Essay On The American Dream Obstacles

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Do obstacles in someone's life change their ambition to succeed? Is it that people lose hope after just one thing goes wrong and just give up? From Americans to Immigrants they were either born or came to America with stars in their eyes and hope in their hearts. Others had a realistic picture of what to expect, still others were vastly disappointed in some aspects of American life. The American dream is announced from movies to books, sometimes-even speakers. In books, though they can actually create the future of that dream, however, that's not reality, the dream changes year to year bringing on new chances but more obstacles as well. Some obstacles, whether emotional or physical that make that American dream even more challenging or even…show more content…
Starting off with the economy as our first barrier you can’t have the American dream if there is not a solid economic base in the middle class. As a recent study from the Congressional Budget office says that “Since 1979 a two hundred percent increase of household income for the top 1 percent of Americans. The gap with everyone else since 1979 in middle class or the sixty- percent of Americans earn 42 to 82 thousand dollars”(Martha Teichner, CBS). So the more wealthy have a better chance of succeeding or let’s say going to college, taking over the family business ECT. Unlike the top one percent, the middle class family earns less income, yes the upper class has an advantage, but the sixty percent and below can still make it through hard work and determination, it just depends how bad you really want it. Even in American Literature, as Thomas Wolfe said “ every man, regardless of his birth, his shining, golden opportunity... the right to live, to work, to be himself, and to become whatever thing his manhood and his vision can combine to make him” (Wolfe2). This explains that everyone in America has the right to create their own dream and take the steps to achieve
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