The Unattainable Dream In The Great Gatsby By F Scott Fitzgerald

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The Unachievable Dream
The American Dream is when someone is trying to achieve their lifelong dream. A lot of people dream of completing the American Dream but little to none can complete it. In The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald makes the American Dream unattainable to most of his characters including Gatsby. The American Dream is unattainable because of all the poor events that have happened to Gatsby. Through negative imagery and diction, Fitzgerald proves that the American Dream is unattainable because of all the harmful events that have happened to Gatsby. Gatsby had been praying to erase the past couple of years to get back Daisy. Through negative imagery and diction, Gatsby tries to erase the past to get together with Daisy but it
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Through negative imagery and diction, Fitzgerald uses the Green Light to symbolize how close Gatsby is to his American Dream and how far away it is. A quote to support the topic sentence is, “I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out The Green Light, he had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must’ve seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it,” (Fitzgerald, 180). The Green Light symbolizes Daisy. This quote relates to the topic sentence because it shows when The Green Light was close he was close to his American Dream but when it was far away he wasn’t close to his American Dream. Fitzgerald is trying to show that how close Gatsby was to his dream but he wasn’t actually even that close to it. Also toward the end of the book, Nick walks out side Gatsby’s yard and sees The Green Light which seems far away. This shows that when Gatsby died, his dream died so The Green Light seemed far away. Also Fitzgerald tried to make it seem like Gatsby would complete his American Dream by using The Green Light but he made it so that he wouldn’t complete the American Dream. Gatsby even moved to the egg island’s to live near Daisy. Daisy didn’t even know that Gatsby lived across the ocean from her but Gatsby knew she lived there because of The Green Light. Gatsby’s American Dream has been unattainable his whole entire life without him even knowing. Fitzgerald made Gatsby’s the dream the …show more content…
Through negative imagery and diction, Gatsby’s one choice to pursue Daisy changes a lot of people’s lives. A quote to support the topic sentence is , “If that was true he must’ve felt that he had lost the old warm world, paid a high price for living to long with a single dream,” (Fitzgerald, 161). This quote supports the topic sentence because it shows that Gatsby has free choice because he’s rich and he picks one single dream and it’s not possible. Also Gatsby has unlimited choice and he’s not happy which shows that because you have money doesn’t mean you’re going to be happy. Gatsby shows throughout the book that he’d rather be dirt poor and have Daisy then be rich and not have her. This also shows that the American Dream is not possible because Gatsby can pick any dream and he picks one and it’s not achievable. Also Gatsby proves that you’re never happy until you have what you want because Gatsby wasn’t happy throughout the beginning of the story because he didn’t have Daisy. Also Gatsby wouldn’t stop until he completed the dream because he cared about Daisy so much but everyone knew his dream was unrealistic. Gatsby also proves that one choice can change everything and his one choice didn’t only change his life it changed everyone else’s. Unlimited choice doesn’t necessarily mean happiness because it can also end in a bad result like what happened to

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