Evaluation Of The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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An Un-Complete American Dream The novel, The Great Gatsby, by F Scott Fitzgerald, states that "There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired"(79). Gatsby tried with all his money, effort, and parties to complete his version of the American Dream. Gatsby tried to pursue his American Dream of getting the "Golden Girl" and becoming rich and powerful, and he accomplished his dream of riches and power, even though failed at getting Daisy, which shows us that the American Dream is not a good thing if there is no one in one 's life to share the dream with. There are many reasons why he failed in not getting his dream, like only flaunting his wealth for Daisy and not show his true feelings, chasing someone that did not love him back and by selling himself short by only trying to get Daisy. People thought Gatsby was so happy with all his parties and money but he was only really doing all that because he was lonely and wanted his “Golden Girl”. One way Gatsby showed the reader his incomplete dream was when he was with Daisy and Nick at his lavish house, and he was throwing his very expensive shirts from his closet. Fitzgerald explained, “he took out a pile of shirts and began throwing them, one by one before us, shirts of sheer linen and thick silk and fine flannel which lost their folds as they fell and covered the table in many-colored disarray,”(92) while his “Golden Girl” sat there and cried. Fitzgerald had Daisy describe it as "It makes me sad because I
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