The Great Gatsby is the novel of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald written in 1925. One of the main subjects of The Great Gatsby is representation of American Dream. This theme is the most significant because it relates on corruption of The American Dream. But, the first of all, it is necessary to understand: what is The American Dream? The American Dream is the term that first was used in “The Epic of America” by James Truslow Adams in 1931.
This tradition was started before the arrival of the British people inside America to set colonies. This tradition is loved by the present generation and writers like Sherman Alexie have started reviving with most brilliant and intuitive tales about life. Writers who belong to Puritanism or Colonial liked to renovate the Puritan church. The dissatisfied and ill-treated puritans migrated from England liked to establish their religion and literature in America. Reason and enlightenment played a dominant role during the period of the age of reason.
Romeo’s longing for ideal love is the primary driving force behind most of his actions, that reveal themselves as impulsive and stupid. In the tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, mutual love and devotion are the main characteristics of Shakespeare’s ideal love. He also portrays the idea of lovers making sacrifices in order to be together, even if it means forsaking things that are valuable to their existence, including their lives. The individuals possessed by ideal love are not the only ones who are affected by it. In Romeo and Juliet, Friar Lawrence’s first reaction to Romeo’s drastic change of “love” was shocking : “Holy Saint Francis, what a
The fact that he has everything that any American could ever wish for emphasizes how important the one entity is that he is missing, the love of the woman that he cares for so immensely. These two specific stereotypes outline exactly how real people in the 1920s lived and how their attempts at the American Dream played out. Therefore, because many Americans in the 1920s strove to achieve the American Dream, Fitzgerald utilized Gatsby’s endeavors to highlight the two different classes of people: both those who struggled with their attempt at the American Dream and the few lucky ones who accomplished it. Gatsby was not always filthy rich, as Fitzgerald depicts him for the majority of the book. Unlike the Buchanan’s, Gatsby was not
Evan Olmstead English II - 6th Mr. Davidson 2/16/18 AMDG The Great American Dream F. Scott Fitzgerald 's The Great Gatsby portrays many themes, however the most significant theme relates to man 's unsuccessful attempts at the American dream. The Great Gatsby shows how not one by many characters fail at achieving their American dream. The American Dream as defined by James Truslow Adams in 1921, "life should be better, richer, and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each regardless of social class or circumstances of birth”. The desire to strive for what one wants can be achieved if one is willing to work hard enough. The dream is represented by the ideas of a self sufficient man or woman, who is willing to do anything to achieve the goal of becoming successful.
The 1920s was a time of economic prosperity, social change, and growth in materialism. Despite the range of changes occurring across the nation, one thing remained constant; the search for the American Dream. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jay Gatsby; an enigmatic man of wealth, grapples with his own pursuit of the American Dream and the lengths at which he must go to in attempt to attain it. Fitzgerald argues that the American Dream is often sought after obsessively through acquiring wealth, and perseverance, despite its unachievable nature. Gatsby’s accumulation of wealth demonstrates his resolute attempt to reach the American Dream.
The Great Gatsby understands the intricate struggle citizens possess with their desire for wonder and fantasy, particularly in American society. As Gatsby had with Daisy, fantasies for the future are a universal experience. The search for wonder and fantasy occasionally leads to the point of self-destruction, of which Joshua Rothman in his New Yorker article “The Serious Superficiality of The Great Gatsby” states is “most appealing about ‘Gatsby’; its mood of witty hopelessness, of vivacious self-destructiveness… This atmosphere of casual, defiant, disillusioned cool is the novel’s unique contribution to literature. It’s the reason the novel’s endured.” The Great Gatsby reflects Americans and the ultimate risks that will be held from their ideals. The novel serves as a cautionary tale of the costs of fantasy.
Romeo and Juliet is a classic romance story by William Shakespeare about two star-crossed lovers, Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, falling in love. Nevertheless, their two families have a vendetta against each other, making it difficult for Romeo and Juliet to ever truly be together. This romantic set-up has been used multiple times after Shakespeare, such as West Side Story. The story itself has very romantic and light-hearted moments, but a lot of issues that aren’t paid as much attention to can be calamitous. Despite a lot of the play exploring the positives and the beauty of love and romance, the real lessons from the story are found in the primitive and belligerent nature of the characters.
Jane Austen helps to develop the novel as a serious genre by mocking the excess of inferior novels, and found a rich vein of absurdity in the "Gothic" and sentimental productions of her time. She is not an anti-romantic or destructive, but she insists rational, accurate enthusiasm. For example, in Emma Emma 's attitude toward Harriet Smith and Mr. Martin 's relationship was rejecting, Emma is convinced that Mr. Martin is not the suitable partner for her friend and she deserves a gentleman, even if Mr. Martin loves Harriet. Moreover, on of Jane 's contribution to the history of the novel is the development of narrative technique into a fully flexible tool for conveying a whole event. In her novel Emma, although the novel is written in third person point of view, the reader is restricted to Emma 's attitude and according to that the reader empathized with Emma when she behaves badly or embarrass herself.