How did Merle, in his own mind, achieve upward social mobility in the"the fishermen", writing homework help

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How did Merle, in his own mind, achieve upward social mobility in "The Fisherman" vis-a-vis a deeper meaning of the American Dream? How did Merle's concept of the American Dream differ from that of other residents in the Granite State Trailerpark as well as some of the characters in the short stories read for Week 5?

Learning objective: Critical thinking skills to extrapolate a cultural theme to its potential impact to society.

Short stories in The Angel on the Roof anthology: "The Fisherman" (pp. 43-91)

Background regarding Granite State Trailer park in The Angel on the Roof: "The Guinea Pig Lady" (pp. 374-376 and 400-406)

Week 5 short stories :"The Free Vacation House"

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Merle Ring’s Perception of Social Mobility
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MERLE RING’S PERCEPTION OF SOCIAL MOBILITY
Merle Ring’s Perception of Social Mobility
In the mind of Merle Ring, the old ice fisherman in Russell Bank’s short story the
fishermen, living the American Dream is about contentment and focusing on the little things of
life that matter such as ice fishing. While living in his trailer in the Granite State Trailerpark,...

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