The Great Gatsby's American Dream

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The Great Gatsby’s American Dream. The Great Gatsby, did he live his life pursuing the American Dream, or did he spend it chasing down the woman of his dreams? Jay Gatsby, while being a wealthy man, a party host and an assumed bootlegger spent most of his days following wealth and chasing it down with huge, crazy parties. Doing all of this just in thought that he’d lure the woman of his dreams, Daisy Buchanan, in one night and repatch the old love they had for eachother, but it also brought many problems his way. While trying to bring back the old love he and Daisy had it brought fights, tears, and ultimately death. However his life didn’t just bring bad things into his life, while trying to win back Daisy he met her cousin, Nick Carraway, …show more content…
Gatsby was a wealthy man, living and doing anything he really wanted to do. Living this lifestyle brought Nick wanting to live his life just as Gatsby had. However it wasn’t just for the wealth that Nick wanted that lifestyle, it was because of the passion Gatsby and Daisy had. The passion between those two didn’t just happen the night of one of Gatsby’s giant parties, it started before the war. Gatsby lost Daisy due to his lack of wealth and for going off to war. After returning from war and earning all of his wealth Gatsby settled in a house right across the bay from Tom and Daisy Buchanan. "It was a strange coincidence," I said."But it wasn 't a coincidence at all." "Why not?" "Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay” (Fitzgerald 43&44). However when Daisy returns into his life everything changes for Gatsby and Nick. But besides the Gatsby and Daisy relationships, Gatsby left a huge impact on the life of Nick Carraway. Nick accepted Gatsby in ways everyone else didn’t. He looked at Gatsby as a great man, and respected him for all the things he had achieved in his life. Gatsby served as a kind of role model to Nick, teaching him life tips and ultimately leaving a huge impact on Nick’s life. After the fight over Daisy that involved Gatsby and Tom, the death of Tom’s mistress, and the death of Gatsby, Nick’s life quickly fell into a …show more content…
Throughout the book Gatsby achieves wealth, love and success, however he didn’t end with the ultimate outcome he desired. After blowing up at Tom Buchanan’s house and losing his chance at Daisy’s heart he was soon pulled into a world of trouble. Shortly after the death of Tom’s mistress, Gatsby was killed for taking the blame of her death by the woman 's husband, George Wilson. The day of the funeral no one showed up, and after Nick attempted to call Daisy but she did not answer, purposely. “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy – they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made” (Fitzgerald 97). Some say Gatsby spent too much of his life chasing down Daisy. “paid a high price for living too long with a single dream” (Fitzgerald 88). Gatsby a man that could have lived life anyway he wanted spent all his time on a woman that turned out to ultimately not feel the same as he did, and after finding that out, in the fullness of time, led to his death. Daisy was a huge heartache for Gatsby, she led him on to a false result. She was, in lack of a better term, a waste of Gatsby’s time, and kept him from achieving the full American

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