1: The American Dream lecture in Week 1 points out that Poor Richards Almanac was an annual publication that included calendar lists, home recipes, weather forecasts etc. What made Franklins almanac unlike other almanacs was the inclusion of Franklins witty parables and humorous writings. Franklin proposes in The Way to Wealth that anyone who works hard, avoids debt, and works toward attaining a virtuous character can be successful and ultimately wealthythat the American Dream is accessible to all. Using any literature from our class readings that you want, argue why Franklins assertion is or is not correct. (If you want to use literature from Weeks 3 and 4, of course, youd better start reading!) If you wish, you may also incorporate material from movies like The Color Purple, The Great Gatsby, the Godfather trilogy, or other relevant treatments of the American Dream. phs).