Great Gatsby Response

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The American Dream The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, has an abundance of symbolism, growth, and dreams. Deep within the story is a meaning of pure gratitude that grounds the depth of strength and recovery through a sense of fight and difficulty. However, it represents this idea by the caption of a lifestyle filled with wealth and power within the lives of many born into such a lifestyle with the acceptance of one individual. Each of the characters seems to be seeking a better future or a more fulfilled outline of their life because all is never completely satisfied. Each of the obstacles faced tend to be highly symbolic to the book itself because of its entire experience of riveting details and irony. Evidently it appears …show more content…
Gatsby’s dream had consisted of such determination that I personally relate to and feel I have a connection with. Growing up Gatsby did not have the wealth as many did during his time, but instead had a simple life without riches. With all considered, he started with nothing and grew to a high standpoint that allowed him to succeed despite the ways he achieved his wealth. Likewise, I feel that I have a similar outlook and that although you have obstacles you can still rise on top as long as you have the willpower and discovery of change. In the light of, I do believe I can grow from my mistakes and hardships because it is the past that makes you stronger. Not only did Gatsby work for his money, but he put his life on the line for love. If you do love and care for someone or something it should be fought for because in the end you will feel most completed because of the love you found within yourself. On page two Nick describes Gatsby by stating, “…some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life”. This recounts the complete fairness Gatsby portrays with the responsiveness and such a determination no other character represents and I gravitate towards the …show more content…
Constantly reaching his arms out to something he initially could not reach was the most empowering yet difficult tasks to complete. On page 92 it states, “If it wasn’t for the mist we could see your home across the bay”. The mist represents what is stopping Daisy and Gatsby to be together, even though it seems so close, it is still too far to grasp. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” (180). This quote is representing all of the hardships in the sense of a current and through those hardships Gatsby is waiting to reach his dreams. Despite his current that seems to never completely stop, he is gravitating towards hope and perseverance and eventually comes back surviving. His challenges were strong, but he proved he was stronger and went head first with every step that challenged him and made him fall a couple times because it is what made him different than the majority of the

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