People really think she’s miss perfectionist when deep down Daisy isn’t at all. Gatsby believes the love of his life deserves the best and wants to have a future with her. He think’s he knows her and won’t do anything to harm him which is actually the total opposite of what he thinks. She definitely convinced him that she was what she said she would be. During a conversation with Nick and Gatsby about Daisy, Gatsby pronounces that “Her voice is full of money," he said suddenly.
Unfortunately, she was right. Later she learned that he had left home and gone away with a neighbor’s wife. After Jackie 's father left the family, Mallie decided to move the family to their Uncle Burton’s house. Mallie got a job washing and ironing and started making money, although she didn’t make enough.
But when Mexico’s economy went down the gas station collapsed with his livelihood. His father had to sell it with almost no profit. After the gas station was sold the Quinones-Hinojosa family had to start making they profit with flour tortillas and homemade salsa. When he turned 14 he took short visits to a ranch in San Joaquin Valley, California where his uncle worked as a foreman to make money and bring back for his family by pulling weeds every two months. As a teenager Quinones-Hinojosa always thought he would be an elementary school teacher because of his excellent grades at teacher-training college however he was assigned in a remote, rural area; only that politically-connected affluent kids got good jobs in the city.
A handsome face but a weak mind, the exact same countenance as my wife. Lizzy would have definitely been a better match for Wickham for they have similar character and with Lizzy's wits she will most definitely not be taken advantage by anyone. But even with such similarity in character I will never in my living life ever allow another officer near my daughters no matter how charming or matching they seem. I need to solve this myself in order to protect my family, to find Lydia and stop this nonsense once and for all. I have failed as a father once, I won't fail this time and I will find my poor Lydia and become a better father.
Daisy married Tom Buchanan, compromising true love for the ability to live the American Dream. Even though she is aware of Tom and his scandals, she decides to act as a fool because she is objectified into a possession of Tom. She describes how “the best thing a girl can be in this world is a beautiful little fool” and by using irony she implies how Daisy is aware of the gender inequality but it is in her best interest to act oblivious so she can continue living comfortable and maintain her social position. Daisy also understands how the only way females can achieve their American dream is by their looks. In “America and I” Anzia envisions her American Dream as making a comfortable living off self-expression.
Pursuit of happiness, discovery, and individualism all consolidate the meaning of the American Dream. After World War I, the generation of young Americans became intensely disillusioned. The roaring twenties veered the dream towards materialistic goals. Americans partook in lavish parties, gambling, sports, and invested in the stock market. In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald renders the 1920s as the era of decayed moral and social values.
Despite Myrtle living in the Valley of Ashes in a gas station, she lives her life in a fairy tale trying to persuade others she is living the American Dream. Her first appearance in the novel almost makes her seem like a woman of class and wealth, but in reality she is no more than a working class citizen who gets zero respect. Moreover, during the party Myrtle throws on a dress and claims it was not her best dress, but in reality we all know it was probably the nicest dress she owns. Later on Myrtle starts going on making fun of poor people and how they do not have any money for luxuries when in fact she herself is apart of the same class. Tom Buchanan fools the readers into thinking that he is living the American Dream, the definition of perfect and no one else is like him, but in reality that is not true.
The American Dream, a term coined by James Truslow Adams, is the dream that any person, neither influenced by familial economic standing nor social hierarchical ranking, could succeed based on his or her intelligence and merit; success, defined as happiness, is achievable by all. However, the world has changed since Adams lived, for great wealth disparities and ineffective governing have created a rift within American society. Even Francis S. Fitzgerald, in the novel, The Great Gatsby, acknowledges the perversions of the American Dream. This Dream has effectively withered over the past decades, evident in the public pessimism of the future, the inadequacy of the government, and Fitzgerald’s portrayal of Jay Gatsby. Many people throughout
Fitzgerald’s Novel The Great Gatsby shows how Gatsby and Wilson lied to their women about how much money they had. No matter the efforts, they were not the person that their partners fell in love with. So Wilson ends up with an unhappy marriage and Gatsby is only used as a tool for Daisy to get her husband
Every individual has the opportunities to achieve the dream, but only those who put effort into it are able to achieve it. Unlike in some countries, it is possible for Americans to rise above the economic situations into which they were born and make a living for themselves. Gatsby came from a farming family that was not well off, but because he was determined to do more, he was able to achieve the amount of wealth he believed would be suitable for Daisy. When trying to explain how Gatsby had become what he was, Nick said, ”His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people — his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all. The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his Platonic conception of himself…”
Gatsby feels that he is allowed to assume her feelings and wishes because his wealth makes him worthy to love her again. He feels entitled to speak on her behalf and make choices that are not his to make, “‘Your wife doesn’t love you,’ said Gatsby. ‘She’s never loved you. She loves me…’She never loved you, do you hear?’ he cried.
Despite their many differences, Adams and Jefferson met at the Continental Congress in 1774 and became very good friends. However, their differing political views eventually separated them and caused them to run against each other in the presidential election of 1800. John Adams grew up in a strict Calvinist home located on a farm. His father was a farmer and did not make a lot of money. Therefore, after finishing college, Adams had to choose a career to support himself.