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The American Dream Book Summary
The American Dream
American Dream? Ha!
The American Dream takes a dark and satirical look at the middle-class culture of the 1950s with its portrayal of bored family drama. Mommy and Daddy's dialogue is shallow, repetitive, and dissociated, while Grandma's words reflect slightly better values—and callousness. To them, life is absurd and meaningless; there's not much to dream about.
Mommy mistreats Grandma, emasculates Daddy, and behaves brutally toward their adopted son.
Mommy and Daddy's blandness and shallowness are representative of the materialistic American dream.
Mommy's considerate but passive husband