The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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“The American Dream is that any man or woman, despite of his or her background, can change their circumstances and rise as high as they are willing to work” (Fabrizio Moreira Quotes). Jay Gatsby believed that he could achieve his American Dream of being successful and marrying Daisy by working extremely hard in his lifetime. He labored to make a great amount of money through a disreputable way with Meyer Wolfshiem. His main agenda was to win Daisy back to him and he did everything he possibly could to make that happen in his life. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby strived for his idea of the American Dream, but fell short in the end. To begin, from a young age Gatsby worked to become more successful to distance himself from his background. He made a schedule for himself that he followed every day to improve his brain. His father also noticed while Gatsby was a child, how focused he was on becoming a respected and powerful man through his itinerary. “‘Jimmy was bound to get ahead. He always had some resolves like this or something. Do you notice what he's got about improving his mind?’” (Fitzgerald 173). Gatsby’s book had a strict regimen of studying different areas in the world, practicing to be a gentleman, and exercising.“This is the plan for the achievement of the American Dream, a poignant objective for a poor boy who strives to better himself” (Nagel 117). Gatsby worked to separate himself from his parents so they wouldn't hold him back as he tried

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