Myten Om Den Amerikanske Drøm

Peter Ohm, Christian Bentsen, Camilla Sandgreen Mortensen, Siri Bakke Brodthagen & Søren Gram Rasmussen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


In this project, we want to explain the American Dream and find out, why it has a special place in American politics. The speeches we have chosen to focus on are the speeches of Paul Ryan and Bill Clinton held respectively during the Republican and Democratic National Convention. Our approach will be a rhetorical analysis and we will go through speeches together with a philosophical discussion about what function the American Dream has in these particular speeches. Furthermore, we want to find out which role the American Dream plays and discuss why it’s a myth. To involve as many approaches to the problem as possible, rhetoric and philosophical ethics on myths go hand in hand throughout the project, both in the analysis and in the discussion.

UddannelserBasis - Humanistisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato27 dec. 2012


  • Mytologi
  • Bill Clinton
  • American Dream
  • Paul Ryan