The Truth about The American Dream Essay

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American Dream truth The American dream is something that has been epically built up in the media and in each individual Americans thoughts. To some the American dream is the pursuit of happiness, to others the shallowness of wealth. In the Novel the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and movie Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen, which is based off of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Characters fall short of their own views of the American dream.
One of the characters that falls short of the American Dream is Tom Buchanan. Tom is a powerful wealthy man, and much more than that. He is very shallow argent person with little moral values. Which in the end leaves him with a very uncontrollable life. “His wife and his mistress, until an hour
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Jay works so hard to become something he is not to impress Daisy and to get her attention that he loses sight of what love really is. “Gatsby Coordinated money and wealth for happiness. For 5 years he radically strived for wealth to win Daisy back.” (Witkowski). Gatsby’s ultimate fatal flaw was due to his love for Daisy and his impossible quest to rekindle their past love.
The American dream is something that is defined in different variations, and ventured by everyone in this country. In the book The Epic of America by James Truslow Adams, Adams states that “The American dream is of a land which life should be better richer and fuller for everyone, for opportunity for each according to ability and achievement.” (Adams, 2). Adams views on the American is more materialistic compared to Thomas Jefferson’s less materialistic views, he writes in the Declaration of Independence “That all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” (The Declaration of Independence). However to modern day the general definition of the American Dream has not changed dramatically, as the Oxford English Dictionary defines the American Dream as “the traditional social ideals of the United States, such as equality, democracy, and material prosperity.” (Definition of American Dream in

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