The American Dream In The 50's

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As years go by the American dream gets a different type of meaning. Some would say the american dream in the 50’s is different from the 70’s, 80’s and so on. As the nation grows so does our dreams. Our dreams are growing to the point where we can dream of endless possibilities. What is the American Dream? To me the American dream is to be better than my father ever was. The american dream is to be able to provide for my family and to give them a much better life than you ever got. When I am able to give my family everything than what my parents weren’t able to give me. That is when I will know that I made it in America. The american dream just doesn’t end with me, I believe that as a parent you would want your son to do better than yourself. Therefore the american dream can be different things for anyone. An american dream can be low for a first generation family coming from another country, than for a third generation. That is why the american dream can have so many different meaning and that is why it has a different definition for everyone. In Avalon, director Barry Levinson is a movie about the everyday life and traditions of three generations of a Russian immigrant family. The movie follows the life of a russian that comes to america in the 1914. A Sam comes to America he believes that it is the most beautiful thing he has ever seen. Sam comes to america …show more content…
Now people have two choice from what i have seen. Back in the day it was all about family, family was the most important thing. Now people have the choice whether to be successful or a family man. There is the rare instant where a person can be both, but not very likely. People like Mark Cuban, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs have made people want to dream big, to the point where people want to be millionaires not just a middle class family. So life from the 1914 are not in the same way similar to the life of a person of the 21st

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