Compare And Contrast Chicago And The Great Gatsby

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Gatsby and Chicago Thesis

Marco Rubio once stated “The American Dream is a term that is often used but also often misunderstood. It isn 't really about becoming rich or famous. It is about things much simpler and more fundamental than that.” Everyone has a different perspective on what they want in life and how happiness is different for everyone. Although both pieces of literature highlighted the value of money and fame. One had the intentions for herself while the other wanted to rekindle a love but both were driven mad with the fame and money that came along. One was driven mad with love, with the other driving for the fame and leaving her old lifestyle behind.

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They both live in New York. Nick is Gatsby’s neighbor. Gatsby is a wealthy person that got his money who knows how. Nick on the other hand is just a normal person. He is a middle class guy that lives in a regular house. Gatsby on the other hand is one of the wealthiest people living in New York. He throws extravagant parties every weekend and is a millionaire. He owns a mansion that was made for a king. How he got his money was unknown but he was living what we say the dream. But once we begin to go deeper in the piece of literature we begin to go into the life of Gatsby and how he feels and thinks. He is in love with Nick’s cousin, Daisy. The problem is that she is married to one of Nick’s oldest …show more content…
One had the intentions for herself while the other wanted to rekindle a love but both were driven mad with the fame and money that came along. In the novel Gatsby had everything, he had the money, the fame, but yet he felt as if he wasn’t complete. He was so stuck in the past that he felt as if he needed to disconnect from the world and make up stories about himself to gain fame. Everyone knew him because of his giant parties he threw. Meanwhile Roxie did anything to achieve her fame when she already had a life that was normal. She had a husband and was about to begin a family. She had to ruin it by cheating and

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