Classic English literature: The American Dream

Drawing on the The Great Gatsby, the writings of Tocqueville, Franklin, Whitman, and Emerson, as well as Thoreau and Butler, write a 5-page essay on their interpretations of the American Dream and how capitalism and inequalities challenge democracy.

Be sure that you engage the readings and viewing in exploring this topic. F. Scott Fitzgerald was fascinated with the idea of the striver in American culture.

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