Great Gatsby Dbq

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Multiple Americans believe the American Dream is not attainable. We know the typical American Dream - nice house, money, the white picket fence, along with everything in between - though dozens of Americans have stopped believing in that version. Americans have this fantasy version of the American Dream but in all reality, they are unable to achieve this dream. Some individuals have realized this and have afterward changed their dream to something more attainable. The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald as well as the American Dream is not similar because of the viewpoints of the American dream the book has. Fitzgerald’s version of The American dream in The Great Gatsby is not similar to the ideal American dream. Source A tells us that The Great Gatsby …show more content…

Source C claims, “For those fighting to stay current, dreams are silly things spoken about only by those looking for votes. “The only people talking about the American dream are politicians. The rest of us are busting our asses, dealing with shrinking paychecks and rising costs.” This evidence proves that the American Dream portrayed in The Great Gatsby, only matters to politicians. We are having to deal with rising costs. We have stopped believing in this achievable dream. Source B states, “All right, so we're not finding steady employment, we're not earning as much money, and we're not living in humongous fancy houses. Toll the funeral bells for everything that made America great. But, are those the best measurements of a country's greatness, of a life well lived? What I think makes America great is its spirit of reinvention. In the wake of the Great Recession, endless numbers of Americans are redefining what "better off" actually means. Turns out, it has more to do with community and creativity than dollars and cents.” Here you can see how this generation may be getting paid more but the costs for our needs are constantly rising. The aged American dream is expensive, although; in this new one we believe in today, the cost does not matter because we are living our dream. Critics will say money is what gets you far in life. …show more content…

The historic American dream (the one in The Great Gatsby) was more achievable back then but now we can not achieve it due to countless problems that have developed over the years. Overall Fitzgerald's' version of the American dream in The Great Gatsby is very different from today’s version because of the attainability, happiness, economically, and

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