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Some people think this dream is something automatically granted; or in contrast, as in the story “Death of a Salesman” written by Arthur Miller, as something that has to be achieved in order to be successful in life.

“Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream” installation view at Greene Naftali, New York.

Blinded by the self-destructive American dream of “Marie-Antoinette music-rooms and Restoration salons” and “toilet sets of pure dull gold” most murder their morals and harm others in the process (Fitzgerald 5.91)....


Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream at Greene Naftali

June dreams of Dickie's infidelity with Madge and Dickie scoffs at herfears until some of her other dreams start coming true.

This dream affects the plot and characters of many novels, and in some books, the intent of the author is to illustrate the reality of the American Dream.


Best Analysis: The American Dream in The Great Gatsby

Its indictment of fundamental American values and the American Dream of material success may seem somewhat tame in today’s age of constant national and individual self-analysis and criticism, but its challenge was quite radical for its time” –SparkNotes American Literature has been said to be timeless and relatable with its use of “American values and the American Dream of material success.” American Literature reflects the differences between respect between the upper and lower class....

On-line Dream Dictionary: In-depth Meaning of Symbols

Willy Loman is a symbol for the common man who tries and tries and tries, but is somehow unable to attain the "American Dream" of status and success. Miller combines the archetypal tragic hero with the common American citizen....

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In Lorraine Hansberry's, A Raisin in the Sun, she examines an African-American family's struggle to break out of the poverty that is preventing them from achieving some sort of financial stability, or in other words the American dream....

Communities — Voices and Insights - Washington Times

In a personal essay, the thesis statement summarizes the point. This can be helpful in the editing stage: before you add or delete, I remind my students, ask if your details – the sound of the pounding bass or the way the sunlight dapples through the trees – support the thesis statement. And when crafting a conclusion, something students often tell me they find challenging, I remind them to consider the ending in the context of their thesis statement. Endings, after all, need to stay true to the central ideas. Didion’s essay, “Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream,” closes with the image of a bride, a mention of the deceased, and a reference to “the golden land where every day the world is born anew,” all subjects that her thesis statement promised. A good ending lands the reader where the thesis statement promised to go.

News about Politics in America & the World - Rolling Stone

“This is a story about love and death in the golden land, and begins with the country. The San Bernardino Valley lies only an hour east of Los Angeles by the San Bernardino Freeway but is in certain ways an alien place: not the coastal California of the subtropical twilights and the soft westerlies off the Pacific but a harsher California, haunted by the Mojave just beyond the mountains, devastated by the hot Santa Ana wind that comes down through the passes at 100 miles an hour and whines through the eucalyptus windbreaks and works on the nerves. October is the bad month for the wind, the month when breathing is difficult and the hills blaze up spontaneously. There has been no rain since April. Every voice seems a scream. It is the season of suicide and divorce and prickly dread, wherever the wind blows.” (Excerpt from Joan Didion’s 1966 essay, Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream)