An outline of how the American Dream is interpreted in texts 2, 3 and 4.
In the texts “Arnold Schwarzenegger Recalls Lessons From 25 Years as a U.S Citizen – Learn English, Participate in Politics, and Give Back” by Arnold Schwarzenegger (2), “Whose American Dream Is It, Anyway?” by Anja Kamenetz (3) and “Is the American Dream Still Possible?” by Davis Wallenchinsky (4), the writers deliberate their views of the American Dream.
In text 2, Arnold Schwarzenegger voices his opinion on how immigrants “ought to” contribute to the country that let them aspire to higher things than what they initially had, which is seen here: “It is not enough to come here and take the best this nation has to offer without giving something back. To truly succeed as an American citizen, you have to do more”. Here he also indirectly states that one will implement the American Dream by being determined on working vigorously, and assimilating himself to the American society. Thus far it’s apparent that this text doesn’t concern materialistic objects, but rather supporting one another. [Læs mere…]