First of all I believe that one of the most important pieces to the American dream is family. The reason why I consider family as an important piece to the American dream is because family will always be there for you, even during your times of need. “Mama tells Benetha to support her brother even at their lowest points in their lives not just when they are doing well in life”(look up in book). This means that mama wants Benetha to support her brother during his time of need. I think this is important to the American dream because you need people to be there for you when you need help and people to support you. Another reason why I believe that family is important to the American dream is that you will always learn from them. They will teach you right from wrong because all in all they are family and they want the best for you. They want you to accomplish your goals.