American Lit. 8/31

Today is one of our last days talking about images/symbols we associate with America. We talked specifically about the “American Dream” and later we discussed John Steinbeck’s term, “the American Way.”

We looked at quotes from Steinbeck’s essay “Paradox and Dream,” which you’ll read tomorrow. Today though, to get ready for that, we examined the images he conjured up  and the idea that the American Way/American Dream persists in light of many hypocrisies because these symbols are so ingrained in our DNA (maybe even literally).

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