The Great Gatsby American Dream Essay

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    Everyone has an American dream, it might not be planned out precisely but almost everyone knows what they want for themselves. For some it’s wealth and popularity, for others it’s happiness and an enjoyable life. Whatever the case is, the American dream is broad and it is not going away. In the novel The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald Grant, Gatsby’s true American dream is to be with the love of his life, Daisy. The American dream that Gatsby is chasing is a possibility in today’s world because Gatsby is chasing love, which doesn’t change throughout the different time periods. True love is still the same as it was five thousand years ago because that feeling we all get when in love, hasn’t changed. People tend to believe love has become weaker…

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    What is the American Dream? Is it to be wealthy or to have the desire for rising to the top? In the present world, we as a people, have a widely different opinion of what we call the American Dream. Some are fine with what they have and their dream is to live the rest of their life out as successful and happy dwellers. Others want social status and for major amounts of wealth. However, those who have impacted the world the most seem to want more and more, never actually settling with what they…

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    The American Dream; the dream that every American citizen had an equal opportunity to have a family, become successful, and so much more through hard work and determination. For many this “dream” was one of the main pulls to move to the US and for many they truly believed that they could achieve this fantasy. Many say that F. Scott Fitzgerald’s book “The Great Gatsby” is the essence of what the American dream is and describes what most people got and will get when coming to America. The book…

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    The American dream is webbed throughout The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author, very expertly hid a pattern of what he thought of the American dream in his characters’ motives and the motif of the book. Even though he expresses his opinion on the American dream through his characters, he makes sure to make slight differences between each character’s dream. Some characters dream for wealth, some for love, and others dream for a family. Like most Americans, the characters in the book…

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    The American Dream is the belief that anyone in America can be successful through perseverance and through hard work. In The Great Gatsby, the main character, Jay Gatsby is an extremely wealthy and popular man, however, he was not born into money. Gatsby was born into a poor family on a farm in North Dakota but left that life behind in order to pursue more for himself, he always thought he was too good for that lifestyle. As a soldier in World War I he meets Daisy and instantly falls in love…

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    What is one dream that you want to fulfill in your lifetime? People always dreams a dream that is bigger than them. Most people dreams to have what they value, but to live with a person you admired is the most fulfill dream in the world according to Gatsby. In the book of “The Great Gatsby”, written by F.Scott Fitzgerald reveal that Jay Gatsby dreams are what he live for which is true in modern American life. The importance of dreams is seen in Gatsby's life by how his dream affect him. Jordan…

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    The Great Gatsby revolves a lot around the American Dream. “During the 1920s, the perception of the American Dream was that an individual can achieve success in life regardless of family history or social status if they only work hard enough” (The Demise of the 1920’s). During the story Gatsby represents the American dream, he rises above his father and becomes the rich man he wanted to be. The novel also shows the condition of the American Dream in the 1920s. The topics of dreams, wealth, and…

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    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby delves into the lives of the carefree wealthy in a 1920’s postwar America. Throughout the book, the author shows how the classic American Dream had evolved to represent nothing more than material possessions. The story is told by young Nick Carraway, next door neighbor of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby. Gatsby has truly everything, except for the one thing he wants. Daisy Buchanan is Nick’s cousin, and Nick brings the two millionaires…

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    “The ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative.” Def.1. Google Dictionary. 13 March 2017. In the novel The Great Gatsby, the character Jay Gatsby (also known as James Gatz) exhibits all of the qualities of the American dream and shows just how the dream thrives in the world for those who care to reach for it. Mr. Gatsby is a man of many qualities and much speculation, however as the book…

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    The Great Gatsby and The American Dream The 1920s, sometimes referred to as the "Jazz Age" or the "Roaring Twenties," was known as a time of social change in rural America. In many aspects of life, women and men were changing their past accepted lifestyles and quickly adopting lavish lifestyles. Emerged during the twentieth century, one of the most notable writers of his time, F. Scott Fitzgerald, developed one of the greatest novels written, The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald used his novels to…

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