Rhetorical Analysis The Great Gatsby

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is drenched in symbolism and time references. From my interpretation, Jay Gatsby is like the American Dream itself. He fell in love with Daisy and sworn to become rich and popular to win her, because he thinks he needs to be happy. Jay Gatsby is the epitome of the main characteristic that makes the American dream; Everlasting Hope. He is the personification of the American Dream when the United States first became a nation, resourceful, athletic, and a young nation at its beginning with a broad and successful future. The issue of time destroyed this. Over the years the American Dream became the need for wealth. That is the trap Gatsby fell in.
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Time is a major theme that F. Scott Fitzgerald has all throughout his novel. So in Chapter 5 of the Great Gatsby, a very particular
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In reality it is very confusing but then when you think about it, he has a specific time and date where he wants the rest of his life to start from. Where he wanted it to start from. In the end he was a tragedy, he never got a single thing he wanted, even though he did so much, broke so many laws, and even sold his soul basically. Gatsby still believed in the American Dream, that’s how this whole thing started in the first place. Jay has his own dream, to have the ‘golden girl,’ the money to make her happy, and the life style that goes along with it. His belief in this, was his down fall, he died trying to make his dream real. This is a great example, in saying that the American Dream is dead, or it never really existed in the first place. It’s a little wisp of a cloud you see in the sky, that’s so close you feel like you can just reach out to grab it, but you never can, because it’s so far

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