Examples Of Disintegration Of The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby displays the disintegration of the American Dream along with how it affects Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, and Tom Buchanan. Firstly, Gatsby is willing to do anything in his power to recapture Daisy's love for him to such an extent that he takes the blame for Myrtle’s death instead of Daisy. This attempt to regain Daisy’s love is later destroyed when Myrtle’s husband kills Gatsby at his pool; “the gardener saw Wilson’s body a little way off in the grass, and the holocaust was complete," (Fitzgerald, 164). In addition, Daisy went for Tom Buchanan because of greed, which indicates that she desires someone with wealth, class, and someone who is recognized for their name. “I called up Daisy half an hour after we found him, called

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