Merton’s concept of Anomie and Strain

Based on Merton’s concept of Anomie and Strain, answer the following questions.

According to Merton, what is the American Dream? Is the American Dream a myth or reality? Explain.
Define the term anomie as described by Merton.
When individuals cannot reach the goal of the American Dream, they experience strain. Discuss all possible ways that they adapt to strain according to Merton.

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