American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby
Gatsby lived more in his mind, dreaming, than seeing things for what they really were. Will it ever be enough or is there no limit living the American Dream? In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald suggests that the American Dream is a fantasy, the people who pursue it are Gatsby, Tom, Daisy and this pursuit is ultimately just an illusion in the imagination of hope.
To Start off with, F. Scott Fitzgerald suggests that the American Dream is achieved through hard work and determination. As a young boy Gatsby had a strong sense of confidence and self worth. Despite, his parents who were poor farmers whose life's didn't make it to the American Dream, their son James Gatz was ambitious and very determined for success. What his parents were was not what he wanted or envisioned himself to turn out to be. Before he was grown James Gatz and his luck left home with the vision of the American Dream waiting ahead. Until, he ran into a wealthy copper mogul by the name of Dan Cody on a yacht. He warned Dan Cody about the impending storm and that was just his luck to get him going. Dan Cody changed his name and taught him how to speak and act like a well educated gentlemen to be in the high society. For this, he had many connections such as, Meyer Wolfsheim, and he helped Jay Gastby get rich by selling bootlegged alcohol illegally. Gatsby is now not scratching the surface, he is on the surface of the American Dream. In West Egg, Gatsby buys a mansion worth $30 million by
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