American Dream power point - THE AMERICAN DREAM Definition The American Dream can be described as a belief in the freedom that allows all citizens and

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THE AMERICAN DREAM
Definition The American Dream can be described as a belief in the freedom that allows all citizens and residents of the United States of America to achieve their goals in life through hard work. Today, in America it generally refers to the idea that one's prosperity depends upon one's own
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“Harlem” What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore- And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over- Like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags Like a heavy load. Or does it explode? Defer- v. to put off to a future time fester- v. to form pus
Questions for “Harlem” What central question does the poem ask? What is Hughes’ message about dreams deferred? How do “dreams deferred” relate to the American Dream ?
A Raisin in the Sun Characters Beneatha Mama Ruth Travis Walter
Walter Walter is a dreamer. He wants to be rich and devises plans to acquire wealth with his friends.

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