The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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A perfect world may be where there is money, a perfect, house, a wonderful spouse, beautiful and smart kids. The perfect lifestyle may only include having a job you’ve always wanted, or something simple as retaining the freedom given when entering the country. Ellen Truax was someone who saw the way people envisioned the American Dream, and those who couldn’t achieve it. She proposed an act called DREAM Act, which stands for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. By this proposal she sought to give those who have been through tragic events such as deportation, a change to recreate themselves, a chance to give themselves a better life; the American Dream. (Stockwell, Diane, trans. Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation’s Fight For Their American Dream.” Publisher Weekly (2014): 59-60. Literary Reference Center. Web. 8 Apr. 2015.)
The writer F. Scott Fitzgerald is well known for his book The Great Gatsby that was written in 1926. Fitzgerald had ways of achieving the American Dream, but fell short before the reward. He struggled in college which led him to the enlistment of WWI. Fitzgerald never went to combat and believes it to be one of his greatest regrets. AFter getting out of the war, he met the most beautiful “southern bell” named Zelda. Zelda came from a lot of money, which made her father very skeptical who she chose to date. (F Scott Fitzgerald The Great American Dreamer Part 1. Adapt. Dorian Grayantiques. Perf. F. Scott Fitzgerald. YouTube, 2013.
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