Synthesis Rhetorical Analysis Of 'The Great Gatsby'

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Sheida AbbaszadehSarhangi Hanna Bovberg English 11 12 December 2017 The Great Gatsby Synthesis Rhetorical Analysis Essay The American Dream, a place where life is better and has more money, a chance for each individual relying on their ability. Fitzgerald, the author of The Great Gatsby, portrays his concept of the American dream as something that will never satisfy us. Once we get what we want, we use any kind of way to get more because we always want more. Paul Glader, a modern writer, says the American dream is now all about money. Money is our future and all any individual thinks about. Money is what will give us the perfect life, regardless what one does to achieve that money. When comparing Fitzgerald’s and Glader’s ideas on the American …show more content…

Gatsby used shady ways to achieve his wealth. He shows corruption in the dream. Forgetting what kind of man he is, Fitzgerald's portrays him as a character who overlooks who he may be showing when we want something, we will do anything to achieve it, and once we do we want more. Gatsby’s motivation for achieving his dream, is Daisy, his past lover, and only to make her want him, or happy. Nick Carraway, who is another important character in the book, spotted Mr. Gatsby, his neighbor, while outside. He wanted to call him over, yet something let him know not to do so and allow him to sit unbothered. “He stretched out his arms toward the dark water in a curious way, and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was trembling”(Fitzgerald 20). Gatsby’s trembling could represent the struggles he was experiencing while trying to reach for his dream which is the green light on the other side of the dock where Daisy lives. He hopes to be with her again, reaching for her. The American dream was about achieving your actual dreams, but over time it has influenced people to forget about themselves and only want what will make them successful;

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