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Do you think the American dream is still possible today?

Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck and published in 1937, tells the story of two men running from farm to farm as to get a job. They are lonely and destitute migrants and they dream of getting their own farm and animals, and to live in a peaceful life. In his novella, Steinbeck debunks the fact that the American dream is the ultimate purpose that makes an individual's existence meaningful. But is the American Dream still reachable nowadays?

The American dream is a concept which consists in thinking that the American social, economic, and political system makes success possible for every individual. Today this is a debate that America is turning into an economic ladder that is impossible to climb. Immigrants have the hardest time making their way to the top of the economic ladder, not only because of low education levels, but also prejudiced ideas and feelings against them by Americans. Prosperity and equality are part of the American Dream. It seems that as America is growing older, this dream is being harder to obtain, whether it be moving up in the economic ladder or freedom without people judging one based on their nationality.

To put it in a nutshell, I would say that, nowadays, the American Dream may just be an idea, nothing ever reachable, an unobtainable goal.

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