Myth of the American Dream
The American Dream is that any man or woman will have the chance to have financial success with hard work and determination. I don’t think the American Dream is a myth or impossible I really do believe that you can do what you want in your life with willpower and having a purpose. One person comes to my mind, which fits the “American success story” and she is my Grandma.
My Grandma was born in Ireland into a poor family with twelve brothers and sisters. Her one hobby growing up was Irish dancing but could not afford the classes. Instead she would sit in the back of the gymnasium and watch intensively, until she knew all the dances like the back of her hand. At nineteen she hopped onto a cattle boat to America hoping soon to live the American Dream she has heard of. After settling in to the American lifestyle and got married she then started her first Irish Dancing class. Soon after getting her name out there she now has the biggest Irish Dancing School in California. My Grandma moved to the United States for the reason to earn a successful living and with her hard work and perseverance she is living the American Dream.
My Grandma had nothing coming into the United States but was set out to become what she knew she could be. Mantsios has said in his article, “Everyone has an equal chance to succeed. Success in the United States requires no more than hard work, sacrifice, and perseverance. (309)” She knew that moving to the United States that if you were a hardworking individual you will get your chance to earn a great living. My grandma has always if you work hard enough and use your skills in the right way you will become a successful and full hearted American. Another key concept to live the American dream is to be educated in school. My grandma went to school in Ireland and when to college in the United States, so she had a chance to learn how to maintain her lucrative business. Personally I think if you aren’t well educated...