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Publication Date

Winter 12-15-2020

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Bruce Springsteen and the American Dream


Jeanne Buckley


University Seminar, Arcadia University Undergraduate Curriculum


Bruce Springsteen is a man many people associate with the ideals of the “American Dream”. He comes from a poor, working-class family. He is currently an incredibly successful musician and he has been for some time now. However, he does not think this way and he has not for some time now. He has changed his opinions on the “American Dream” over time, coming from one end of the spectrum in thinking that the “American Dream” is real to the other end where he now thinks that it is a lie, and the promised land is not real.