American Dream In The Great Gatsby And Grapes Of Wrath

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The characters in Of Mice and Men, the worst hard times, the great gatsby and Grapes of Wrath all have different ideas of their American dream and how to achieve it. Each have had their own struggles whether it was Lennie who couldn't quit hurting things, Gatsby who wanted nothing but love, or the many people in the worst hard times who just wanted their own land and somewhere where they could live. Gatsby wants daisy, everything else is a bore to him he believed that the only way he can be happy is with daisy and he cannot attain this dream the story foreshadows this at the beginning of the book by stating "Involuntarily I glanced seaward—and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock." The Dock is where Daisy lives and the green light stands for envy. Gatsby envy's Tom and Daisy and wishes that she would be his. Which I believe would have eventually happened if he hadn't been killed. Fitzgerald made Gatsby so rich and unhappy because he is similar to him he has money and chases this woman whom he cannot be acquainted with. Nick is an honest, observative,and down to earth, and snobby, type of guy. Who moved from the Midwest to West egg…show more content…
Lennie's American dream is to become self sufficient and live on his own at the farm, not be judged, and pet all the fluffy bunnies he wants.Lennie wants to be accepted the bunnies will not judge him. I know this because in the text it says “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place. They come to a ranch an' work up a stake and then they go inta town and blow their stake, and the first thing you know they're poundin' their tail on some other ranch. They ain't got nothing to look ahead to.” but lennie kills his own dream because he kills the girl resulting in his
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