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