always been consistent, (married with 2.5 kids, 2 cars, a dog and a satisfying job), the spirit of innovation, individuality and progress remains unchanged. The father of free verse, and perhaps the American perspective of poetry, Walt Whitman embodies these values in his life and work. Fi
The Impeachment Of The President Of The USA
The Impeachment Of The President Of The USA
The Impeachment of the President of the USA In the hallways of the Smithsonian, two moralists are debating the impeachment of the President of the United States of America, Mr. William Jefferson Clinton. One is clearly Anti-Clinton (AC) the other, a Democrat (DC), is not so much for him as he is for the rational and pragmatic application of moral principles. AC (expectedly): The President should be impeached. DC (no less expectedly) ; But, surely, even you are not trying to imply that he has
The Cultural Narcissist
The Cultural Narcissist
The Cultural Narcissist The new narcissist is haunted not by guilt but by anxiety. He seeks not to inflict his own certainties on others but to find a meaning in life. Liberated from the superstitions of the past, he doubts even the reality of his own existence. Superficially relaxed and tolerant, he finds little use for dogmas of racial and ethnic purity but at the same time forfeits the security of group loyalties and regards everyone as a rival for the favors conferred by a paternalistic sta
The Inverted Narcissist
The Inverted Narcissist
The Inverted Narcissist The Clinical Picture and Developmental Roots - Opening Remarks Terminology Co-dependents People who depend on other people for their emotional gratification and the performance of ego or daily functions. They are needy, demanding, submissive. They fear abandonment, cling and display immature behaviors in their effort to maintain the relationship with their companion or mate upon whom they depend. No matter what abuse is inflicted upon them - they remain in the relations
An American Tragedy And The Futility Of The American Dream
An American Tragedy And The Futility Of The American Dream
An American Tragedy and the futility of the American Dream Tony Zarembski An American Tragedy is an intriguing, frighteningly realistic journey into the mind of a murderer. It is a biography of its era. And, it is also historical fiction. But what makes this novel a classic? While society has changed dramatically since 1925, Dreiser's novel, which shows the futility of The American Dream and the tragedies that trying to live it can cause, accurately summarizes social mores of this and any time
Invisable Man - Black Leaders
Invisable Man - Black Leaders
Invisable Man - Black Leaders someone like yourself At the time that Ralph Ellison writes the novel The Invisible Man there were, as there are today, many ideas on how to improve the black mans status in a segregated nation. Marcus Garvey was a militant black nationalist leader who created a ?Back to Africa? movement. On the other side was Booker T. Washington who preached for racial uplift through educational attainments and economic advancement. A man who strayed more on the middle path was W.
Great Gatsby: Analysis Of The American Dream
Great Gatsby: Analysis Of The American Dream
Great Gatsby: Analysis of the American Dream Rhea Chenery The Great Gatsby is a novel that illustrates the society in the 1920's and the associated beliefs, values and dreams of the American population at that time. These beliefs, values and dreams can be summed up be what is termed the American Dream; a dream of money, wealth, prosperity and the happiness that supposedly came with the booming economy and get-rich-quick schemes that formed the essential underworld of American upper-class socie
Death Of A Salesman: The American Dream
Death Of A Salesman: The American Dream
Death of A Salesman: The American Dream Berman Flatwaggert For Willy and Linda, life's accomplishments and sources of pleasure are simple. This statement gives an excellent judgment of their lives because they lead very average lives for the time, and any depth is ignored on their part. This little scene exemplifies this point by showing a focus in their lives, being the mortgage on the house. For twenty-five years Willy and Linda have been working to pay off their mortgage, and once they do tha
Alchemy
Alchemy
Alchemy Unknown The science by aid of which the chemical philosophers of medieval times attempted to transmute the baser metals into gold or silver. There is considerable divergence of opinion as to the etymology of the word, but it would seem to be derived from the Arabic al=the, and kimya=chemistry, which in turn derives from the late Greek chemica=chemistry, from chumeia=a mingling, or cheein, 'to pour out' or 'mix', Aryan root ghu, to pour, whence the word 'gush'. Mr. A. Wallis Budge in his
