Jay Gatsby Pursuit Of American Dream

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How would you like to describe a person who spend all his life to dream? A man who was born in his dream, lives in his dream, and dies in his dream. Is he dreaming? Or you would rather claim he experiences his life through dreaming? In the novel The Great Gatsby, written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925, concern the life of a mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his ambitious American dream. Under the discriminative society, as ordinary people lose their direction to their American Dream in the turbulent trend, Jay Gatsby continues pursuing the satisfaction of spiritual level. However, the dream that Gatsby dreamed embodies a meretricious, unsophisticated, great illusion. As the green light that he could never catch. The future …show more content…
However, since the dream of the majority in reality are easily materialized, their materialistic desire for wealth dilate and the primal insights perish during the process. As one of the life winners, Gatsby acts distinctly from the perplexed. Although Gatsby earns his property with ignominious approaches, the purposes he pursues remained unsophisticated. He firmly believes in his American Dream and mosaics his American dream with his restless heart, and forever "would never romp again like the mind of God"(110, Fitzgerald). Daisy has bonded his steps towards to the green light, the illusion in East egg that he could never reach. After experiencing all the vicissitude, the dream that imprints on his heart still remains. He naively prays that one day Daisy will attract by the miracles in West Egg, and irresistibly get back to his embrace. He stays both in and out of all the temptation. There 's no place for a westerner upstart like him in the crowd of elite aristocratic families. What 's more, even Gatsby has his own untold secret, all the impetus he depends on relate to the purest reason in the world-- his love to …show more content…
With the blocks of the sidewalk, he clambers through the branches to upper class status, to a sacred place without regarding his class origin and past. Even such a gastric hope recedes him, and eludes him in the end. There 's no regret for Gatsby. Since his dream has already satisfied by the gentle stroke of Daisy 's whispery love words. Gatsby ends his legend hastily, Tom 's machination murders young Gatsby while he struggles to climb up. However, such a murder unintentionally continue Gatsby 's American Dream. He lives in his dream for his entire life, and continuously, he dies in his dream. With the tragic death, Gatsby acts eventually unaware to Daisy 's treachery. He believes that Daisy has always been faithful to him as he does. Gatsby bravely"beat[s] on, [he ships] against the current, bronzes back ceaselessly into the past"(180, Fitzgerald).He accomplishes his earns his status with the row-boat that he borrowed on Lake Superior. Again, with this row-boat, leaning on himself, Gatsby tenaciously believes he might impel the waves, back to the past. Under the depraved society, Gatsby climbs the stages between classes with a restless mind, acting as a reckless great brave fool with no attention to others '

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