The Great Gatsby American Dream Quotes

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The Great Gatsby's American Dream In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby is supposed to show what the American dream looks like but it truly only shows the readers a broken example. In this essay first, I will be talking about what Gatsby's american dream was and why it was not a good example of the american dream. Second, I will be talking about all the things Gatsby did to achieve his american dream. Last, I will talk about how and why Gatsby's american dream never worked out for him. What is Gatsby's American dream and why was it not a good example of the American dream? Well in the book Nick said this quote “there must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams-not through …show more content…

Well Gatsby was stuck with more of a hallucination put out by Daisy and as a reader you could see it but not till the end Gatsby realized that his american dream was out of reach. Gatsby fell in love with the old Daisy this is a quote that represents that very well. “And what's more, I love Daisy too. Once in a while I go off on a spree and make a fool of myself. But I always come back, and in my heart I love her all the time.” Gatsby truly loved the idea of him and Daisy, so Gatsby Daisy was perfect. She had charm, wealth, sophistication and grace that he longed for as a child. That was what first attracted him to Daisy and she was the “dream” but it never worked for him, it was a one sided love. Daisy was a very selfish woman. Here is a quote from Daisy that truly shows that. “Oh you want too much!” She cried to Gatsby, “I love you now isn't that enough? I can't help what's past.” She began to sob hopelessly. “I did love him once; but I loved you too.” This really does show how selfish Daisy was and she led Gatsby on. She never would be able to bring herself to let one man or the other go, even though she was hurting many people during the process of her manipulation. Gatsby should've known he was reaching for the wrong dream but don't we all sometimes geet trapped in our own illusion of having

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