The American Dream In The Great Gatsby Analysis

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Why do you Reach for the American Dream everyone has a different one? Most do not reach their goal before they die unfortunately. The select few that do should not want anything else but they always want more. In F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" Gatsby reaches of the American Dream but can never obtain it. Gatsby’s dream was to have Daisy back, but she wasn't as willing to come back to him. He was seen at night, reaching for a green light at the end of the dock at her house. “But I didn't call to him, for he gave a sudden intimation that he was content to be alone—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. Involuntarily I glanced seaward—and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock” (Fitzgerald 15). They made mention to this multiple times in the book. When Gatsby died nick said some word mentioning the green light He said this “Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter – to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther...and one fine morning” (Fitzgerald 193). Nick knew about the green light and he knew that Daisy was what Gatsby was really reaching for. To get Daisy back, he went out and made a fortune and bought all these fancy things and three extravagant parties, but when he heard that he could meet

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