The American Dream In The Great Gatsby

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The American dream today is nothing but an insignificant belief that has been forgotten. But in The Great Gatsby, it is definitely something worth fighting for. Fitzgerald portrays Jay Gatsby as one of the only characters who truly attempts to grasp his dream of success. In this peculiar novel, Gatsby’s intention to fulfill his dream is distinct to no other. His motivation to win back Daisy, the continuous progress of his social status, and his obsession for excessive luxury will all guarantee him attaining his American dream, but most importantly, attaining Daisy. Gatsby’s dream is composed of one major factor, and motivator: Daisy. The fact that Tom has Daisy and Gatsby can’t have her, makes Gatsby crave her more, leading him to the American Dream. Gatsby “revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes”, which depicted his unconditional love for Daisy. This depicts Gatsby’s love for Daisy and of how powerful it is. To Nick, Gatsby is willing to “revalue” anything and everything for her, all because of the great attention Daisy’s eyes drew from Gatsby. He “bought that house so that Daisy would be just across the bay” (78), showing that Gatsby has treasured her since the day their eyes met. Furthermore, the distance between their two houses symbolizes how Gatsby has always been protective of Daisy . He does have his limits, but Gatsby has contained an unconditional love for Daisy. And all Gatsby desires for is to is
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