The Great Gatsby And The American Dream Essay

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F. Scott. Fitzgerald and the American Dream F. Scott. Fitzgerald’s message at the end of chapter nine of The Great Gatsby illustrates the American dream. “Gatsby believed in the green light.” To be able to achieve the American dream. Gatsby made a goal to reunite with the woman he loves and he worked for his dream. “Tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.” Gatsby didn’t reach his dream right away, neither does anyone else. Trying harder to be better and perseverance is the way. “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” Gatsby faced opposition and he was being pushed back to his starting point, but he trudged onward. In The Great Gatsby, the green light is Gatsby reference point of Daisy’s house. “Gatsby bought that…show more content…
Failure comes to everyone no matter what. All that needs to be done is to try harder to be a little better. Fitzgerald wrote that Gatsby “had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way” over the five years of working towards being suitable for Daisy to marry him (97). Gatsby went from a fisherman to everyone’s favorite party thrower through the work and friendship with the millionaire Dan Cody. When he was younger, Gatsby had a list of general resolves he would work on each week, like no more smoking or chewing, bath every other day, and be better to parents. Even through hard work, people like Jay Gatsby who are seeking the American Dream are pushed away from it. Fitzgerald described this as “boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past” (182). This can also be compared to going up an escalator that is moving down. To reach the goal at the top, hard work and determination must be constant, or the escalator will take you to the
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