The American Dream In The Great Gatsby Essay

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F.Scott Fitzgerald is an American novelist and a short story writer. He is the author of the famous novel “ The Great Gatsby”, which is written in the 1920’s. The period of the 1920’s is well known as the roaring twenties due to lack of morales and the lowering of standards and expectations, people intended just to have a good time not caring about the outcomes of their and how they will effect their lives. Fitzgerald wants to prove in his novel the death of “The American Dream” it’s just a myth.The author of this novel shows the death of the american dream through the events surrounding Gatsby, and Daisy. Fitzgerald describes Gatsby’s American dream through Nick’s eyes . For example, “ Compared to the great distance that had separated him from Daisy it had seemed very near to her, almost touching her. It had seemed as close as a star to the moon. Now it was again a green light on a dock. His count of enhanced objects had diminished by one.” (Fitzgerald 98). One obvious literary device Fitzgerald uses to describe Nick’s view of how Gatsby is close to reaching his American dream by using a simile, comparing how stars are close to the moon as Gatsby is to Daisy’s dock. The green light on Daisy’s dock is a symbol representing Gatsby’s American dream, and how he is trying to reach and grab it once again. However, that American dream slipped right through his fingers in the past. Gatsby turned his life around so that he would have a chance at getting back his

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