The American Dream

An ideal that all humans should have equal opportunity to pursue happiness and success

“The American dream is that dream of a land where life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” -James Truslow Adams

American dream settings

East egg –  These people are born into “the dream”.  False 

West egg –  These people “bootleg” their way to the top but never fully accepted into the elite social group.  Corrupt 

Valley of Ashes – These people work hard but they never make out of poverty. The dream constantly fails them. Failed

New york –  illusion of the dream, place to escape reality 

 

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