Theme Of Loneliness In The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby is a sad story about the unattainable American Dream. A story about love, sadness, and destruction. Which if you ask me that's what all great stories have in common. And what they all have in common with the American dream. Destruction is a common theme it seems by trying to get more of something they want they must destroy something else. Either happiness or money two thing everyone tries to get but only ended up getting one or the other successfully. For instance Tom and Daisy are only together for money but are not happy in there relationship but the money keeps them close. But right when Gatsby start to love Daisy his money empire starts to fall apart, he ends up getting mad his partners and telling off his butlers and …show more content…
Gatsby never figured this out sadly and it shows and Nick even mentions it because Gatsby has something that everyone haves but he has it must more strongly than anyone and that is hope. Hope is something that Gatsby constantly fights for even when everything is looking down for him and his life is going the wrong direction he still has hope which is admirable and is not a bad thing in life until it starts to blind you for instance when Nick tells him he needs to leave town because of the car accident and to leave with Daisy. But hope is what Gatsby stays behind for, Gatsby has his escape and a way to a good life but because Gatsby stays behind he ends up causing his death. The question how does this relate to the American dream. Well why do people even come to America during this time, well it's because they hope for a better life. They have this dream of life just like Gatsby dream with Daisy, but neither of them get it. And just like Gatsby the immigrants are also blinded by the stories they hear about America, and where are the signs of the lie about American dream, well it's the awful boat ride they take its awful and disgusting trip but what does Gatsby and they immigrants have in common, well it's hope. And when they arrive to America they learn the truth and there dreams are killed. Which in turn causes great …show more content…
And something like love any one can relate too, as everyone wants it so badly in life. Love is something gatsby has a hard time with and so does the people experience the american dream. Gatsby troubling life with is show throughout the story, all Gatsby wants is to love Daisy and live a life with her. That's what a lot of people want though is A wonderful life with there loved one, but it's never that easy. Immigrants who come over might face the same problem as Gatsby or something similar, people who came over to America had problem like a loved getting sent back to your original country, working to the point where you can’t see your loved one, or just not having a love life at all. Its sad but it happens and it happens to all including Gatsby. But in this book Daisy is more than just a loved one she represents something bigger. She represents the perfect life. Something everyone wants but cant and wont get. She represents the american dream in every point of my paper i mention her because she is the cause of everything that Gatsby does. Gatsby is trying to get daisy just like an immigrant tries to get the american dream. But Gatsby fails to get her as most immigrants never get there american

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