The Russian Who Comes to America

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Essay #: 059719
Total text length is 1,757 characters (approximately 1.2 pages).

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The beginning:
The Russian Who Comes to America
As a Russian, the American Dream kept calling me to America. The protagonist in me kept saying that life would improve and that I could obtain my dream, but the antagonist in me kept telling me that it would be foolish to take all the money that I had saved to buy a ticket to America. Yet, the American Dream kept calling me again and again.
On the first day of spring in America, I arrived by ship at New York City. The Statute of Liberty beckoned me to find my dream and to fulfill it. As I put my first foot onto American soil, the antagonist inside me asked what I would do now that I only had a few American dollars and I would have to find work immediately. It was frightening that the American Dream would...
The end:
..... that it could tell me the way to find my needs that I now faced in America. A New York City newspaper is large and even can be scary as I searched for apartments, work, and even various types of grocery stores. While the Antagonist in me said it was impossible, a year after arriving in America I owned my own store with a great apartment above the store and cash in my pocket.
For the Student Information
The theme of the story is a Russian arriving in America to fulfill his American Dream.
The symbols are the Statute of Liberty, eagle, and the American Dream.
The dialogue is internal with the Protagonist and the Antagonist arguing about the American Dream.
The conflicts are choosing to come to America, the choice to pursue an American Dream.