The American Dream By Helen Keller Essay example

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The American Dream What truly is the American Dream? According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the American Dream is defined as “The belief that everyone in the US has the chance to be successful and happy if they work hard”. There are many Americans that have successfully achieved their version of the American Dream. One of those people is a man by the name of Chris Gardner. Chris Gardner was someone who was a single father and lived a very impoverished life. Another person who achieved the American Dream was Helen Keller. Helen Keller is a girl who got a fever when she was young and went permanently deaf, and blind because of it. Finally, another person who successfully achieved the American Dream was Paige Rawl. Paige Rawl is someone who found out that she was born HIV positive. All of these people have spent anywhere from a few months to years trying to overcome their setbacks, and achieve their American Dreams’. To overcome setbacks, and achieve the American Dream, one must be determined, courageous, and have a good attitude. To overcome any obstacle in life, one needs to have determination. Chris Gardner is someone who showed a lot of determination through the time of his impoverished life. It all started with Chris having a very hard childhood (“Chris Gardner,” Contemporary Black par.5). Chris’s hard childhood is what made him determined to be a good father (“Chris Gardner,” Contemporary Black par.11). Because Chris wanted to be a good father and take care of his son,…

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