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Character Analysis of Tom and Gatsby in "The Great Gatsby"

and a man who, as mentioned never had to work for a living. In these two so far we see many differences, the primary one being ...

Mythology of Native Americans

cites that as many as several hundred thousand must exist collectively (Gill & Sullivan, 1992). Each myth that I came across was...

U.S. Democracy's Character

In four pages this paper examines the identity, character, and theory rooted in U.S. Democracy with references also made to the Am...

The Wizard of Oz, Citizen Kane, and Cinematic Reflections of America

In five pages this paper discusses how these films reflect expansionism, individualism, success, economic wealth, the 'American Dr...

How a Newspaper Reporter in the 1940s Might Perceive the American Dream

This paper consists of eight pages in which the writer in a narrative of a newspaper reporter reveals the American Dream as it was...

Private and Public Lives of Lyndon Johnson

In eight pages Lyndon Johnson is examined in a consideration of the texts Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream by Doris Kearns Go...

Easy Rider

This 5 page paper delineates the importance of political expression as it manifests in this blockbuster movie. Mainstream cultur...

Works by Sinclair Lewis, Horatio Alger, Susanna Rowson and the American Dream

In 7 pages this paper examines the portrayal of the American Dream in Main Street by Sinclair Lewis, Ragged Dick by Horatio Alger,...

American Dream in Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

In two pages Sister Carrie is examined in terms of the American Dream and Carrie's social climbing. There are no other sources li...

Walter Mosely's American Dream Reflections in Devil in a Blue Dress

In five pages the author's reflections of the American Dream in characterizations of the novel such as that of Easy Rawlins are ex...

Comparative Analysis of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie

In four pages this paper analyzes human dreams in a contrast and comparison of these two award winning American dramas. Two sourc...

Loss of the American Dream in Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

In nine pages the loss of the American dream as Fitzgerald portrays it in the moral decline and incest themes in his novel is disc...

The Beautiful and the Damned by F. Scott Fitgerald

based on alcohol. And yet, the story is both hilarious and heartbreaking. After all that modern readers have heard about Fitzgeral...

The Girl by Meridel Le Sueur and The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

In eight pages this paper compares these works in a discussion of collective community's importance over the individual and the ho...

America After Vietnam and Books by Gibson and Englehardt

In five pages this paper discusses Warrior Dreams by Gibson and The End of the Victory Culture by Englehardt in a consideration of...

Myth of the American Dream

In three pages this paper discusses how consumerism is propelled by the American Dream myth. Two sources are cited in the bibliog...

Souring of 'the American Dream'

In two pages this paper examines the souring of the American Dream in a consideration of wages, educational access, and financial ...

The American Dream and Its Contemporary Meaning

In four pages the past and present meanings of the American Dream are examined. There is no bibliography included....

Los Angeles and the American Dream

In a paper that consists of five pages the growth of the suburbs that has become so representative of the American Dream of home, ...

The Self Made Man in America

In a paper consisting of five pages a discussion of the American Dream and how it affects the concept of the self made man is exam...

Analysis of Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

In five pages the success story that was Benjamin Franklin and his American Dream of a life from his 1706 birth until 1757 is dis...

Ben Franklin and the Definition of the American Dream

In a paper that consists of seven pages the American Dream is considered within the context of Benjamin Franklin's early life and ...

American Dream and Ben Franklin

eager to work. This genuine willingness to be productive clearly served as a primal ingredient in his success. By the age of 10,...

American Dream Invention of J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur

In six pages the inventor of the 'American Dream' myth is examined in a consideration of his contributions. Five sources are cite...

Langston Hughes' African American Poetry

In six pages this paper examines Langston Hughes' African American poetry and the common theme that is interwoven in poems like 'H...

Italian Immigrants Seeking the 'American Dream'

This first person narrative considers why an Italian family immigrated to the United States in terms of securing the 'American Dre...

American Dream as Represented by Frederick Douglass and Benjamin Franklin

In five pages this paper examines how these important men's lives reflect the concept of the American Dream as depicted within Nar...

Senior Citizens and Rex L. Jones' Poker and the American Dream

In five pages this paper considers the reasons why elderly individuals play poker in hopes of capturing part of the American Dream...

Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, Tragedy and Economics

In six pages Miller's play is examined in terms of the tragic consequences that resulted from the American Dream of economic prosp...

Anzia Yezierska and Woodrow Wilson's Vies of 'the American Dream'

In five pages this paper examines how the American Dream is viewed by Anzia Yezierska and Woodrow Wilson in a comparative analysis...