F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby Essay example

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Young people dream of adventure, far of places, or their prince charming, but as they grow older they tend to dream of money, power, and success. When a person gets power, success, or money will it really going to make them happy though? If it doesn’t make a person happy then what do they get from it? F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, has his own opinion of the American Dream and of all the power, money, and success. Fitzgerald depicts Gatsby, a man who achieved the American Dream, to show how meaningless it is. Through Gatsby, the reader sees that the American Dream is not only false, but it’s hopeless and only brings Gatsby pain and struggle in the race for all of the power and money.
“It is what preyed on Gatsby, what foul dust floated in the wake of his dreams.” (Fitzgerald 2) Gatsby had what others wanted, but it still wasn’t good enough. Gatsby needed something else he thought what he needed was Daisy. This is shown by using the word “preyed” (2) to describe Gatsby makes his troubles aren’t Gatsby’s fault; consequently, he is seen as a victim of everything around him. The people who surround Gatsby are fake and don’t really care about him ;therefore, he doesn’t have the love that humans need. The people and things that are supposed to show his wealth are the “foul dust” (2) that stand in the way of Gatsby and they are the reason for his death and unhappiness in the end. In addition, Nick even goes on to say that the people that are around Gatsby are…

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