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The American dream is a broad concept which includes the wishes and future dreams of many The dream is to achieve great wealth family be happy have freedom and live to ones outmost pleasure An analysis of The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini and The Great Gatsby by FScott Fitzgerald will show that the American dream forces individuals into making sacrifices through unrespectable jobs and becoming wealthy having happiness through marriage and betraying loved ones In the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini the protagonists father Baba must sacrifice a well respected and high paying job he formerly had to survive he must work through dirt and hardships to get enough money to live their new lives Amirs hands appearance to Babas symbolises Babas past and his present and what he lost to become what he is now Its not so bad now he said meaning since he had become the day manager at the gas station But Id seen the way he winced and rubbed his wrists on damp days The way sweat erupted on his forehead as he reached for his bottle of antacids after meals Besides I didnt bring us here for me did II reached across the table and put my hand on his My student hand clean and soft on his laborers hand grubby and calloused I thought of all the trucks train sets and bikes hed bought me in Kabul Now America One last gift for Amir Housseini 11In their new life in America Baba is no longer an important figure in society and is forced to do filthy jobs so that the both of them can obtain freedom After they are forced out of their country they must start a new life and work through hardships so they could once again be happy Baba must do an unrespectable job as it is compared to his past so freedom can be achieved and their American dream can
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