and social stability. Where it would have been impossible for many of them to achieve prosperity and wealth in their originating countries, the new Western World enabled many of them to achieve social and financial success through dedication and a resilient work ethic. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, this “American Dream” is depicted as it was in the 1920s. However, much has changed since this era and today’s society has evolved. In both epochs, the American Dream functions as a symbol of
dramatically changed when he decided to fight in the war, was in for a journey that would ultimately test his limits and will to survive. However, the transformation from a young troublesome and juvenile boy to a resilient soldier did not happen overnight. Looking at Zamperini’s unforgettable story, this essay will focus on the power of belief and how it has the capacity to transform the course of our lives.