Stephen Calkins<br />Jacob Miller<br />The American Dream<br />
The American Dream<br />In the Beginning of the<br />
The American Dream<br />Began with immigrants moving here for a better life<br />Later popularized by writers of the 20th ...
Many very successful business men lived in luxury<br />This shows immigrants with very little trying to find their America...
Material goods, Black Rights, Social Order<br />Barely a job, low wages<br />20thCentury<br />What people had<br />What pe...
The American Dream<br />Main themes of the<br />
Main Themes<br />The American Dream has been interpreted many different ways and is different for everyone<br />There are ...
Edges and disjuncts, shattered, bitter planes,a wedge of disconsolate memories to echo fame,fear of the past, a future sti...
Main Theme<br />
The American Dream<br />Reflecting on society with the<br />
Reflection<br />The American Dream is perceived as a struggle for material goods<br />Many people worked from the ground u...
Reflection<br />The American Dream has changed and many now look for “Get Rich Quick” <br />Work values for many have dram...
“Rags to Riches”<br />If you work hard then you will succeed bringing wealth and God’s grace<br />He won on “Who Wants To ...
Reflection<br />
Reflection<br />The lottery and game shows now target Americans desire for money<br />These lures make large amounts of mo...
American Dream<br />What is our<br />
Stephen<br />Money<br />Big House<br />Car<br />
Jacob<br />Babes<br />
Questions?<br />
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The american dream

  1. 1. Stephen Calkins<br />Jacob Miller<br />The American Dream<br />
  2. 2. The American Dream<br />In the Beginning of the<br />
  3. 3. The American Dream<br />Began with immigrants moving here for a better life<br />Later popularized by writers of the 20th century who were not happy with the way people had interpreted the Dream<br />
  4. 4. Many very successful business men lived in luxury<br />This shows immigrants with very little trying to find their American Dream<br />19th Century<br />What people had<br />What people could have<br />
  5. 5. Material goods, Black Rights, Social Order<br />Barely a job, low wages<br />20thCentury<br />What people had<br />What people wanted<br />
  6. 6. The American Dream<br />Main themes of the<br />
  7. 7. Main Themes<br />The American Dream has been interpreted many different ways and is different for everyone<br />There are those, I know, who will say that the liberation of humanity, the freedom of man and mind, is nothing but a dream.  They are right.  It is the American dream.  <br /> -Archibald MacLeish<br />
  8. 8. Edges and disjuncts, shattered, bitter planes,a wedge of disconsolate memories to echo fame,fear of the past, a future still to blame--<br />Multiple heavens, hells, nothing is straight.You earn your money, then you waitfor so-called life to see that you get paid.<br />Tilt! Again it's all gone wrong.This is a heartless, hopeless song.This is an empty, useless song.<br />-Robert Creeley<br />
  9. 9. Main Theme<br />
  10. 10. The American Dream<br />Reflecting on society with the<br />
  11. 11. Reflection<br />The American Dream is perceived as a struggle for material goods<br />Many people worked from the ground up to gain a materialistic life<br />Writers have disagreed with this for years<br />
  12. 12. Reflection<br />The American Dream has changed and many now look for “Get Rich Quick” <br />Work values for many have dramatically shifted<br />
  13. 13. “Rags to Riches”<br />If you work hard then you will succeed bringing wealth and God’s grace<br />He won on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, well so can I<br />Lottery<br />Reflection<br />
  14. 14. Reflection<br />
  15. 15. Reflection<br />The lottery and game shows now target Americans desire for money<br />These lures make large amounts of money feeding off of people’s naïveeity<br />
  16. 16. American Dream<br />What is our<br />
  17. 17. Stephen<br />Money<br />Big House<br />Car<br />
  18. 18. Jacob<br />Babes<br />
  19. 19. Questions?<br />

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