The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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America is characterized as the place of freedom with its iconic red, white, and blue flag which also symbolizes braveness. What makes this land so iconic and great isn 't its status but it 's exceptionally distinctive people. Americans aren 't a specific type of people, but a mixture of people from all over the world that live in harmony. That is the reason why Americans are so unique and so hard to be defined. Being developed by great American novels such as the The Great Gatsby, The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men, and The Catcher in the Rye, there is now a universal definition for all Americans. An American is someone who persistently seeks completion of an objective.
Americans are portrayed as persistent individuals who strive
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Ever since they were separated years ago, he still preserved his love for her, hoping that they can reunite once again. He portrays his love for Daisy when "he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes"(Fitzgerald 112). This quote also shows the level of persistence he has obtained because all the lavish things around him meant nothing to him if they couldn 't help him get back Daisy. He further develops this view towards his belongings and surroundings because, "he stared around at his possessions in a dazed way, as though in her actual and astounding presence none of it was any longer real." (Fitzgerald 112). Gatsby shows characteristics of an American by persistently never giving up on his love of Daisy and doing (or buying) anything it takes to get her attention because his main objective after all is to re-gain her love in him as he loves her so they can live happily ever after.
In John Steinbeck 's famous novel, The Grapes of Wrath the story follows a family 's harsh struggles through the infamous Great Depression. Throughout the book, the Joads family show their American traits by persistently trying to find work for a better life no matter the obstacles that greet them. The level of persistence is shown when they travel west to California for work. As they travel, grandpa suddenly dies as "He lay still and his breath was stopped." (Steinbeck 137). The men sat there, all huddled up
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