The American Dream
Ignacio Piña & Adrian Guzman 4th Pd.
Why the 1920's?
What is the American Dream? and Why Now?
Money = Opportunity
In the 1920's it was about nothing but having it all. A major impact, especially since the drastic change between how people viewed their ownage of items. The American Dream, helped strengthen it, in the way of how much a person could get, especially with the increase of their wage.
With the 20's being the time where people want everything, naturally we settle as we see fit. With money. Everyone wanted to own the latest set of technology which is where advertisers took advantage, and where people just spemt like there was no tommorow increasing the consumerism.
During this time, a possesion was just something you had. Maybe of no more value than a trashy magazing lying around your room. But, the want of having wverything majorly increased which exponentionally doubled what people had.
: to change the natural, normal, or original shape, appearance, or sound of (something) in a way that is usually not attractive or pleasing
: to change (something) so that it is no longer true or accurate
Poem: Ronald W. Hull.
A small boy travels to a distant land,
knows not his custom, language and hand.
Knows not his value, faith, and face,
knows not his virtue, love, and place.
He's alien in this nation of rules and laws.
By virtue, a rebel without a cause.
Trapped in his place of walls without walls,
an alien by nature when his nature calls.
He seeks out others of similar fate,
he seeks them out before it's too late.
They convince him that their cause is just.
They convince him they alone he must trust.
In a nation without station a plan is hatched,
in an intricate pattern the flax is thatched.
One life for the cause with heaven at stake.
He is now in a trance and will not awake.
He's knock, knock, knockin' on Heaven's Gate.
Please, please stop him before it's too late!
Should have never reached this state:
ostracized, separated, alienated and berate.
When will we learn to confront our fears,
the alien in our nature that causes tears?