The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Buzz Aldrin once said, “I think the American Dream used to be achieving one 's goals in your field of choice - and from that, all other things would follow. Now, I think the dream has morphed into the pursuit of money: Accumulate enough of it, and the rest will follow.” The American Dream is a way for people to start over and have opportunities to become successful and achieve their dreams. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald writes a story of enormous wealth, from old money in East Egg, to new money in West Egg. Gatsby Lives in West Egg, while Tom and Daisy live in East Egg. Fitzgerald writes about three characters in which have trouble finding true happiness with themselves and others without flashing their money around. Jay Gatsby as a young boy was determined to set a better future than his parents got. His parents were unsuccessful farmers in North Dakota. Back then Jay Gatsby was called James Gatz. He changed his name when he met the millionaire Dan Cody. Dan Cody was drunk on a yacht and was caught in a big storm. James Gatz rowed on a rowboat to rescue him. From then on Dan Cody took James Gatz under his wing. He had him change his name to Jay Gatsby. With Gatsby surrounded by wealth, he knew that he wanted to be a successful wealthy man. James Gatsby lives in West Egg, Long Island, New York. West Egg is traditionally know for new money. He throws extravagant parties in hope he meets his long ago lover, Daisy Fay. His soul…
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