George Wilson In The Great Gatsby

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The American Dream In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s brilliant novel, The Great Gatsby, the 1920’s/ Jazz Age is portrayed as an era filled with the splendor and fun within the cracks of East Egg aristocracy. Despite its ways of seducing one 's views on the era’s romantic appeal to the readers and movie fans, they are consumed in it’s pure and adolescent tale of those who seek the American Dream, only to lose it in sorrowful ways. This is particularly true of George and Myrtle Wilson and the praised character; Jay Gatsby. As the novel begins to unravel, it 's evident that many characters aspire to be rich, and one character who hints at the glory of seeking wealth subtly is George Wilson. At the repair shop George is excited to see Tom Buchanan …show more content…
At Gatsby’s house, Daisy, Nick and Gatsby stared out the window, looking past the Sound. Gatsby standing cool and collective says, “ If it wasnt for the mist we could see your home across the bay,” said Gatsby. “You always have a green light that burns all night at the end of your dock.” In the context of this scene, Daisy, the woman Gatsby yearned for is in his arms however, the feeling is foreign and unpleasant to him. To Gatsby, his American Dream is Daisy Buchanan, but he doesn’t accept the setbacks and dissatisfaction that has been given to him. Akin to Myrtle’s situation, the American Dream is percieved to that only wealth and power will bring ones happiness. To Gatsby, the green light motif has been a sole part in getting closer and closer to his dream, but all of that changes once he undegoes an altercation with Tom which causes him to lose Daisy altogether. With this in mind, Gatsby knows he cannot move on; needless to say, even though he gets shot and killed, he losing his life was a crucial point in as to where he lost his entire dream of getting Daisy back. Gatsby is a character that presents the idea that all dreams do not and will not always result in a happy

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