||GRASPING THE GIST ABOUT THE AMERICAN DREAM
Ahouangansi S Raoul ,
||Annales de la FASHS, Faculté des Sciences Humaines et Sociales (FASHS)
||The American Dream is commonly known as the destination of a land for
freedom where life should be better, richer and fuller for everyone. That land
which offers opportunities to everyone according to his ability or sense of
achievement. A dream according to which , all people can succeed through hard
work, and that all people have the potential to live in happiness and prosperity.
This paper intends to thrash out the concept of the American Dream as depicted
by Horatio Alger Jr’s fiction Ragged Dick or, Street Life in New York with the
Boot Blacks . This article explores , through the lens of a social class interconnectedness
in a post-modernism approach, some contours of the hero’s
transformation from a ragged homeless boy of the streets to a respectable
person in the same society.
||Terre, rêve Américain, travail acharné, confiance en soi, prospérité
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