The Dream Of The American Dream Essay

1304 Words May 6th, 2016 6 Pages
As we are looking through this year in english and all the literature we have read there is one thing in common. A dream. The dream of making their life better. The dream that shapes people into who they are today. My dream is to have a job that I can work outside.
Taking a look into the history of literature and seeing that the American dream is evident in literature. Most authors throughout history have had a dream. Their dreams weren’t all the same but they all had one thing in common and it was the American dream. The American dream has changed throughout history the first people to come to America there dream was to go to a better place, and in the Great Gatsby the American dream was to get a girl.
The American Dream was evident in early american literature, in the piece of literature called To the Virginian Voyage. The American dream started when the English were looking for a better place to live. “To whose, the golden age still natures lawes doth give, No other cares that tend, But them to defend from winters age, That long there doth not live” (Drayton). This shows that there American dream is to create the golden age that has not yet happened.
The American dream was evident in romanticism in the Walden. Henry David Thoreau wrote about his dream in the short story Walden. He wrote “ I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die,…

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