The Great Gatsby Motivation Analysis

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Analysis Paragraph The american is a dream about possibilities and a strive for success. Many chase the dream for materialistic reasons some interpret the dream for love but regardless the person striving for the dream works hard to reach this dream. In the novel The Great Gatsby, Gatsby motivation is to reach his version of the american dream. Though Gatsby has always wanted to be rich, his main motivation for acquiring this dream was his love for Daisy. Gatsby having the mindset that he could never have Daisy’s love because of his background he becomes consumed to become rich and by doing so it's what unfortunately results in him not only falling victim to it but not attaining it at all. Essentially, Gatsby does ends up with Daisy …show more content…

Gatsby keeping this in mind helped push him to work that much harder in obtaining his dream. In order to reach this dream Gatsby knew he needed money. Having no connections or education Gatsby knew the road in achieving his dream would be long. Gatsby resented everything about his life his parents and the way he was living. “His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all.”(Fitzgerald 9.) He spent his youth hating and training for the day he would achieve everything he was soughting out for. His resentment was so strong that in order for him begin his journey he would leave behind everything about him and start new with a new identity that would better fit with his quest. “So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end.” (Fitzgerald 9) Gatsby finally gets the opportunity to make his dreams a reality when he meets a man that teaches him the tricks and trade of an illegal business known as bootlegging. Gatsby forgets about his morals and just sees it as an easy and faster way to obtaining his dream regardless of the consequences he could of face. Gatsby decision shows how motivated and how badly he wants to reach his

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