Essay on The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

1087 Words Jun 20th, 2016 5 Pages
“It was not a dream of motor cars and high wages merely, but a dream of a social order in which each man and each woman shall be able to attain the fullest stature of which they are innately capable, and be recognized by others for what they are, regardless of fortuitous circumstance of birth or position.” – Truslow Adams. In other words Truslow is asking do all women and men have the ability to achieve the American Dream? Well, Truslow Adams ideal about all achieving the American Dream is false. In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald the characters that are trying to achieve the America Dream by making their lives better but fail to reach it. In The Crucible, by Arthur Miller the basic life according to the Puritan concepts ruin the ideal of the American Dream. In Nickel and Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich struggles to get out of minimum wage making it impossible to reach the America Dream. Each of these books demonstrates that achieve a dream like the American Dream is simply unachievable.
In The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald all characters that strive to make their lives better fail. Though out the novel we see characters like Gatsby, Myrtle, and Jordan trying to become “Old Money”. For example, Gatsby’s American Dream was to live a lifestyle, that was not suited for him, in order to receive his dream girl Daisy, “Gatsby bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay”(63). Gatsby is a counterfeit that made a fortune from illegal sales, but made up…

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