It's called the american dream because you have to be asleep to believe it george carlin september 28, 2011 bohemian travelers -- once upon a time, i woke up and realized the american dream was an illusion a myth, a shiny-but-inedible carrot used to trap us into a narrow range of experiences, often referred to as the rat race.
Similarly, since world war ii, australia, canada, and new zealand have successfully absorbed large numbers of immigrants from varied countries and backgrounds but it would be a mistake to assume that those experiences will be repeated for all immigrants.
The american dream is the ideal that the government should protect each person's opportunity to pursue their own idea of happiness the declaration of independence protects this american dream it uses the familiar quote: we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that. The original american dream appealed to adult men and women willing to commit themselves to a risky path of hard work, sacrifice, and hope for a better future the new dream panders to adolescents and post-adolescents who are fearful of growing up.
The american dream is also discussed in arthur miller's death of a salesman as the play's protagonist, willy, is on a quest for the american dream as huang shows, the american dream is a recurring theme in the fiction of asian americans. The american dream philosophy started at the inception of the country -- that all people were created equal in the pursuit of happiness the basic idea became that if you study, work hard, and play by the rules you will have prosperity and success this idea brought, and still brings, many immigrants to the us.
Modern times usa: glencoe/mcgraw-hill, 2010 print -the term “nativism” means hostility towards immigrants, and many nativists back in this time period did not like the new immigrants coming in from other countries these new immigrants came to live “the american dream” and find better work, as they didn’t have in their original countries.