Theme Of The Great Gatsby: The American Dream Of Perfection

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“You cannot give up on the American dream. We cannot allow our fears and our disappointments to lead us into silence and into inaction” (Marco Rubio/Republican Debate/Greenville, South Carolina). Marco was not always in the spotlight for the republican GOP but bears his roots from an impoverished family in Florida. Marco Rubio’s father, a Cuban immigrant, washed dishes and struggled to conceive money when he started to chase the American dream. Nevertheless He relentlessly strived to become a business owner and achieved his desire with arduous work and determination. That relentless chase towards a better future resonates with the book “The Great Gatsby” written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The main character, Jay Gatsby, originated from poor …show more content…
My initiative in life is to become a pediatrician and aid kids who struggle in their lives. The fantasy is set into motion because I enrolled and succeed in high-level classes, but in order to stand out to the employer, it is almost a necessity to propel the limits of myself which requires perfection. Perfection is impossible, so it creates the feeling of disappointment and letdown when they fall short Since perfection is a necessity, It almost requires anyone who craves success in life to go to college; the American dream has become harder and harder to achieve for young people because they demand more in their lives, unlike generations before us. My American Dream is similar to Gatsby because we both want wealth and prosperity but find it troublesome to envision. When Gatsby lied in bed, “his heart was in a turbulent riot”(Fitzgerald 105). Gatsby has this great vision of prosperity but has troubles with how to obtain it. He perceives the green light out of reach from reality. I am similar because I notice that my dream is one that almost everyone has today, making it harder to distinguish …show more content…
The new generation lived the American dream and are now searching for something impish and unrealistic to most standards. The American should not be easy to obtain but nowadays it has become almost impossible to achieve. It has warped and changed from a once pure prospect. In “ The Great Gatsby,” the main character, Jay Gatsby, struggles to make his dream into a reality after being birthed into a poor family. Through relentless hope, he achieved his goals of being wealthy. Gatsby 's hard work and determination symbolize the American dream and how it can be achieved through hard work. Even if the aspiration of the average human changes by each generation they always want to do better than the parents. With the increased aspiration comes more difficult challenges from my grandpa’s dreams of just having a job, a simple and modest dream. Then to my father 's dream of owning a business and becoming independent. Finally my American Dream of becoming a pediatrician. As the American Dream’s standards slowly increase the difficulty increases. The constant theme is that the American dream will always be obtained through hard work and

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