Essay Sample on Ragged Dick: What Is Advantageous for Succeeding in Life?

Posted on August 23, 2011

Example Essay on Ragged Dick:
This “Ragged Dick” is myth that people is rewarded if he does his best sincerely. Hero Dick is the poor boy who makes his living by shoeshine. To money, he is very sincere, and his sincerity is trusted by rich man and he achieves to go into rich circle. However, such a myth is an empty dream that is not possible rarely very much. In Japan, the American society is considered to be society with the dream that a chance is given to everybody. However, it is a lie. Isn’t it extremely difficult for the person belonging to a social of lower rank ba like this myth to achieve a success? For succeeding, the man’s circumstance is important first.

Does the American dream exist in everybody or not? An answer is NO. The United States is connection society in a academic career-oriented society more than Japan. In the society in that mobs has gathered out of the world like the United Stase, “personal character” and “the hidden ability” should not be understood by any means in the interview for several minutes. An immaterial thing is made to the object of evaluation in the case everybody is sharing definite culture. In the society that everybody is not sharing the common cultural base like the United State, the degree depending on a material thing, for example what degree in what grades in what university, and influential person’s recommendation, will become large. People who is not a good university graduate and there is also no good connection, even if he has ability, a chance does not turn. Such conversation exists between Dick and the man in a book “Don’t you ever steal, then?” “No, I wouldn’t.” “Lots of boys does it, but I wouldn’t.”(36). I agree he is an honest. But, the present time does the boy of a shoeshine win a great success cause living honestly.

There are many honest persons generally.

The children of the home beyond a middle class build the home beyond the middle class which receives sufficient education and is again blessed with income. The children of the home below a middle class will re-form the low income earner layer below a middle class again, without the ability receiving sufficient education. And whenever the income gap of both layers runs after a generation, it becomes large. Whether it succeeds or not is effected by the circumstance where the man is born. If he is born in a family with money, it will become advantageous for succeeding. In a reverse case, in order for people who has not maney to be successful, it is necessary to try hard more than ordinary and a possibility of suffering a setback is also high.

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