F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby Essay

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The American Dream defined as the belief that “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone,” regardless of social class (The Epic of America, Adams). Everyone seems to have a different idea of what the American Dream actually is, whether it is great wealth and success or settling down and having a family. But no one can deny the idea of the American Dream has changed over time. The beginnings of this dream can be traced back to the Founding Fathers, wanting to have a country free of persecution. Later, it was the belief that the American Dream meant becoming unnecessarily wealthy. Many believe that the dream died when it became a competition for who had the greatest fortune. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the author utilizes many symbols to convey his beliefs that the American Dream is not attainable.
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Gatsby Symbolism
The American Dream defined as the belief that “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone,” regardless of social class (The Epic of America, Adams). Everyone seems to have a different idea of what the American Dream actually is, great wealth and success, or settling down and having a family. But no one can deny the idea of the American Dream has changed over time. The beginnings of this dream can get traced back to the Founding Fathers, wanting to have a country free of persecution. Later, it the belief that the American Dream meant becoming unnecessarily wealthy. Many believe that the dream died when it…

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