The American Dream Dbq Analysis

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“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed, we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.” (Source C) Years ago people has aspired to accomplish their own American dream, some dreams were lost but some dreams happened because the people were hopeful and didn’t give up. Hope was the backbone of achieving your American Dream. Those who kept on believing that their dream would come true were more likely to achieve than those who just gave up. According to Source A “They fell into silence. They looked at one another, amazed. This thing they had never really believed in was coming true.” In Source A they were proved wrong. They thought their dream would never come…show more content…
Letting go of your dream is hard because it’s always your dream, but you just start to lose hope. According to Source B “Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust over—like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode?” Source B shows us the sorrow that losing your dream brings. That that one thing that always made the person happy has just stopped. You feel as if the dream is unapproachable but it’s all you want. It doesn’t just go away, the guilt that you couldn’t just go on hoping, that you couldn’t wait any longer eats you up inside. The people know that if maybe they tried one more day it could’ve came true, but they couldn’t go on. According to Source A “’I don’t know’, said George. “We gotta get a big stake together. I know a little place we can get cheap, but they aint givin it away’ Old Candy turned slowly over. His eyes were wide open. He watched George carefully. Lennie said, ‘Tell about that place, George’ ‘I jus’ tol’ you, jus’ las’ night.’” Source A has a positive and negative side to it. One person keeps up hoping and one you can tell is slowly losing hope. By the tone of his voice you can see that he’s being withdrawn from his dream. A major part of his life is slowly diminishing. He’s starting to no longer believe that anything good will someday happen. But he has to stay strong

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