The Great Gatsby American Dream Essay

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  • The American Dream : The Great Gatsby And The American Dream

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    1. How does Fitzgerald relate Gatsby’s dream to the American Dream? What seems to be his message about the American Dream as expressed in the last two paragraphs of the novel? The American Dream expresses the idea that every citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success through hard work, determination, and initiative. Gatsby conveys courage, determination, and perseverance in his attempt to achieve his dreams to be with Daisy, to attain wealth, and uphold a high status in the community

  • The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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    idea of American Dream as presented by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Great Gatsby novel involves rising from poverty or rags to richness and wealthy. The American Dream exemplifies that elements such as race, gender, and ethnicity are valueless as they do not influence the ability of an individual to rise to power and richness. This American Dream makes the assumption that concepts such as xenophobia are non-existent in America a concept that is not true and shows vagueness of the American Dream. In his

  • The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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    The Great Gatsby (American Dream) The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a fictional novel about a young man’s life , narrated by his closest friend Nick. This young extravagantly wealthy man known as Mr.Gatsby, lived in the 1920’s and represented the american dream in many different ways. In F. Scott Fitzgerald “The Great Gatsby” Tom and Daisy were born into this weathiness. Gatsby on the other hand had to work for his money by going to the army. In the Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald wanted

  • The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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    The Great Gatsby In the 1920’s, the American Dream was something that was desired by everyone, but in most cases everyone’s “dream” was different from one another. How I see the American Dream, is the perfect life you want. It’s the life that you see that is sometimes hard, or impossible to achieve . In the book The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald views the American Dream as not always about money. In the book, some of the characters´ American Dream was just to be happy with a significant other. Overall

  • The Great Gatsby American Dream

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    film is based on the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It follows Jay Gatsby, a man who molds his life around one desire: to be reunited with Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier. Gatsby 's quest leads him from poverty to wealth, into the arms of his beloved, and eventually to death. Nick Caraway is the narrator, or storyteller, of The Great Gatsby, as well as Daisy 's cousin who happens to live next door to Great Gatsby. Daisy represents the paragon of perfection. She has the aura of charm

  • The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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    The author Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby as a novel that talks about and covers American issues in the 1920s. He shows in the novel the carelessness and selfishness of everybody at the same time by portraying all of them in the location of west and east egg. Fitzgerald talks about a couple different topics throughout the novel. One of those is," the Attainment of a dream may be less satisfying than the pursuit of it" and the second one is"the American Dream is corrupted by the desire for wealth"

  • The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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    the American Dream, the initial thought that comes to mind is a luxurious and stress-free lifestyle accommodated with a hard-working, dedicated ethic. However, James Truslow Adams has another take on it, stating in his book, The Epic of America (1931), that anyone can achieve the American Dream and be recognized by others despite their position in life. F. Scott Fitzgerald contradicts this statement in his novel, The Great Gatsby, by demonstrating that the American Dream is an on-going dream that

  • American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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    The American Dream is like a beautiful yet poisonous mushroom. Its colorful appearance lures humans and animals to consume it, but the outcome results in death if left untreated. The American Dream lures people into thinking that their dream and their social class can be changed with hard work and determination. However, the results are deadly in The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald with all that tried. Through the use of imagery, Fitzgerald characterizes Jay Gatsby as ambitious, naive, and selfish

  • The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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    I believe the American Dream is the idea that everyone should have an equal opportunity to achieve the success that they want as long as they put in the effort and work hard to reach their goals. It is my understanding that the American Dream is the opposite of being handed things and not having to work for them, which within the book The Great Gatsby, refers to mostly all of the people that live in East Egg such as Tom and Daisy. These are all the people that inherited their money and therefore

  • The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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    The American dream is dead. It always has been from the beginning. People striving for power, money, popularity, and material things. The ambition that drives Americans to pursue these goals ultimately leads to their demise. The American dream is a quintessential ideal for the American population. To not strive for it is oddly unamerican, however, I think it is also what makes America fail today. While reading “The Great Gatsby” my thoughts would often drift to why the achievement of the American