Examples Of Ambition In The Great Gatsby

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In the story The Great Gatsby, the author F. Scott Fitzgerald shows what was The American Dream in the 1920s. Gatsby shows the American dream as obtaining wealth by any means possible. Everyone’s ambition was to accumulate enough wealth to afford themselves comfortable lifestyles. The novel explored a different idea of America. Their lifestyle was a model of the American dream in the 1920s. Thus, ambition, love, and wealth became an obsession for Gatsby. To begin, Gatsby’s ambition, was to put his past behind completely. This included his family and old friends. One important purpose was to re-unite with the love of his life, Daisy Buchanan, whom he had not seen since he went to war. Another ambition was to earn everyone’s respect. He wanted to be recognized by all, anyway possible. As in the past Gatsby lived a meaningless life, this situation made it sound big regardless of the consequences and a lot needs, that it became an ambitious person. For example, in a New York Times article it says, “I hear from people who say something …show more content…

Love for her was so great, he changes his military career by illegal business. He wants to achieve wealth, fame, prestige, and excellent lifestyle, so that win back Daisy love. When Gatsby came back from France, Daisy and Tom were still on the wedding trip. Gatsby stayed there a week, and he was sat and down gloomily. Although Daisy married with Tom Buchanan, Gatsby knew she loved him. For example, he said, “Of course, she might have loved him just for a minute, when they were first married- And loved me more even then, do you see?” (Fitzgerald 152). He considered that this was a matter that couldn’t be measured, Gatsby could love Daisy more than his life. She was the person who killed Myrtle Wilson’s wife, who was the lover of Tom. Tom Buchanan is Daisy’s husband, and was the person who told Wilson, that Gatsby’s car killed his wife; so, Wilson had killed Jay

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