Essay on The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

1427 Words Dec 10th, 2015 6 Pages
The American dream can be very different depending on the person. Some believe that the American dream is the pursuit of happiness through wealth. Other believes that it’s just if you work hard and achieve something with their life, regardless of wealth it might bring them. With the American dream people are born equal, and have the equal opportunity to make something better with their life. The American dream makes it possible for a person to do anything they want as long as they work hard for it and have the ambition. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck are two story amazing novels that tell the story of people chasing their idea of the American dream.

The novel, The Great Gatsby, tells the story of Jay Gatsby bettering himself so he can win back the woman he loves. Jay Gatsby, born James Gatz, came from and “dirt” poor family. In the book it talks about how Jay never fit in with his family, and that he felt like he was worth more than what they had; this thought lead Jay to run away. When he ran away he changed his name to Jay Gatsby and met a millionaire named, Dan Cody. “It was James Gatz who had been loafing along the beach that afternoon in torn green jersey and a pair of canvas pants, but it was already Jay Gatsby who borrowed a rowboat, pulled out the Tuolomee and informed cody that the wind might catch him and break him up in half an hour.” (Fitzgerald 98) Mr. Cody taught him everything he knew about being a…

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