Significance Of The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby is the novel of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald written in 1925. One of the main subjects of The Great Gatsby is representation of American Dream. This theme is the most significant because it relates on corruption of The American Dream. But, the first of all, it is necessary to understand: what is The American Dream? The American Dream is the term that first was used in “The Epic of America” by James Truslow Adams in 1931. Adams applied the term to describe American beliefs, political promises and social hopes. Later this term has become the notion that can describe the American Style of Life in general. The Great Gatsby describes The American Dream in the 1920’s, this novel demonstrates what happened to this phenomenon…show more content…
He loves Daisy, but he understands that he cannot achieve her if he will not be successful. He feels that he has to live up to The American Dream to accomplish what he truly dreams for. But in the period of absence of Gatsby, Daisy married Tom. Daisy always was rich and Gatsby needs to have money to give Daisy what she wants. The green light accompanies Gatsby during novel, not intentionally, the green light is of great significance in this novel, it is a symbol representing Gatsby’s dream of having Daisy, it is a symbol aspiration to The American Dream. Later Gatsby became the real picture of the perfect American man; he became the dream of every girl. But in the aspiration to The American Dream, Gatsby lost himself, he became another person, he becomes corrupted because of his main goal, he is destroyed. In conclusion, he did not achieve what he wanted because he was entirely swallowed by The American…show more content…
This dream of everyone for the better life, but it was evident that this dream only truly caused corruption and disruption, disruption of human life. This phenomenon of 1920’s that broke fates of many people, people that believed, people that worked hard. The Great Gatsby is a novel that demonstrates what happened to The American Dream in the 1920’s. The desire to have much money and to have love sometimes is not realizable. In the novel of Fitzgerald we see cynical post-war judgments about love and human actions, the novel is a kind of synthesis that graphically demonstrates us the entirely period of time, tragic period of time, period of the loss of human values, period when the human lost himself, frustrating period. The Great Gatsby is about love and money, but its greater subject—the tragic nature of aspiration—links these two in ways that deepen in the broadest, profoundest way our sense of who we
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