So far we have gathered the following information about the American Dream
Historical twenties background
The text of The Great Gatsby
Song Lyrics from songs of the last forty years
Your final information gathering will come from interviewing someone who is older than you. The person must be old enough to have graduated college.
What was your childhood like?
Do you like your job?
When you were little what did you want to do with your life?
Did you fulfill your dreams?
What was your relationship with your parents?
Where did you go to school?
If you could go back in time what would you change?
Where would you like to travel?
Have you succeeded in or are you in the process of following what you feel is your version of The American Dream?
Do you have personal experience in fulfilling this version of The American Dream?
In life do you feel quitting is acceptable?
What matters most to you?
Did you go to college?
How were you raised?
Is money important to you?
Has your view of the American Dream changed over time? If so, how/in what ways?
Does what society believes is the American Dream influence your opinion on it?
What did/do you want when you grew/grow up?
Does your view of the American Dream differ from what your parents view of the American Dream was? Grandparents view?
Do you believe that you accomplished your version of the American dream?
Has your version of the American Dream changed as y you’ve grown up?
As time changes does cultural view of the American Dream change?
How are your goals in life influenced by your version of the American Dream?
Are certain people in society at a disadvantage with their status to achieve the dream?
What do you want to achieve, where do you want end up?
What’s the single most important thing in your future?
What’s your definition of The American Dream?
Does any part of your life match the American Dream?