The American Dream In The Great Gatsby Analysis

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The “American Dream” can be portrayed within different aspects of what a person strives for in their life. The “American Dream”, can exemplify a person’s want regarding the perfect home with a family or living in a small apartment alone, it all determines on what the person truly wants. To achieve the “American Dream”, one has to be determined, strong, and willing to go through anything to fulfill their dream. In the novel, The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, shows the representation of the “American Dream” through themes within the character, Gatsby. The author F. Scott Fitzgerald represents what happens to the “American Dream” when it destroys your whole mindset. Furthermore, showing the American dream can never be achieved through bad intentions and wrong doings as shown by Gatsby. Gatsby’s dream is to be with Daisy and to be very wealthy. He feels that he has to achieve the American dream to accomplish what he truly wants, Daisy. Gatsby thinks in order to reach his dream he has to become wealthy to match Daisy’s standards. The green light on Daisy’s porch symbolizes Gatsby’s dream of having Daisy. This is seen when “he stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling”(Fitzgerald 52). The more Gatsby tries to reach his dream the more he falls short. Throughout the novel we see Gatsby wanting everything to look perfect for Daisy, he wants Daisy to view him as the perfect man and
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