The American Dream In F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Story 'The Baby Party'

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The Great Gatsby
Mounira Hassan
Nathalie Beeston Assignment #4

The American Dream

After reading the short story ‘The Baby Party” by F. Scott Fitzgerald I can relate the story to the theme of the American Dream. To begin, in The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald gives us a variety of themes such as justice, power, greed, betrayal, the American Dream and so on. The novel shows us a peek into the American life in the 1920s. Fitzgerald creates distinct groups but in the end, all the groups have its own issues to deal with. That paints a clear picture as a reminder of what a precarious place the world really is. These are social classes created by the distinct groups — old money, new money, and no money — Throughout the novel, we see strong messages linked to the elitism in every strata of society.

The main theme in this novel is The American Dream. It varies from person to person. Their view on the American Dream is mostly defined by their success, which is often influenced by their culture, generation and the way they were raised. If you think about it, a person who has lived in the United States
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Scott Fitzgerald, is a short story about a man, named John Andros and his wife, Edith Andros who attend a baby party hosted by a their neighbors, the Markey’s. The Andro’s daughter, Ede also attends the party with many other guest. Who are all babies, hence why it’s called ‘baby party’. During the party, a lot of chaos breaks out between Ede and a younger boy named Billy, who happens to be the little son of the Markey’s. Ede takes away Billy’s teddy bear and decides to push him, she continues to push him. That causes the other guest to feel irritated, especially his parents. The harassment doesn’t stop and so the Markey’s tell Ede and her mother to leave the party. As the mother is looking for her coat, John enters the party being quite confused as to what happened. John and Mr. Markey take a walk meanwhile more chaos is being
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