The Great Gatsby The American Dream

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What is an American Dream? Does American dream represent having good life or improving individual’s social, economic and political status? American writer and historian, James Truslow Adams, defines the American dream as “…dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” (The Balance). He went on say that American Dream is not “… a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain to the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of the fortuitous circumstances of birth or position." (The Balance). Thus, …show more content…
Unlike other character in The Great Gatsby, they don’t dream about growing their wealth rather they dream to keep their wealth and use their wealth to fulfil their other dream. Although Daisy come from old money, Daisy’s American dream is marrying man who can provide her wealth that could her the lifestyle she wanted, give her a higher or same social status that she come from, and give her a guaranty secure future so that she never has to worry about her future. Daisy didn’t marry Gatsby even though she was love with him because he didn’t have enough money to fulfil her version of American dream. Instead of Gatsby she married Tom Buchanan who also has old money, represents a secure social position and has enough wealth to provide her a guaranty secure future. But Daisy was unhappy with her marriage life because Tom is publicly unfaithful since their honeymoon. He was “God knows where” at the birth of their daughter. That made Daisy worry about her and her daughter future life. She thought she doesn’t have a secure future anymore, anytime Tom could bring another woman in his life, and leave Daisy alone. After meeting with Daisy in Nick house, when Gatsby gave Daisy tour of his big mansion, and throw his fancy shirts at her, she started cried because she realizes that how much Gatsby is loyal to her. She started a affairs with Gatsby because not only Gatsby is love with her, also he has more than enough money to fulfil her

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