But what is the reason that everyone cannot achieve this dream as easily as others? Some may say that these people on the television are rich and is why they are living the life that they live, but take thought of how these people got to where they are today, and why others cannot. While some believe that working hard will always pay off, providing easier access in achieving the American Dream will ultimately help increase living styles by keeping people out of debt.
To me i feel like being american which i am feels pretty amazing. I get rights and privileges here in the United States just like any other country there are great opportunities. I don’t really know the real meaning of being American, but to me i feel like working together, knowing the people across the world. Having a good connection and communication with your country and state with respecting others is a big factor in being American. All together working hard we as a country can have that “American Dream” with determination life can be better and richer for everyone.
This play charts the quests for success and happiness in order to achieve the American Dream. For the Younger, the American Dream was to find happiness and have a stable life. I believe that they were able to achieve this. Even though Walter had bigger plans for the family; they were still able to achieve what they wanted. Walter 's ambitions to have a successful business were decent but he didn 't have enough of the knowledge to make it work.
The Dream consists of a seemingly simple theory; success. Charles Foster Kane possessed everything that a materialistic man could dream to have: money, power, a successful career, women, and extravagant possessions some men would go to extremes lengths to have. Yet, Charles had it all. The most important ingredient of happiness in life Kane lacked however, was the single component he couldn 't buy and that was: love. "You won 't get lonely, Charles... You 'll be the richest man in the world someday."
Discuss Fitzgerald 's presentation of the American Dream in the novel. The American Dream is defined by the ideal where the opportunity for prosperity and success, as well as an upward social mobility, can be achieved through hard work and determination by any American-regardless of social class or circumstances of birth. Despite such positive connotations for this ideal, its darker side is found to be explored throughout the novel. The fact that this Dream is unrealistic, corruptive, attractive but ultimately dangerous, is portrayed through characterisation of various characters. The attractiveness of this ideal is the emphasis on how anyone will be able to become financially or socially successful, and this can be seen through the characterisation
Although Gatsby knows that Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan, he hosts dazzling parties and even “[buys] the [mansion] so that Daisy would be just across the bay” (Fitzgerald, 78). If Gatsby is to truly love Daisy, instead of destroying her marriage, he would have let her go. However, because of his extreme devotion towards Daisy, he dreams of a utopia where their feelings for each other is mutual. Thus, he demands her to say that she has never loved Tom to affirm that she loves him only, but Daisy does fall in love with Tom at some point in her marriage, in between the five years of Gatsby’s absence. Nonetheless, Gatsby does not give up.
Many people fantasize about the American dream. In his book The Epic of America, James Truslow Adams (1931) describes the American Dream as a, “...dream of land in which life should be better and richer and full for everyone with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.” The American Dream is the idea that if a person has a significant amount of money and friends that they will be happy. It is in our nature as humans to want to be the best and have nicer things than our peers. The majority of people try to achieve the American Dream so that they will feel more exceptional to others. Though, in The Great Gatsby, the American Dream is a fallacy that the character Nick realizes can never truly be attained.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt The American Dream enshrined precisely this- the belief and faith in one’s dream that led to the fulfillment of that very dream. For some, the Dream meant the promise of social mobility while for some others it meant freedom of the physical self and of the spirit. Rooted fundamentally in the American Declaration of Independence, the American Dream originally upheld the ideals of “Life, Liberty and pursuit of Happiness”. However, with the passage of time, these ideals were left behind as mankind raced ahead to embrace the dazzling, dreamy future full of wealth, flamboyance and rich decadence. The values corroded and corrupted and what remained of the great American Dream was a saturated mass of nothingness that left little hope for those whose dream was far from achieved.
Gatsby devotes his whole being into reinventing himself to satisfy his dream of being with Daisy. Gatsby believes the only way to be with Daisy is by impressing Daisy with demonstrations of his great wealth. While Gatsby feels a frantic need to shed his past, Gatsby’s dream to be with Daisy is a consequence of his past. Fitzgerald utilizes Nick’s perception of Gatsby to demonstrate how the dream has been degraded by material pursuits. America has given us the American dream but has not given us the capability to go beyond our past.