Money And Thesis Statement For The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby and Thesis Statement

Money is often seen as happiness but, in my opinion, this is not true. The story shows us two perspectives, people with money and without. It is up to you to decide if money brings happiness. Even though the American dream is about fortune and freedom in combination with much money, The Great Gatsby shows us that money doesn’t bring happiness.

The American dream was a vision of many people from around the 1930 's.
The American dream is still valid nowadays but altered. The American dream is a set of ideals on freedom, equality and opportunity traditionally held to be available to every American no matter black or white, male or female. The definition according to James Truslow Adams is "Life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement". One of the things mentioned when talking about the American dream is that when you work hard and be determined
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He lived in a way more basic house than Jay did, but Nick didn’t care, moreover, he liked the fact that he could hang around the pretty houses and wealthy people. Nick was not rich, he was more from the middle class. Even though Nick wasn’t rich, he was very happy unlike the rich people in the story. Nick shows us that money doesn’t bring joy, he has got a wonderful life without plenty of money. Nick is altruistic he doesn’t need money to be happy, he has his friends and he likes studying so it would make no difference. A satisfied man.
Jay Gatsby a very wealthy man living next to Nick Carraway in a massive house. Jay throws parties every weekend hoping Daisy will swing by one day. His life is full of glitter and glamour, nice cars, booze and a ton of money but he is not happy. Gatsby can only find happiness if Daisy will love him one day. Even though his fortune he can’t find joy, he shows us that money doesn’t bring

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