The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald
When many of us hear about the long awaited American dream, we think of working really hard in the United States and succeeding to provide a good life for ourselfs and or family. The ulitimate goal is to be truly happy with ones life. That is the longed for American dream. At least this is what comes to my mind as an immigrant from Mexico. In the novel “The Great Gatsby” by Scott Fitzgerald he demonstrates failure of the American dream in a number of ways. The characters in this novel seem to think they have it all in life.They live extravagantly but they are never satisfied. This is shown in the manner in which most of the characters in this novel live their lives caring only about their needs. Looking from the outside in:Gatsby, Tom, Daisy, and Nick have very good lives and they have accomplished what many people strive for, the famous American dream. However as we are introduced into their intimate personal life we are present with the cold hard truth. The main characters in The Great Gatsby fail to accomplish the American dream because their lifes are filled with regrets, obsessions and they are always longing for more.
Gatsby is depicted as one of the characters whose presence in the novel clearly brings out the thematic structure of how the American dream was not achieved. At the beginning, Gatsby is presented as a dreamer. He is charming and a little bit mysterious given the fact that no one knows the source of his wealth at the…
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