The American Dream In The Great Gatsby Analysis

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Leonardo Dicaprio shares that “The truth is that I’ve always been fascinated with wealth in America. To me, it’s been about the American Dream and the corruption of that dream.” F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby tells of…. The novel makes a naturalistic argument on how the American Dream is an elite meritocracy for the working upper class, where rags-to-riches fantasies ultimately deteriorate into ash.

To illustrate this theory, we must look to the two Eggs that scrambled the morals of its populace to the point of boiling over. Beyond the bustling city, there are two “enormous eggs, identical in contour and separated only by a courtesy bay” (Fitzgerald 5). Each of the eggs represented completely different lifestyles. Nick lived in the West Egg, the center of life and where “New Money” lives. He remincies of the nights living in the West Egg when “there was music from [his] neighbor’s through the summer...men and girls came and went like moths.. On weekends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight” (Fitzgerald 39). Nick gives insight to what it was like living in the West Egg alongside Jay Gatsby. The chaotic, party lifestyle in which Gatsby lived is a facade for his utter loneliness. Gatsby and his new money put on these extravagant and flashy parties as a beacon to Daisy in an attempt to make himself happy with the money that he possesses. In flashing his money around and becoming
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