Most of Miller’s plays are directly or indirectly about the American Dream, because ultimately this dream wasn’t going to succed as many people wished (Kennedy 1410). The Death of a Salesman writtten in 1949, was a moving destruction of the whole myth.On a chance to be hard working, straightforward and bring desire were those approaches of the American dream. This prompts success, riches Also to due time-power. Be that as it may, this fantasy for everybody created and empowered avarice, egotistical conduct, pride and competition between each other. Willy Loman was “caught-up” in this American dream which caused a business to develop in the world.
The fact is that the allure and seductive behavior was influenced by his inexperience and aspiration for freedom and independence. His action is so detrimental to our contemporary culture where our young people are allured by good looks and money that replace sacrifice and handwork. We find most young people seeking pleasures and independence thus disobeying the advice of their parents and elders and follow deceit by their peers and adults who are enemies of the young generation. They engage in things that they find pleasurable to their immediate desires without taking into consideration the long-term effects of their actions. Like the prodigal son desired to live an extravagant life, youths of pop culture aspire to lead a life that does not demand their handwork and sacrifice thus end up using their beauty for financial benefits.
The other lie that he told to Nick was “I am the son of some wealthy people in the Mid West- all dead now.” (F. Scott Fitzgerald 64). However, when he was a kid his father was a farmer and they were very poor. This poverty was until he met Dan Cody. He gained his trust and be the inheritor of his legacy. After this whole experience he wanted to be wealthy and powerful and promised himself to become rich one day.
The American Dream has always been extremely sought after, which is a topic F. Scott Fitzgerald covers in his novel, The Great Gatsby. The characters wish they had the Dream; wealth, security, fame, and love. The most significant characters who desire the American Dream, Jay Gatsby, Myrtle Wilson, and George Wilson, all die at the end. Despite background and amount of affluence, all characters live harrowing and unsuccessful lives. Fitzgerald uses symbol and character to build his theme of money does not guarantee people 's perceptions or dreams.
It shows how greed can take over a person’s ability to have a level head and make good and moral decisions. This harkens back to F. Scott Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby, in which Fitzgerald explores the themes of decay, idealism, and excess that can be described as a cautionary tale with regard to the American Dream. The American Dream can be used as a powerful theme because it is something that every American can relate to. No one is born into this life without wanting something for themselves. Nor do they go about their day without some type of driving force.
Instead of following the American dream of ‘pursuing happiness’ Gatsby focuses on using his assets to bring consummation to an otherwise empty life. This perversion of the American dream serves only to improve his 'image ' to a society that initially rejects him when he is impoverished. It is Gatsby 's belief that wealth makes him a "son of God," a deity that carries out his "Father 's business" through the "vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty" (89) of possessing material objects irrelevant to happiness. To get these earthly treasures, he exploits the “Land of Opportunity” and dabbles in illegal activities, a practice akin to modern corporate scandals. The true purpose of the American dream is lost upon Gatsby, as it makes "no sound" of warning upon his conscience, fading into an omen that becomes "uncommunicable forever" (100).
When you fail it feels like the whole world was watching you make that mistake, or come short of your goal.This mindset will not do you anyone good though; you can't dwell on your shortcomings, and you have to move forward. Dr. Allan states “winning isn’t everything growing is”; this is true based off of American nonfiction, major works, and poems. Examples that justify Dr. Allans’ statement can be found in American nonfiction writings. For example, “Growth mindset. It’s the mindset that almost every successful athlete ... has” and used it to improve their game (Pharm 4).
This just shows how much of a failure he was at the end of the day. In the novel The Great Gatsby, considered one of the greatest “American Novels,” you see nearly every character experience some sort of failure. Throughout James Gatsby’s quest to achieve the “American Dream,” he faced numerous obstacles which brought to light some of the problems Gatsby faced, including his insecurities, his failure to win over Daisy Buchanan and being stuck in the past. Paragraph 2- Wanting to be different from his parents and creating his own destiny Facing Insecurities due to upbringing. Gatsby changed his name from James Gatz to Gatsby based on his belief of what Daisy’s family would want Nick - “I suppose he 'd had the name ready for a long time, even then.
The Great Gatsby is a story about love, and the necessities of what living the American dream is really about. In the Great Gatsby by “Scott Fitzgerald” the author uses ways to express the American Dream by showing how love and money play a major role in becoming successful. Nick in the Great Gatsby comes from the West egg which is a much lower class than others, he hopes to find money and live the American dream. For example, “I lived at the west egg, well the less fashionable of the two”(Fitzgerald 14)”. As you can see he doesn’t come from a high quality area.
His lifestyle: however, shows how materialism takes over one's mind when gaining wealth. For Gatsby, the American Dream is obtaining materialistic things and flaunting it. There is no other reason why Gatsby is described by his parties and his clothes. "They're such beautiful shirts," she sobbed, her voice muffled in the think folds. "It makes me sad