The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1459 Words Apr 13th, 2016 6 Pages
The American Dream When is comes to the American Dream, everyone sees something different, whether that be love, passion, new beginnings, or even fame. There are also people who see the American dream, but it becomes unachievable for them due to the lack of time and/or effort. In addition, many individuals see like a hazy blur of possibility. The American dream has been around for so long that everyone knows what it is, everyone has one, but not everyone is willing to accomplish it. The one of the main characters in the The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby, has one of the most astonishing American Dreams of the 1920’s. Early on in his life, he met the woman of his dreams, Daisy, and felt as if he was already married to her with all the love and passion that bonded them together, but Gatsby had to leave for the army during WWI where he became a hero and a veteran. During the war he had one consistent thought that not only kept him fighting, but gave him hope for when he returned home, returning to Daisy, even though she had married to another man. Gatsby’s dream was to reunite with Daisy, marry her, and live a long happy life with her and never swayed until the day he died.
The narrator of The Great Gatsby, Nick Carraway, lives the American Dream from the beginning of the book to the end. Carraway has moved to West Egg for the summer, he is funded by his dad, learning about stocks, meets Gatsby, goes to parties, and girls are all over him, he is living the…

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