The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay examples

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The Great Gatsby revolves a lot around the American Dream. “During the 1920s, the perception of the American Dream was that an individual can achieve success in life regardless of family history or social status if they only work hard enough” (The Demise of the 1920’s). During the story Gatsby represents the American dream, he rises above his father and becomes the rich man he wanted to be. The novel also shows the condition of the American Dream in the 1920s. The topics of dreams, wealth, and time relate to each other in the novel’s exploration of the idea of America.
Throughout the book Gatsby represents the dream in which he was born poor and became rich. He also had to be a better man, he wanted to rise against his father 's marital status. Gatsby also has the “extraordinary gift for hope”. Gatsby had hope to live the past with Daisy Buchanan and that 's why he did what he did. Daisy became the object of his dream, for example, the green light at the end of the dock was meant to reach to Daisy, the light represented Gatsby 's dream. Another example is the great lavish parties Gatsby threw only to get Daisy 's attention. Although Gatsby had this great hope and dream throughout the story, in the end his determination to the American Dream fails him, because he never learns to accept the reality around him.
The novel says a lot about the American dream in the 1920s, the novel reveals the shallowness of this dream as well as the hope. The characters in this story are all…

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