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The American Dream The American Dream is a widespread idea Depending on whose dream it is it can also have many different definitions The United States was founded on the idea of individual worth and the ability of people being able to make their own choices to affect their own destiny Being in a country which allows one to do these things is a privilege in and of itself Culture and ones upbringing will affect their idea of the American Dream Most everyone is bound to have a different idea because of their unique personality Although all people can never have the exact same idea for the American Dream there would be some definite similarities between all opinions Living in a country that allows everyone to become anything they want to be if they are willing to work to achieve it is a very common dream Being happy healthy and wealthy is another widely known dream In older movies a very typical sort of American Dream is shown A big house a loving spouse two children a dog good jobs plenty of money a happy family and of course the white picket fence For the characters portrayed these are the things that are important to them In Of Mice and Men George and Lenny have a big plan of how their dream will look like Well said George well have a big vegetable patch and a rabbit hutch and chickens And when it rains in the winter well just say the hell with goin to work and well build up a fire in the stove and set around it an listen to the rain comin down on the roof 14-15 We could live offa the fatta the lan 57 These two men only needed a farm and to be able to make a decent life for themselves to achieve their American Dream No big details not a lot of money just to be happy
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