Dreams And Reality In The Great Gatsby Analysis

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The above is a quote by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, an 18th century Francophone Genevan philosopher. This quote portrays a significant difference between the world of dreams and the world of realities. The world of imagination is boundless, meaning it has no limits and no rational ideas are suspended while in reality there are limits and rational ideas. We can see this viewpoint in many sources of entertainment today, but it just isn’t a conflict which has appeared recently, it has been challenging humanity since the beginning of time. An author, F. Scott Fitzgerald critiqued dreams and realities in his novel, “The Great Gatsby.” This conflict between dreams and reality doesn’t just happen in novels, it is also very much prominent in today’s world. Through characterization, The Great Gatsby shows that dreams and realities are conflicting, an individual may dream about something their entire life, but to never have it happen, and this view continues to be echoed in the American lifestyle today.
In the “The Great Gatsby” Jay patiently waits for a phone call from Daisy asking him to run away with her. Throughout the story
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In the article “Manifesto of Surrealism,” Andre Breton says “[dreams] help us achieve a sense of fulfillment that reality steals from most people.” By using dreams as a gateway to achieving a sense of fulfillment we may get obsessive over dreaming, which can cause a conflict with reality since we will be focused much more on our dream world we created, rather than our real physical in which we live in. This causes another major conflict between dreams and reality since the more obsessive and happy we get over our dreams can make us null to the happiness we get from reality. As in The Great Gatsby, Jay was obsessed with the dream of creating a perfect world with Daisy he forgot about everything else reality had to

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