The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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The American Dream is defined as an ideal that every American citizen should have unbiased opportunities towards achieving their prosperity regardless of their status. Typically, people believe that college is a surefire way to strive for the American Dream. College is a post-secondary institution that allows for people to nourish their minds in diverse fields and jobs. Topics learned in college range from an algebraic accountant to a barbaric zoologist. The author of The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, exuberantly demonstrates the necessity of college towards one’s success:
"It was in nineteen-nineteen, I only stayed five months. That’s why I can’t really call myself an Oxford man." Tom glanced around to see if we mirrored his unbelief. But we were all looking at Gatsby. "It was an opportunity they gave to some of the officers after the Armistice," he continued. "We could go to any of the universities in England or France"(Fitzgerald 139).
In the fictitious book dubbed the “The Great Gatsby”, Jay Gatsby did not thoroughly complete his post-secondary education at Oxford; further in the novel, it’s revealed that Gatsby actually resorted to illegal methods to obtain his wealth, such as selling alcohol during the era of Prohibition. A fanciful novel based on the 1920s cannot completely be applied to the realisms of society, however Fitzgerald’s idea is partly factual. College is the ideal method of advancing yourself, yet others might have despised the notion. Normally,…

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