Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Seabiscuit: How An Underdog Became a Champion 11th Grade

The true meaning of the phrase “the American Dream” is a topic that could be debated by Americans all across the country. For some, it is accomplishing the goals they set for themselves as children or teenagers. For others, it is simply being the best version of themselves that they can be at all times. But for most, it is the seemingly impossible task of coming back from hardship to reign supreme. Whether this hardship is minor, such as losing in a sports game, or major, like being involved in a near-fatal car accident, bouncing back from said hardship to achieve success is seen as inspirational in America, and has been for many years. In Seabiscuit, Seabiscuit comes back from being an underachieving horse and becomes one of the greatest racehorses of all time. With the help of his excellent team, which includes his owner Charles Howard, his trainer Tom Smith, and his jockey John “Red” Pollard, Seabiscuit goes on to embody the “American Dream” at multiple points in his life. In Seabiscuit, by Laura Hillenbrand, Seabiscuit and his team embody the idea of the “American Dream” by overcoming every hardship that is thrown at them and going on to achieve immense success in the world of racing.

Seabiscuit and his team’s first...

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