Great Gatsby Critique

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Only 1 out of every 32 people accomplish the dream they set forth to achieve. There is of course a barrier which a person should never go past, as shown in “The Great Gatsby.” The Great Gatsby is a tragic love story on the cover, but it’s most commonly understood as a cynical critique of what the novel tries to explain what could have been the American Dream. In the novel, Jay Gatsby overcomes his poor past to gain an unconvincing amount of money and a limited amount of social environment that was the 1920s of NYC, only to be rejected by the “old money” crowd. He then gets killed after being tangled up with all of his lies ultimately being no ones care for who he really was? Though Gatsby’s limit was death, his idea for the American dream can be …show more content…

Well see the American Dream as I see it back in the 1920s was the belief that anyone, regardless of race, class, gender, or nationality, can be successful in America, only if they just put in a great amount of “effort”. Effort implying that your will for the dream you wish to accomplish is all legal. The American Dream thus presents a pretty rosy view of American society that avoids problems purposely such as large scale racism, misogyny, xenophobia, and payment inequality based of race or gender. It may as well misunderstand the myth of class equality, when the reality is America has a pretty well-developed class hierarchy, more than three-fourths of the world in reality. In history both man and woman have their fare share in trying to create the American Dream, though they get lost in the way. Lost in the sense that they lost the initial idea of their own dream through a mental change. A horrible thing that this country’s dream had ever created was slavery. Over time, people did begin to be less strict then less violence finally abolished the idea of slavery. A great individual who was against the idea of slavery when he grew up with slaves from his own family and still

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