Compare And Contrast Walter's Sun And A Raisin In The Sun

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The American Dream has been carried in the hearts of Americans for generations. At the center of this enduring dream for many Americans, is the value of family. Family loves and supports those who are a part of it and when dreams fail or fall apart, they are there to fall back on. For Gatsby, he had no family that he was close to and when his dream became beyond his reach, he had no one to turn to. Walter, Mama, and the other characters from A Raisin In The Sun had family to hold them together even when their dreams were crushed. Gatsby’s dream involved him becoming obsessed with the idea of being with Daisy ever since he met her Louisville. During the five years he was away from her, his love and want for her only grew. He would stop at nothing …show more content…
Both were young men with ambitious dreams that they hoped to achieve. Both of them had their dreams go down in flames as truths were revealed and lies were uncovered. There is a major difference between Walter and Gatsby though. Even if both of their dreams did not work out in the end, Walter had somebody to help keep him going, his family. Ruth, his wife, Travis, his son, Mama, his mother, and Beneatha, his sister, were all there for him when his plans went down the drain. Some of them were mad at him first for some mistakes he made, but they never gave up on him no matter what he did or what happened. They stuck together through thick and thin against their greatest adversities. The Youngers had each other while Gatsby, on the other hand, was alone and left without aspirations for the future when his plans were abruptly ended. He still grasped at them as they slipped through his fingers and had the tiniest amount of hope that he could rejuvenate them, but his efforts were in vain. The day Gatsby lost Daisy, was the day his green light truly went out. He had no one to turn to when his yearnings went …show more content…
One tale has it as the very foundation of the story, while the other barely mentions it all or deemed it irrelevant. The idea of what exactly the American Dream is shifts from person to person within the stories. Some characters aspired to be doctors, wealthy, or to have a house of their own. Others only wanted to be with their one, true love. Their dreams were selfish, yet selfless at the same time. Some of the dreams, sadly, turned out to be doomed from the start while others already had tangible results as they were being formed. What set some dreams apart

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