The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald Essay

1071 Words Mar 24th, 2016 5 Pages
The pursuit of any happiness, or success in life is an exciting journey, a journey that not very many people accomplish. Any pursuit of happiness is a dream driven by wealth,fame, and popularity. Money leads the American Dream to be corrupt by placing materialistic values in the lives of Americans. All these materialistic belongings paint a picture of such an amazing life. for those chasing this happiness, Americans believe that there is no greater life without wealth or fame. Today 's society no one seems to be happy if they aren 't living the dream. So why has the American Dream been corrupted? Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, and The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald explore the corruption of the American Dream.

The novel, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald takes the vision of the American Dream and examines every detail on how people view the American Dream and what it really is. In this novel several of the characters have this impression of living the "Dream". Their behaviors and decisions they make end up leaving them with some false idea of living the dream. Jay Gatsby 's was comparable to the dream, he throws huge parties, lives in a beautiful mansion, and has fancy cars. "I thought you inherited your money", said Nick. "I did old sport but I lost most of it in the big panic - the panic of war", replied Gatsby; (Fitzgerald 90). Jay Gatsby tells people he got his money by it being inheritance, but that is not true. The other novel based around the…

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