Gatsby American Dream Quotes

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The Great Gatsby and The American Dream “Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.” -Fitzgerald, F. Scott The Great Gatsby. This quote from the book, The Great Gatsby relates to the American Dream in a powerful way. In the book Gatsby, a poor, hard-working man at the time, had fallen in love with Daisy, a careless, money-hungry woman. They met when they were younger instantly getting attached, Gatsby lying about his background saying he was wealthy, but when he left for war Daisy found another man named Tom Buchanan. Buchanan was very wealthy and was approved by Daisy’s parents, so they married. Long story short, Gatsby had given …show more content…

Fitzgerald used many symbols the represented the American Dream. One of the many symbols includes the green light that shone across the lake from the Buchanan’s residence. It stands for the faith and hope Gatsby has to get Daisy back. Fitzgerald’s outlook on the American Dream is not positive, but very negative. He doesn’t believe in it; he portrays that in his Gatsby. Gatsby had worked hard to become good enough for Daisy and once he does, he …show more content…

Gatsby gave his all to get where he was no matter what way he gained wealth to be good enough to marry Daisy. On the other hand, Daisy married into the wealthy Buchanan family, she didn’t put any hardships into her life to get to the point of where she was. Going back to Fitzgerald’s thought on the American Dream he shows it really well through Gatsby. All the hard work the character had done was all wasted away when he was killed for something Daisy had done. She hadn’t even attended his funeral; no one did assuming he was just the bad guy when in reality he had done nothing but protected the love of his life. The Great Gatsby is not the only book with this theme though. You may have heard of The Notebook. Noah Calhoun was a poor, hard-working man similar to Gatsby, who falls in love with a rich girl named Allie. Throughout the movie their social differences tore them apart and she gets engaged to another man right when Noah found her several years later. Their love was sparked again, just like Gatsby and Daisy’s. One very big difference between both movies is the endings. While Gatsby dies in the end and Daisy moves away with Buchanan, Noah and Allie were found lying lifelessly together by one of the

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