The American Dream
The American Dream
The American Dream Unknown It is the intent of this paper to prove that the American Dream can best be explained as a ciity upon a hill. Ciity upon a hill meaning being above and superior over those below. The Civil War, the imperialistic race of the 19th century, the Korean War, the KKK, and the Gulf War are all examples of the American Dream of superiority playing a part in American History. Each American has a different idea of this superiority, but nonetheless strive to achieve it, w
The Civil Rights In The 1950s And 60s
The Civil Rights In The 1950s And 60s
The Civil Rights in the 1950's and 60's Unknown (1) Trumans civil rights committee: In 1947 Trumans Civil Rights Committee recommended laws protecting the right of African Americans to vote and banning segregation on railroads and buses. It also called for a federal law punishing lynching. He issued executive orders ending segregation in the armed forces and prohibiting job discrimination in all government agencies. (2) Brown V. the Board of Education (1954): In 1954 the Supreme Court made one o
Henry Ford
Henry Ford
Henry Ford Unknown Henry Ford was a genius in many aspects of our everyday life. He changed industry, production, and everybody's lifestyle. Many people know about him inventing some of the first automobiles, but what came out of it for America was a new encouragement for technology and an easier lifestyle for the average American. Also Henry Ford has changed the perspective of industries around the world. His invention of the assembly line and his five-dollar a day wage for the average worker b
Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan
Ku Klux Klan Unknown The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is one of America's oldest and most feared groups. Driven by the dream of a world with only one master race, the KKK often uses violence and moves above the law to promote their cause. They didn't start of violent, or to promote white supremacy. They have been in the shadows for over 130 years and continue to thrive in America's society today. The Ku Klux Klan began almost accidentally during the reconstruction period after the civil war in the Souther
The New York Yankees 98 Season
The New York Yankees 98 Season
The New York Yankees' 98 Season Unknown As anyone on the face of the civilized world knows by now , the New York Yankees have just completed one of the most dominating seasons in the history of professional sports. In the process, as many phemomenoms before them , sports or otherwise, they have captivated not only a city and a nation but much of the planet as well. I have seen Pakistani and Korean tourists visiting New York for the first time buying and proudly wearing Yankee caps and T-shirts.
Slavery
Slavery
Slavery Unknown We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness (Thomas Jefferson). Slavery in America stems well back to when the new world was first discovered and was led by the country to start the African Slave Trade- Portugal. The African Slave Trade was first exploited for plantations in that is now called the Caribbean, and ev
Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson Unknown The Life, duties and term of the 28th President of the United States, Woodrow (Thomas) Wilson. Wilson went to private schools his whole adolescent life. When Wilson went to college, he studied to be a politician. Later Wilson decided he wanted to become a lawyer, this failed so he enrolled in school to study history. Over time, Wilson gained a lot of respect and rose to high places because of his essays and public addresses. As the University President, Wilson resigned and
Feminism And Gender Equality In The 1990s
Feminism And Gender Equality In The 1990s
Feminism And Gender Equality In The 1990's Unknown Overall, the rights and status of women have improved considerably in the last century; however, gender equality has recently been threatened within the last decade. Blatantly sexist laws and practices are slowly being eliminated while social perceptions of women's roles continue to stagnate and even degrade back to traditional ideals. It is these social perceptions that challenge the evolution of women as equal on all levels. In this study, I
Slavery
Slavery
Slavery Unknown For purposes of this discussion, it is the intent of this author to assess the plight of African Americans at a time when they were merely slaves, captives taken forcibly by rich white American merchants to a new and strange land called America. Right from the very beginning, slavery was a controversial issue. It was fraught with the constant reminder of man's inhumanity to man. This was evidenced in the literature as well as movements such as the abolitionists, and one most nota