Junior English Honors 7th
January 19th 2015
Scarface American Dream Annotated Bibliography #1
Guimond, James. "American Photography and the American Dream."Google Books. N.p., 1991.
Web. 19 Jan. 2015.
In James Guimond’s book American Photography and the American Dream, he demonstrates and builds upon the topics of the present theme of the American dream in the motion picture Scarface, while explaining this he expresses the idea that in the movie Scarface it strengthens the argument that achieving the American dream has become only possible for people to achieve it by illegal means. To begin James touches down on the idea that the reason
Tony Montana, a Cuban immigrant went from having nothing to nearly unlimited power was because of the drug industry. Many times James applies the term American dream to “juvenile drug dealers: you can take $400 here… and turn it into several thousand dollars very rapidly”.
(Guimond 11). When James is talking about taking small amounts of money and turning it into a franchise he is referring to using that initial sum of money to get into the drug trade to become wealthy. What James is saying reminded me of a quote from Tony Montana who stated how “In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power.”
Which can explain why so many people still feel the need to achieve the American dream in the first place. The people with no guidelines for what they should do