The American Dream
This document is a text from Michael Cusaek and it was publicated in 1981 and it was about the American dream. Michael Cusack (20 September 1847 – 27 November 1906) was an Irish teacher and founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association. He grew up in a home and in an area where Irish was still the language of daily life. He was probably eleven years oldbefore he first used English and he quickly mastered it and to the end of his life he remained bilingual. This text The American Dream it’s about the evolution of this expression in all the united states.
This text can be divide in six parts : four parts and two parts introduction and conclusion.
_ The first part runs from line 1 to line 11 and it’s the introduction about the reasons of theimmigrants to choose US
_ The second part runs from line 12 to line 50 and talk about the opportunity to climb up the social ladder
_ Third part runs from line 51 to line 64 and it’s about the dark side of American Dream
_ Fourth part runs from line 65 to line 92, it’s about the rebirth of American dream after the 2nd world war
_ Fifth part runs from line 93 to line 123 and it’s about thematerial value
_ The last part runs from line 124 to the end and it’s the conclusion.
For began , in the introduction the writer make a definition of the American dream and say witch million of people tried to access to the US for many reasons. First they want to have a good life and they think to the US can bring them. They want too to escape from famine and the oppression in Europe after theworld war. For the immigrants they want to their child have a good life tan them because for us in the united states they can have a better life, it’s a dream.
Moreover everyone who was leaving his country had to start from scratch, it was more than a simple travel but a drastic change in their life.
Then in the second part, it’s the possibility to change their social status and an opportunity tooffer a better life to their family. In Europe miners is a father to son job and the miners have big family and it’s very difficult to the child for go to school because it was too expensive and they don’t want to their children and children’s children to work in the mines. They want earn money to the family survive. When the children are 6 or 8 years old , they go to the mines for make the samejobs of their fathers and to return also some money to the family. Thus when they go to the united states they have the opportunity to climb up in the social ladder and became rich and for the children to go to the school and for the fathers to work healthy. But they were more success in the industry and men became famous and wealthy thanks to hard work at day and studies by night. They weremotivated a strong will of determination.
In the end of this parts we talk about Andrew Carnegie who went to the US when he was child to work like a “bobbin boy” and he become one of the richest man in America. They wanted society to evolve but it was inaccessible dream for everyone.
Then, in the third part, we can see that the American dream is not accessible for everyone , it’s a dark side. In fact,millions of people living in slum without security and they tried to survive but they can’t escape poverty. For them the American dream is considered as a nightmare because they couldn’t find a job or hard jobs or exploited job.
The citation of the historian was to enforces the poverty.
For him New York is a door of illness, galley, hazard and disappointment. There are different area fordifferent nationality like little Italy, China town and Jewish quarter. There is an hard time for this generation.
The fourth part is about the rebirth of the American Dream after the 2nd world war because people started to win more money thanks to the renewal of economy. The period of this renewal economic corresponding of the thirty glories. This part represent the American dream by the sixties and...