The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1028 Words Mar 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Thomas Hilfiger once mentioned in his memoir, “The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it is possible to achieve the American dream.” Within the veins of every American streams the positive motivation to thrive. The Great Gatsby, a novel by Scott Fitzgerald, embodies one of the most significant themes which is related to the corruption of the American dream. The American Dream is a social philosophy of the United States, the set of standards in which freedom includes the opportunity for wealth and achievement. The Great Gatsby exhibits to all the readers what has occurred to the American Dream in the early twentieth century, which is the time when the thoughts and ideas start to develop corruption and even cause destruction. Gatsby, Daisy, and Myrtle in this novel vividly demonstrate that they have all been perverted and vanished from their “American Dreams”.
Gatsby’s downfalls are triggered not only by his ambition, but his distorted definition of American Dream that the love is what he has longed for, and the passion of pursuing happiness by having Daisy in his life. Daisy has met Tom Buchannan and married him when Gatsby is fighting in the war, and she has always been rich. To get Daisy back, Gatsby believes that money will achieve his goal because money will be able to give Daisy everything she wants. Even though it is seemingly difficult to take someone back after five years of disappearing, Gatsby remains confidence in his…

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