The Great Gatsby Comparison

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An American Dream is an opportunity which a person has to achieve an ideal life. In the novel, “The Great Gatsby” by Scott Fitzgerald, it explains Gatsby’s life in achieving his version of the American Dream, but it fails. This novel is compared to a song called “American Dream” by Crosby, Stills, and Nash, which explains about a person living their American Dream. In the song “American Dream”, they state that “Reporters crowd around your house”, which compares to Gatsby when Nick says, “I remember the rest of that day, and that night and the next day, only as an endless drill of police and photographer and newspaper men in and out of Gatsby’s front door” (Fitzgerald 171). It’s suggesting that after Gatsby got shot by George Wilson, there were many reporters that came to Gatsby’s house to investigate. Many news came out with false information about Gatsby, which included that he was the one who was having an affair with Myrtle, George Wilson’s wife. Reporters found out that Gatsby got rich by bootlegging. Rumors aren’t always the truth in real life because rumors weren’t from a credible source or fact. When Crosby, Stills, and Nash sings “ Revelations and rumors begin to fly” they match the idea to Gatsby in the following quote: “Well, they say he’s a nephew or a cousin of Kaiser Wilhelm’s.…show more content…
However, she married Tom instead. When Crosby, Stills, and Nash sings “Don’t know when things went wrong”, it compares the idea of Gatsby that “There was a wholesome bulkiness about his person and his position and Daisy was flattered” (Fitzgerald 159), which means while Gatsby was in the war, Daisy found someone that better flattered her. Daisy believed that she needed a man with money and she couldn’t wait that long. Also, the misconception that people that go to war sometimes do not come back at all affected Daisy’s love for Gatsby overcoming all the social and economic struggles in
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