Examples Of Daisy's Dream In The Great Gatsby

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Jay Gatsby, the main character in The Great Gatsby, was born to a poor farm family but always desired to be rich. He met Daisy and entered into a relationship with her by an accident solely because he was wearing an officers uniform, which usually means that the wearer is from a rich family. He goes off to war and when he comes back Daisy is married to a rich Yale graduate named Tom. Throughout the novel, he unsuccessfully tries to turn back time and relive his relationship with Daisy. Daisy represents Gatsby’s dream because she symbolizes a life full of wealth, however he is never able to achieve it because five years have passed and for him the American dream is just an unobtainable illusion.
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Although Gatsby fulfills his aspirations to one day be rich, he never is able to be with Daisy. Even all of the money that Gatsby has earned cannot buy his dream. He asks Daisy to tell Tom that she never loved him, but she realizes that she loves them both. Daisy is not able to leave Tom for Gatsby because she has been married to him for the past 5 years and now has a little daughter with him. Gatsby starts to realize that his dream is an illusion when he meets Daisy’s daughter. He “had never really believed in the child’s existence before” (Fitzgerald 117). The child reminds him that time has not stopped and Daisy has moved on to Tom. When Tom accuses Gatsby of gaining his wealth by becoming a bootlegger “he began to talk excitedly to Daisy, … But with every word she was drawing further and further into herself, and only the dead dream fought on as the afternoon slipped away, trying to touch what was no longer tangible, struggling unhappily, undespairingly, toward that lost voice across the room.” (Fitzgerald 134). Gatsby’s dream is now a “dead dream” because Daisy is unwilling to choose him over Tom so as a result “Jay Gatsby” had broken up like glass against Tom’s hard malice.” (Fitzgerald 148). Gatsby’s dream seems to constantly elude him according to Nick who says, “He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp …show more content…
The American Dream promises the opportunity of success and the ability to better yourself in life. For the people of East Egg and West Egg the American dream is a reality because mostly everyone there has a home, lots of money, and a family. A place where the American Dream proves to be an illusion is the valley of ashes. One person who lives there is George Wilson who represents the failure of the American Dream because he is poor, has no family, and his wife doesn’t love him. George even “borrowed somebody’s best suit to get married in” (Fitzgerald 37) because he didn’t have enough money to buy one for

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