Gatsby American Dream

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The American Dream is an unrealistic vision. It defines success as the measure of laborious work in a lifetime. The American Dream can deceiving, it isn't realistic in the end. Everybody wants to live the American Dream, because of how astonishing society makes it sound. People want to live this elegant lifestyle; of working hard to get a great amount of money. It implies that if you work hard enough, you will achieve great success. Anyone can succeed, but sometimes accomplishing goals comes easier to others. Throughout, "The Great Gatsby," Fitzgerald embodies his ideas of The American Dream through the characters Myrtle, Tom, and Jordan. In the novel, Tom Buchanan exemplifies powerful men and The American Dream. The American Dream is mostly…show more content…
Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, he portrays the extravagance of the 'Roaring Twenties'. The story takes place in New York, and the main character Nick moves to in order to pursue his dream in business, yet soon enough he encounters the unexpected. Nick encounters the drama that unfolds between a love triangle involving his cousin Daisy, her husband Tom and her teenage sweetheart Jay Gatsby. Jay Gatsby plays the role of the incredibly rich and popular man who constantly throws grand parties, yet he sits alone at these events. Since he distances himself from his guests it shows that regardless of his popularity, Gatsby chooses to relieve himself of any company. He throws parties solely because he conforms to society's idea by showing off one's wealth, popularity is earned. However, this way of living goes against Gatsby because he is still unsatisfied with his life. 'I felt a haunting loneliness sometimes, and felt it in the others'young clerks in the dusk, wasting the most poignant moments of night and life.' (F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, Ch.3). Gatsby, also craves an intimate and real relationship with another individual. Even though many people surround him due to his 'celebrity' status, he still feels disconnected from the reality that envelops him. He also lives such an extravagant life style as a means of winning back Daisy's love. However, she loved him for who he was as a person not for his wealth. Money and popularity can neither win us our
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