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Examples Of The Unobtainable American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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Gatsby and The Unobtainable American Dream
The American Dream began as, “the idea that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative.” This was corrupted in the 1920’s by excess materials and reckless parties. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the American Dream was represented in Jay Gatsby’s life through the wealth he obtained, and the parties he hosted. The dream could not be completed without Daisy. Daisy was the key thing that Jay was missing from his life and without her unending love he would not get the dream he wanted. He could search and search for the American Dream he longed for but he would not find it without Daisy’s love. The American Dream is often portrayed by money and the want for wealth and a lavish lifestyle. Gatsby came from a small town in North Dakota and his parents were poor farmers, with nothing lavish or wealthy at all. He had always wanted to become a wealthy man, with a large house and fancy cars. When he was in the Midwest, he met the love of his life, Daisy. She had been with many other men and did not think much of Gatsby. As time went on, so did their relationship and they quickly fell in love. A short time into their relationship, Gatsby had to go to the military. Both of them were heartbroken and Daisy planned on waiting for him to come home, but she found a new love. When Gatsby came back to the midwest, he discovered Daisy had left him and
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