The Great Gatsby Propaganda Analysis

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“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.” (Fitzgerald 85). everybody dreams of someday being the pursued and achieving the so called “American dream” but is it really as amazing as people make it sound or was it just a piece of propaganda that America used to attract new immigrants to this great country a hundred years ago. The exact definition of the american dream is the opportunity for prosperity and success, and an upward social mobility for the family and children, achieved through hard work in a society with few barriers. Now just looking at it from the outside of you could say that yes, that is completely possible but there is more to everything and everyone than just the what's on the outside as we learned …show more content…
Both men stand for everything wrong with the American Dream. Neither one of them worked hard for there money or earned their money in a “society with few barriers” for them there were no barriers. Tom was given everything he had and never had to work a day in his life. Gatsby on the other had came from a poor family and seemed to work his way to riches so he is seen as the man who achieved the dream. But he really looking into it he didn't work hard for it at all, a man give him the opportunity to break the law in order to get rich and he took it cheating his way to the top of …show more content…
But the american dream got neither one of them anywhere. George made a business out of nothing and lived a fair life because of it but look where that got him. He was used by everyone that he came across because he really had no real power. He worked everyday to keep his wife happy and to survive but his dream was cut short by people who have everything yet needed more, so they just used him for the little bit he had. In the start of the book Nick told us “In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. "Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.” (Fitzgerald 1) Nick lived by this quote and he ended up to be the only one who never seemed to want more than he had or feel the need to use anyone else but instead do anything that somebody else needed from him and nobody ever tried to do anything to help him back.
America is a great place where anything is possible with enough luck and hard work but the Great Gatsby shows us that hard work isn't enough if you truly want to be successful. In order to achieve the dream you have to cheat your way to the top and run over anything in your way. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” (Fitzgerald 189). Just hoping to one day to

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