The Great Gatsby And My American Dream

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The American dream is all about achieving your goals in life and being happy. Your goals in life are what leads you to your american dream. It doesn’t matter how much money you have or who your married to, if you don’t achieve the goals of your american dream then you may never be completely happy. We saw this with Gatsby, who had a lot of money and a lot of parties which seems awesome but they did not make him fully happy. Achieving your goals in life and your american dream will give you a huge sense of achievement and happiness. My personal American dream is to be successful in life with whatever career I have, to not have to worry too much about money and to have a great family. I want to be able to complete this dream for myself and my…show more content…
For example both want to be successful and have money, which Gatsby does achieve. One difference is that I don’t care if I am rich like Gatsby, I just want to be able to have enough to the point where I don’t have to stress to much about money. Also one of the reasons I want to have money and to be successful is for my family and so that they can have a good life, but Gatsby wants to be successful just to impress Daisy so she hopefully will go out with him. In The Great Gatsby, Jordan states, “He wants her to see his house...I think he half expected her to wander into one of his parties, some night”(Fitzgerald 79). This shows that a big reason Gatsby wanted to be rich is just to impress her with his money, which is why he invited her over his house. I do not want to be successful just so that I can impress someone, I want to be successful for myself and for my future family. The next goal of Gatsby is to be with Daisy and to start a life with her. While I do want to be with someone, I am not obsessive like Gatsby, who basically stalks her for 5 years. He became rich just to impress her, moved to West egg to be close to her, and throws parties just hoping that she decides to walk in one time. This goal is shown when Nick states, “He stretched his arms out towards the dark water in a curious way, and, I was far away from him, I could have sworn he was trembling. Involuntarily I glanced seaward and distinguished nothing except a single green light”(Fitzgerald 20-21). At the point of the book when this happened, we were not sure what this symbolized but we later learned that the green light is at the end of Daisy’s dock and that is showed Gatsby trying to reach for his american dream. When I am am older one of my biggest goals and wants will be to start a family. My goal is like Gatsby’s, who just wants to start a life and family with Daisy. In conclusion, my dream
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