Essay on The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The American Dream gives people the opportunity to achieve many things through hard work, and determination. In the novel, “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston, Janie is in search of true love and refuses to let anyone make her think differently or bring her down. In contrast Gatsby in “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald pursues the love of one person: Daisy. I believe both protagonists are searching for love, but had very different views of what love means. For Gatsby, this love couldn´t be complete without status, wealth, and the ability to make a strong impression. Janie cared more about communication, companionship, and equal power. Janie comes closer to reaching her American Dream because Janie finds out who she really is and a love that helps her grow as a person, whereas Gatsby relies on material possessions and has a very one sided love. Although Janie is forced to marry Logan Starks because her nanny though financial security and respectability was more important than actual love she decides to leave and get married to Joe Starks who promised to treat her how she should be treated like a proper lady. She believed she would have love and romance in her life. After they both left they went to go live in Eatonville where he becomes mayor of the town. He start to feel as if the men in his town are trying to take Janie away from her and he made her wear a head rag to hide her hair and didn’t let her participate in any games or communicate with the…

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