The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

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The American Dream is not actually a goal in life that people can achieve through hard work, but will always simply be just a dream. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, written by F.Scott Fitzgerald, the reality of the American Dream is exposed through the life of Jay Gatsby and the dreams that he has. Jay Gatsby is a man who climbed up in status and became rich by doing illegal business in order to become successful on his own. He only has one main goal in life though and that is to win over the first love of his life, Daisy Buchanan, which whom he was separated with when he had to go to war. The only problem is that Daisy is already married, but Gatsby still perseveres and yearns for so long that he will one day be with her again, but in the end his loyalty towards her ends in his own tragic death without ever really having Daisy by his side. Although Gatsby may already be the model of what the prototypical American Dream looks like, for Gatsby, just the wealth alone is not enough to satisfy him, but it is also having Daisy. The concept of the “American Dream” and its modern corruption can be seen through Gatsby’s desire for Daisy, as it reflects how people persevere and pursue the “American dream” with everything they have, but no matter how hard they try, the dream is ultimately unobtainable.
Gatsby’s dream is similar to the concept of the American Dream as he pursues it with all he’s got and does not stop, corresponding to the way people persistently work towards the…

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