The Great Gatsby Obstacles

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The Great Gatsby is a wonderful novel that explains the drive and want to have the American Dream. F. Scott Fitzgerald and his life really show the true meaning of the American Dream and how hard and difficult it is to achieve it. He went through many hardships during his life and yet he still was able to come close to achieving the American Dream. The Idea behind the American Dream is that anyone can go from being poor to rich and live a healthy lifestyle and get the most out of life without being financially unstable.
The American Dream has always been a big idea in the minds of americans and has always been that dream to achieve in their lifetime. As time progresses though there is a decrease in the chances of ever being able to make this
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He does not achieve the american dream because he is involved in illegal business and is a bootlegger which makes his path to fortune and fame not what the American Dream is all about. The American Dream is about attaining the fullest experiences out of life regardless of wealth or very little wealth. The Dream is not only about one person and their growth but all. The phrase “American dream” was invented during the Great Depression. It comes from a popular 1931 book by the historian James Truslow Adams, who defined it as “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone” (Leonhardt).The idea is that you build up yourself through hard work and that hard work pays off in the end The American Dream is about building up a place in the world based on an individual's achievements or abilities Historian James Truslow Adams used the phrase in his book Epic of America. Adams' often-repeated quote is, "The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement”(Amadeo). All Things considered, Gatsby did not achieve the american dream but others in the story were better off and did achieve the american…show more content…
“But with every word she was drawing further and further into herself, so he gave that up and only the dead dream fought on as the afternoon slipped away, trying to touch what was no longer tangible, struggling unhappily, undespairingly, toward that lost voice across the room” (Fitzgerald 142). No matter how hard he worked he never lost sight of the dream. “He was clutching at some last hope, and I couldn’t bear to shake him free” (Fitzgerald 155). To say the least, nick does not achieve the dream just yet but still strives and knows that if he continues to work hard he will. Furthermore we can see how the American Dream is in everyone's
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