Essay on The Great Gatsby And Their Eyes Are Watching God

1086 Words Jun 7th, 2016 5 Pages
In the stories “Their Eyes Watching God” and “The Great Gatsby” Janie and Gatsby are both trying to achieve their American Dream. However, the end result is not what they were expecting because of some turn of events. Janie has always wished to find love ever since she was a young adolescent. She married three times trying to find her love. Gatsby attempted to win back his first love, Daisy Buchannan, but it was difficult for him to do so because she was rich and he was poor. He dedicated his life after the war to getting rich by bootlegging to win Daisy back. Janie got closer to the American Dream because unlike Gatsby, who failed to win back Daisy and instead died at the end of the story, Janie found a man called Tea Cake who treated her the way she always dreamed, even though she lost him at the end of the story. In both novels of “The Great Gatsby” and “Their Eyes are Watching God” the author expresses and portrays how one chases after the American Dream in the pursuit of a better life. In the book of “The Great Gatsby,” the author F Scott. Fitzgerald explains how Gatsby grew up in the Midwest (North Dakota) dreaming about a better life and to be rich. From what we know about the American dream as “The American Dream is a national ethos of the United States, the set of ideals (Democracy, Rights, Liberty, Opportunity, and Equality) in which freedom includes the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved…

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