The American Dream in a Novel and Films
In the United States, a new culture arose at the end of the 19th and the start of the 20th centuries. Its defining characteristics were the quest for money, luxury, safety, and enjoyment. The traditional family and community living were alien to society. It also emphasized luxury and extravagance while criticizing conventional religious and social norms. The circulation of money and the exchange of products was another significant development. Through the purchase and use of material objects, everyone sought happiness. The idea that the US was a place of wealth had begun to gain acceptance among Americans. It served as a location where needs and wants were met. It was a theatrical fantasy about American life that followed the emergence of a new cultural consciousness in the country. Novels and movies have become crucial tools for illuminating the hidden history of the nation’s most significant cultural developments and occurrences.
The theatre portrays American life as a fantasy (a dream). It is portrayed as a peaceful location where people may find anything they want to do. The American dream is perfectly exemplified in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The book presents a lovely, pleasant, and enchanted world. Lyman Frank Baum’s book has impacted the cultural consciousness of Americans. Kansas farmland is shown in a nostalgic sepia tone at the story’s beginning. Young Dorothy aspires to live in a very comfortable environment. One day she is caught in a tornado and awakens in the Land of Oz. She desires to use the great wizard of Oz’s assistance to return home. Her voyage is a prime illustration of the American experience in the 20th century. Many Americans want to live in this utopia.