Parody Of The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is a parody of the American dream because he starts off with nothing, but finds his wealth in a very odd way. Jay Gatsby was actually originally from a poor family in the Midwest with the name James Gatz. He had created this alter name to become someone new and has Nick said “The truth was that Jay Gatsby of West Egg, Long Island, sprang from his platonic conception of himself”(98). He had created this identity because of his love for himself and that he wanted to be more successful. Though different this is similar to the individualistic ideals of the American dream were one can bring them self’s up by working hard. Mr. Gatsby had been more lucky then hard working. His luck went his way when he pulled up to
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