Similarities Between The American Dream And The Great Gatsby

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The last few paragraphs of F. Scott Fitzgerald's legendary novel, "The Great Gatsby" connect the dream of Jay Gatsby and the "American Dream" through the comparison of Jay Gatsby's dream and the dreams of others. Nick Caraway first compares the dreams and motivations of Gatsby and New York's first settlers in a similar way, as something that both parties had been long seeking out and visually portrayed through the use of the color green, in the case of the settlers this was the land they found and in Gatsby's case it was the green light at the end of Daisy's dock. Nick also compares the dream of Gatsby to the dreams of others by saying that "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded
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