Realism and Romantism
4 pages (1000 words)
It would be this desire that, throughout the generations since, would become what many would identify as the American Dream. The feeling that, as an American, anything could and would be possible. From a standpoint of definition, the American Dream would be seen as, "An American ideal of a happy and successful life to which all may aspire: "In the deepening gloom of the Depression, the American Dream represented a reaffirmation of traditional American hopes" (Anthony Brandt)," ("American dream", p.1).