What are myths and heroes?
a widely held but false belief or idea.“he wants to dispel the myth that sea kayaking is too risky or too strenuous”
The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, the set of ideals (Democracy, Rights, Liberty, Opportunity, and Equality) in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society .
Read about The American Dream then and now
IS THE AMERICAN DREAM ALIVE or is it just a MYTH?
“Rihanna gets real with us, opening up about an experience that every American can relate to. She opens up about the pursuit of the American dream, about staring from the bottom to get where she is today, about what this country means to people of all different walks of life.”
Extract taken from: Bustle.com “Rihanna – American Oxygen”
WATCH AND READ ABOUT ROSA PARKS:
WATCH ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING
WATCH ABOUT BARACK OBAMA
Read about Barack Obama and the use of the American Dream
Read about the resistance to the American Dream
DO YOU THINK THE AMERICAN DREAM EXISTS?
1950’s and the search for the American Dream through Consumerism:
Paintings from Norman Rockwell Depicting American Life in the 50’s
Unlikely heroes from the 1950’s
Teenagers of the 1950’s – rebels without a cause
Out of these rules was born a lot of rebellion:
THE BEAT GENERATION