The American Dream Analysis

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1. In the second text, ”Arnold Schwarzenegger Recalls Lessons From 25 Years as a U.S. Citizen—Learn English, Participate in Politics, and Give Back”, written by himself, the American Dream is described in a very positive manner. Arnold’s view is very much based on the success of immigrants, but he also voices his opinion on the responsibility of the immigrants. He believes that immigrants must try to fit in by learning the Native language (which is English in America of course) and also try to give back, much like he did himself. He ultimately believes that any immigrant’s life can be amazing, since their success is based on what they are willing to do for the nation, even if it isn’t much.
In the third text, ”Whose American Dream is it Anyway?”,
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The text uses a survey’s results to conclude that most middle-class people still see themselves with the qualities that are associated with the American Dream, but most are downsizing them. The example in the text is Shelly Comer, who uses all her money so that her daughter Michelle can get a higher education, even when she doesn’t have any money for herself to retire on. Michelle feels bad about putting pressure on her family’s economy, but her mother …show more content…
By taking my starting point in the fourth text ”Is the American Dream Still Possible?”, I would like to personally start out with a quote that sums up my opinion pretty well: “That’s why they call it The American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it” – George Carlin. The American Dream is almost impossible to achieve, because America is no longer the land of opportunities, even if it might have been. You end up owing huge amounts of money just by living an average life, just like Shelly Comer, who simply wanted her daughter to get a proper education. Not only education, but also the health system is also cruel. The sky-high prices for any treatment can put you into lifelong debt. In general the American system seams to be created for the benefit of rich people. But of course, Liberalism, which undoubtedly is what runs America, has the saying "Everyone is the architect of his own fortune", but to me that is simply how rich people run a country where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Not that it mean that all poor Americans will fail at life, because there are those special few who goes from rags to riches and actually manages to live the American Dream. But those are the lucky ones. I would have said lucky and talented, but talent isn’t always compulsory nowadays. Anyhow, luck is the key to achieving the American Dream, not hard work. Of course many CEO’s and higher businessmen of other sorts have probably worked hard to achieve what they did, but

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