Importance Of Dreams In The Great Gatsby

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Griffin Goldstein
Mrs. Steiner
English 10 C
23 April 2015
Gatsby Formal Paper Dreams are defined as a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind. However, if mixed with hope, they can connotate to expectations, which may result in disappointment. In other words, dreams are intangible, not real, but humans insist on trying to make them come true. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby’s dreams for Daisy, the debutante daughter of wealthy southern aristocrats, are exaggerated, and Daisy will never live up to Gatsby’s expectations. As a young man, Gatsby has big dreams for a big future. He creates ambitious financial goals for himself which he later completes., and his dreams are about much more than just wealth. Gatsby’s dream begins to change when he discovers the power of money, and then when he meets Daisy. Daisy is Gatsby’s lover, she is very attractive, and Gatsby falls face first for her. Under all the charm, she is also fickle, shallow, bored, and sardonic. Fitzgerald uses Gatsby’s tragic flaw, hope, to convey the theme that although dreams are important to have because they lead to great accomplishments and give people purpose and inspiration in life, they come with inherent dangers. Jay Gatsby is ambitious, and as a young man, his dream, although loosely characterized by
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While the ship is at a distance, it is representing a dream, more specifically, Gatsby’s dreams about Daisy. However when the ship is in port, it represents the reality of Daisy and who she actually is. This quote helps convey the theme that dream’s nice to have, however when it becomes reality, it might not fulfill the dream. As a result Gatsby teaches us the lesson to limit your dreams, so that reality does not cause you to search for something

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