American Dream

English 3

Definition of the American Dream

In my opinion, the American Dream is simple. Work hard, live happy. Regardless of race, gender, or legal status.
The Pursuit of Happyness Trailer [HQ]

Media Connection

In this film directed by Gabriele Muccino, the director highlights the importance of hard work and dedication. In the beginning of the film, the main character (Chris Gardner) struggles to make ends meet in his family.Throughout the film, Chris works endlessly every day of his life until the day that he finally achieves his American Dream.


Very much like in the film, the American Dream can be very difficult for certain people to obtain. For example, race and gender can play a huge factor on the difficulty of obtaining one's dream. If yo are born a non-white female, the possibility of obtaining the american dream for you just got so much harder than if you were born a white male.