Think before you Answer

American literature in the 19th and 20th centuries deal with one of two conflicting ideas:
  1. The “American Dream” provides boundless opportunities to be better than your parents and you need only to find the right way to take advantage of it
  2. The crushing class struggle will limit and hold you into place no matter what you achieve or accomplish.
In the sixth year of the 21st century (remember there was no year zero) what is the “American Dream” mean to you?