American Dream In The Great Gatsby Analysis

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American dream refers to a dream of someone who starting low in the social and economic level, then he or she working hard towards wealth, fame and success. This dream can be described as a materialism pursuit of pleasure as it is only achieved when a person successfully having a fancy car, a lot of money, luxurious house, happy wealthy family, fame and nice clothes. However, in order to achieve this dream, most of the character in The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald has turns to be someone who is selfish and materialistic. American Dream in the 1920’s, in this novel has caused destruction that can be seen through Daisy, Myrtle and Gatsby which then makes American dream as the significant theme of this novel.
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Don’t you think?" (Fitzgerald, 20). That night, Tom got a call from some woman and it makes Jordan claim that the woman is Tom mistress or the woman that really close to Tom which is Tom had sleeping with her. Tom seems does not really care about Daisy. So, we can see that even Daisy always dressed in white with accents of gold and silver as well as her voices sounds like money, but her relationship with Tom is not really good and it shows that her hope of happiness is dull. Even though she has everything in sense of wealth, but she is actually has nothing at all and she has been corrupted by this specific dream. We also can see that she has a child but her child seems does not really important to her. Her daughter, Pammy, does not give any meaning to Daisy’s life, where she views the child only as a toy or a plaything. The child is never around, which shows a lot about Daisy. When her child was born, Daisy said “I’m glad it’s a girl. And I hope she’ll be a fool – that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful fool." (Fitzgerald, 22). Here Daisy stated that woman has a limited possibilities and she more prefer to have a child which is a boy rather than girl. …show more content…
Because of Daisy is always being rich and she marrying Tom because of his wealth so, Gatsby concluded that he need to have money, being a wealth person in order to give Daisy happiness as well as give everything that she wants. There was a green light where Daisy lived that Gatsby would always look out to. The green light is the most significant symbols in this novel where it representing Gatsby’s dream of having Daisy. Besides of hope, Fitzgerald uses the green light as a symbol of jealousy and money. In order to be a perfect man that every girls desired, Gatsby look up to the American Dream. Gatsby want to be seen as a perfect man in front of Daisy so he really cares about how people see him as well as his appearance towards other. “We both looked down at the grass – there was a sharp line where my ragged lawn ended and the darker, well-kept expanse of his began. I suspected he meant my grass." (Fitzgerald, 80). This line represents the appearance with reality and can be seen when he really want to look perfect in front of Daisy in the day where they are reunited again after five years. Gatsby becomes corrupted because his main goal is to have Daisy. He needs to have an enormous mansion so he could feel confident enough to try and get Daisy. Gatsby was blinded by the American dream and as a result

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